When one-quarter of all U.S. college students have seriously considered suicide and the global pandemic approaches its third year, Kansas State University alumni, faculty, students, staff and friends gave $600,389 to increase access to mental health services for K-State students and reduce the stigma of asking for help. That’s the power of K-Staters working together to achieve one bold objective in one day; that’s All In for K-State.
“Wow. More than $600,000 was raised yesterday by you, Wildcats from all 50 states and 77 Kansas counties,” said First Lady of K-State Sally Linton. “Thank you for jumping ‘All In.’ Thank you for caring about the future of mental health at K-State. Your heartfelt support will have a significant impact on many life journeys. Go Cats!”
Even K-Staters and friends from as far away as Canada and the United Kingdom came together virtually to support K-State’s Counseling and Psychological Services and the Morrison Family Center for Student Well-being and the students they serve.
“We often talk of how K-State students, alumni and friends feel like ‘family.’ We are grateful that ‘K-State family’ showed up again to support students, their access to mental health resources and All In for K-State,” said Eric Holderness, associate vice president of development at the KSU Foundation. “Thank you to the many people who gave to help students access counseling resources and develop tools toward their lifelong wellbeing.”
Don’t miss next year’s All In for K-State: Click ksufoundation.org/AllInforKState/RemindMe2023 for your set-it-and-forget-it 2023 All In for K-State reminder!
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. Visit www.ksufoundation.org for more information.