KSU Foundation certified as a Great Place to Work

KSU Foundation has been certified as a Great Place to Work by an independent national rating organization of the same name. Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and are the data scientists who determine the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list.

KSU Foundation is the only certified institutionally related foundation in the country and one of only seven Great Place to Work certified organizations in Kansas. In the nonprofit space, KSU Foundation joins the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Kessler Foundation in this distinction.

Ninety-four percent of KSU Foundation employees identified the foundation as a Great Place to Work with 98% citing a sense of pride with what the foundation accomplishes and the ways the foundation team contributes to the community. Ninety-seven percent of the employees indicated they were made to feel welcome when they joined the company.

“This certification lends further credence to our organization’s progress and enduring commitment to provide each KSU Foundation team member their pinnacle career experience of a lifetime,” said Greg Willems, president and CEO of the KSU Foundation. “The culture we’ve created is truly special and without a doubt the difference maker in our ability to produce exceptional results — honoring our mission at the highest level. We are proud to be recognized among some of the very best organizations in the country.”

KSU Foundation’s employee survey data was paired with an in-depth culture brief submitted by the foundation culture and engagement team to answer questions about employee demographics, programs aimed at retention and culture enhancement, compensation practices and benefits. The KSU Foundation’s score on the Great Place to Work Trust Index was compared to the data established over 30 years of research across the country and industries. KSU Foundation survey results and reporting rating met or exceeded benchmarks required for certification.

“I find this to be evidence that we truly care about our people, pursue extraordinary outcomes for the university we serve and make a contribution to the community we live in,” said Jill Trego, vice president of culture and engagement of the KSU Foundation.

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. Visit www.ksufoundation.org for more information.

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