Steering committee

Many thanks to the thousands of volunteers dedicating time and energy to this campaign, and to the campaign steering committee members leading this important effort.

A letter from the campaign co-chairs

Dear K-State family,

Innovation and Inspiration is the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the history of Kansas State University. This campaign is inspired by our land-grant heritage, our reputation for an extraordinary student experience, innovative research and academics, plus a solid record of significant achievements. We believe our ability to raise substantial philanthropic support through this effort will be crucial to achieving the goal to become a top 50 public research university by 2025.

The quality of education that we are known for helps us recruit and retain top students, faculty and staff. It helps students who are applying for jobs and graduate schools, doctoral students searching for careers as researchers, and faculty members competing for research grants and funding. It helps us build a robust athletics program that connects alumni to the university and provides a platform to promote the K-State brand.

Innovation and Inspiration will not provide all of the resources needed to achieve the goals of K-State 2025, but generous philanthropic support is absolutely imperative to create and sustain true momentum for this transformational strategic vision. As a top 50 public research university, Kansas State will be a powerful economic driver for growth and development by generating new knowledge and producing graduates who will impact Kansas, the nation and the world.

We believe in this vision, and we believe K-State has the right leaders to inspire the hard work that must be done. Along with the members of the campaign steering committee, and many other alumni and friends who have signed on as campaign volunteers, we are proud to put our shoulders to the wheel to raise $1 billion for Kansas State University.

We encourage your consideration of how you want to make a difference at K-State, and invite you to join us in supporting Innovation and Inspiration: The Campaign for Kansas State University.


With K-State pride,

Rand and Patti Berney
Dick and Mary Jo Myers

Your Campaign Co-Chairs


Steering committee

Rand and Patti Berney
McKinney, Texas

Dick and Mary Jo Myers
Arlington, Virginia

Lee Borck
Manhattan, Kansas

Dixon and Carol Doll
San Francisco, California

Paul and Sandra Edgerley
Brookline, Massachusetts

Gary and Peggy Edwards
Houston, Texas

Dave and Ellie Everitt
Bettendorf, Iowa

Mike and Becky Goss
Westport, Connecticut

Carl and Mary Ice
Westlake, Texas

Jim and Laura Johnson
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Steve and Cathy Lacy
Des Moines, Iowa

Warren and Mary Lynn Staley
Avon, Colorado

Mary Vanier
Manhattan, KS