Kansas State University establishes #KStateStrong Emergency Response Fund to address critical student and campus needs related to COVID-19

Kansas State University has established the #KStateStrong Emergency Response Fund to address the emerging needs of K-State students, faculty and staff during K-State’s COVID-19 response. The fund was created with maximum impact and ultimate flexibility in mind. Contributions will be made immediately available to Kansas State University President Richard Myers so he can direct funds to the areas of greatest need and strengthen the K-State family during these uncertain times.

 “You’ve heard me say that K-Staters never shy away from a challenge, and we are facing unprecedented challenges as the impact of COVID-19 continues to unfold,” said Myers. “I am encouraged by the can-do spirit of our K-State family to create new ways to teach, learn and now support one another. It’s humbling to know that so many K-Staters want to help in the recovery efforts.”

In addition to this fund, two other vital funds have been identified for support: Cats’ Cupboard, K-State’s food pantry, and the Emergency Student Scholarship Fund. Both of these funds directly enhance K-State’s ability to serve its student population during this time.

“The K-State family has demonstrated amazing resilience, innovation and cooperation in the past two weeks, and there is still work to be done,” said Greg Willems, president and CEO of KSU Foundation. “During this time of uncertainty, so many members of the K-State family have asked, ‘How can I help?’ That comes as no surprise, because it is just what K-Staters do. They step up when the family needs them.”

Contributions to the #KStateStrong Emergency Response Fund and other support funds can be made at www.ksufoundation.org/kstatestrong. In addition, the KSU Foundation gifts can be made by phone at 785-775-2000 or by mail to #KStateStrong c/o KSU Foundation, 1800 Kimball Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan, Kansas 66502-3373. 

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. 

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