Greg Willems, president and CEO of the Kansas State University Foundation, has been selected to serve on the 18-member Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) National Committee for Institutionally Related Foundations.
The national committee provides leadership and guidance to CASE on issues related to the operations of institutionally related foundations and the distinctive professional development resources for foundation professionals who serve higher education institutions across the United States. Willems’ three-year board term began July 1, 2019.
“Under Greg’s leadership the KSU Foundation has flourished, garnering a reputation as one of the most efficient and effective institutionally related foundations in the country,” said Steve Lacy, KSU Foundation board chair. “His selection for the National Committee for Institutionally Related Foundations is a natural choice.”
Willems has led the KSU Foundation since February 2015. In that time, the foundation has been recognized with CASE’s Fundraising Award for growth in fundraising and innovation toward student success, faculty development, facility enhancement and programmatic achievement; launched the award-winning K-State Family Scholarship match fund program to increase scholarships on campus and help make K-State more accessible and affordable to students; twice exceeded the Innovation and Inspiration Campaign’s fundraising targets; celebrated the first named college in the university’s history; and earned certification as a Great Place to Work. Also during that time, the KSU Foundation’s Board of Directors was honored with the AGB John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership.
As Kansas State University’s strategic partner for philanthropy, the KSU Foundation inspires and guides philanthropy toward university priorities to boldly advance K-State family. The foundation is leading Innovation and Inspiration: The Campaign for Kansas State University to raise $1.4 billion for student success, faculty development, facility enhancement and programmatic success.