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KSU Foundation announces $174.2M in fundraising in fiscal year 2018 for Kansas State University

FY18 Fundraising Results

Philanthropic gifts and commitments to Kansas State University given through the Kansas State University Foundation totaled $174.2 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2018. This marks the second most successful year in the university's fundraising history.

"2018 was an incredible year as generous K-State alumni and friends, university faculty and staff, and campus partners stepped up to boldly advance the university and move K-State closer to becoming a Top 50 public research university," said Greg Willems, president and CEO of KSU Foundation. "The K-State family can be proud of what we have achieved together to support students, faculty, facilities and programs in fiscal year 2018."

Of the $174.2 million raised in fiscal year 2018, donors gave 61 percent — or $106 million — through endowed gifts, pledges and deferred gifts, which ensures the long-term prosperity of the university. In addition, the value of the university's long-term investment pool grew to $539 million as of June 30, 2018. Endowment growth is key to becoming a Top 50 public research university by the year 2025, as it directly correlates to the university's capacity to serve future generations of K-Staters.

"K-State is an education, innovation and service leader because of the commitment that generous alumni and friends make toward the university," said Richard B. Myers, university president. "Every day, K-Staters demonstrate their confidence in the future of the university and its ability to achieve its mission as a land-grant institution to make quality education accessible to all."

Other key philanthropic achievements for the 2018 fiscal year included:

• Private funds of $92.2 million were made directly available to campus for students, faculty, facilities and programs.

• One hundred seventy new scholarships were created, up from 124 in fiscal year 2017, and $37 million total gifts and commitments for scholarships and student success raised.

• Twenty-eight gifts and commitments of $1 million or more were made, totaling nearly $100 million.

• Gift commitments through estate planning, including wills, trusts and annuities, reached an all-time high of $61.2 million, up from $57 million in fiscal year 2017.

• Endowed gifts and commitments totaled $106 million, up from $61.8 million in fiscal year 2017. Endowed gifts create a legacy for the donor by providing long-term funding for the purpose they support, such as student scholarships, faculty chairs and professorships.

• Forty-three thousand alumni and friends gave to advance Kansas State University and over 20 percent of alumni gave to support the university, exceeding the national average of 5 percent of alumni who give to their alma maters.

• Cash, pledges and commitments of $1.2 billion had been raised as of June 30, 2018, toward the $1.4 billion Innovation and Inspiration Campaign goal.

"It's been a great year for K-State philanthropy," said Steve Lacy, chairman of the KSU Foundation board of directors. "The K-State family has acted with tremendous generosity in fiscal year 2018, and we are grateful that our donors and strategic collaborators are focused on making the university even more successful to meet the needs of a changing and global economy. Thanks to the hard work of so many, we are on the right track with the Innovation and Inspiration Campaign and K-State's 2025 vision."

Giving totals for Kansas counties in fiscal year 2018, including number of donors and amount by county:

County

No. of donors

 Amount

Allen                                  

88

$107,660.50

Anderson                               

52

$17,922.00

Atchison                               

113

$38,403.50

Barber                                 

46

$17,520.00

Barton                                 

381

$25,827,199.94

Bourbon                                

48

$11,780.00

Brown                                  

179

$170,784.69

Butler                                 

536

$505,170.84

Chase                                  

51

$8,617.19

Chautauqua                             

17

$2,125.00

Cherokee                               

32

$699,367.50

Cheyenne                               

30

$10,009.38

Clark                                  

39

$93,770.00

Clay                                   

262

$459,701.42

Cloud                                  

142

$175,212.06

Coffey                                  

100

$90,772.50

Comanche                               

16

$3,940.00

Cowley                                 

167

$116,863.50

Crawford                               

113

$59,586.00

Decatur                                

44

$22,372.00

Dickinson                              

409

$196,820.98

Doniphan                               

98

$60,738.03

Douglas                                

530

$347,461.52

Edwards                                

32

$21,730.00

Elk                                    

15

$3,840.00

Ellis                                  

244

$218,782.70

Ellsworth                              

84

$67,765.00

Finney                                 

340

$803,350.71

Ford                                   

230

$213,951.93

Franklin                               

164

$64,968.97

Geary                                  

307

$217,839.35

Gove                                   

41

$37,193.00

Graham                                 

37

$21,085.00

Grant                                  

52

$9,120.00

Gray                                   

75

$88,158.56

Greeley                                

24

$17,583.82

Greenwood                              

81

$27,911.00

Hamilton                               

23

$12,217.50

Harper                                 

35

$12,660.00

Harvey                                 

330

$278,859.57

Haskell                                

54

$17,745.00

Hodgeman                               

28

$11,580.00

Jackson                                

178

$790,900.40

Jefferson                              

160

$60,564.69

Jewell                                 

63

$22,914.38

Johnson                                

6,222

$10,150,509.55

Kearny                                 

35

$76,565.00

Kingman                                

75

$24,490.68

Kiowa                                  

20

$11,495.69

Labette                                

68

$128,902.50

Lane                                   

55

$29,310.00

Leavenworth                            

382

$116,251.76

Lincoln                                

55

$104,725.00

Linn                                   

28

$3,770.00

Logan                                  

28

$27,640.00

Lyon                                   

193

$264,861.98

Marion                                 

105

$27,910.38

Marshall                               

259

$593,360.66

McPherson                              

454

$247,247.88

Meade                                  

43

$6,442.19

Miami                                   

252

$154,077.08

Mitchell                               

162

$217,916.06

Montgomery                             

128

$45,222.19

Morris                                 

146

$389,966.00

Morton                                 

12

$805.00

Nemaha                                 

236

$316,185.98

Neosho                                 

64

$46,980.00

Ness                                   

55

$199,076.48

Norton                                 

47

$115,050.63

Osage                                  

145

$238,984.48

Osborne                                

57

$65,891.89

Ottawa                                 

106

$449,917.82

Pawnee                                 

85

$85,919.38

Phillips                               

98

$30,342.19

Pottawatomie                           

1,026

$942,564.23

Pratt                                  

146

$794,284.69

Rawlins                                

34

$6,062.50

Reno                                   

540

$646,786.93

Republic                               

125

$147,559.38

Rice                                   

103

$162,632.00

Riley                                  

5,700

$17,645,147.99

Rooks                                  

51

$12,427.19

Rush                                   

29

$8,602.50

Russell                                

76

$50,254.89

Saline                                 

963

$1,014,118.83

Scott                                  

108

$178,776.44

Sedgwick                               

2,988

$5,575,915.02

Seward                                 

58

$57,335.00

Shawnee                                

2,124

$5,673,297.46

Sheridan                               

29

$11,680.00

Sherman                                

48

$28,585.00

Smith                                  

43

$87,985.00

Stafford                               

65

$50,617.44

Stanton                                

22

$3,216.00

Stevens                                

29

$3,255.00

Sumner                                 

142

$69,697.00

Thomas                                 

105

$91,551.24

Trego                                  

29

$25,853.40

Wabaunsee                              

176

$222,013.92

Wallace                                

29

$5,575.00

Washington                             

140

$91,240.00

Wichita                                

35

$6,245.00

Wilson                                 

36

$33,197.19

Woodson                                

17

$3,485.00

Wyandotte                              

329

$85,939.36

 TOTALS: 

31,050

$79,970,239.18

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.