Campaign News

Many K-Staters have already made gifts to the Innovation and Inspiration Campaign and have helped to advance K-State's strategic plan to become a top 50 public research university by 2025. Below are just a few of the stories of our loyal donors and why they choose to give. To read even more stories about K-State donors, visit the KSU Foundation's website.


NSSI 
Doug and Vicki Hill and Edward Jones: Selling success

K-State couple and Edward Jones contribute $2 million total to award-winning sales program. Read more.

Munson Simu 
Michelle Munson and Serban Simu: Investing in Faculty

Michelle Munson and Serban Simu create awards to retain and recruit the best and brightest. Read more.

Compton 
Jim Latham and Howard Attarian: Honoring fellow Thunderbirds

Jim Latham and Howard Attarian create a scholarship for students enrolled in the Department of Aerospace. Read more.

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Tom and Vera Hintz: Creating a brighter future

Tom and Vera Hintz create a scholarship and demonstrate their passion for helping students. Read more.

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Susan Williams: Striving for excellence

Susan Williams establishes award in hopes of enhancing opportunities at K-State. Read more.

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Gib and Brenda Compton: Setting the Bar High

Comptons receive Kansas State University Medal of Excellence in recognition of their service. Read more.

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Dennis and Sally von Waaden: The Business of Inspiring Success

Scholarships benefit graduates of Washington County, Manhattan high schools majoring in business at K-State. Read more.

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Charlie and Rebecca Claar: Supporting excellence

Charlie and Rebecca Claar help ensure the success of students in and out of the classroom. Read more.

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Above and Beyond

Building on momentum, Kansas State University extends campaign to raise $1.4 billion by 2020. Read more.

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Glen and Sara Carnrick: A gift of appreciation 

Glen and his wife Sara Carnrick show their gratitude to K-State through a gift to the Division of Biology. Read more.

 
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Bill and Margaret Garrett: Preserving the experience 

Bill and his wife Margaret Garrett created a scholarship for the history department in the college of Arts and Science. Read more.

 
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David Jennings: Inspiring persistence 

David Jennings created the Jennings Turning Point Scholarship in honor of his father's accomplishments and love for K-State. Read more.

 
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Bill Barr and Kim Rock: Enhancing the future 

Bill Barr and Kim Rock created a professorship in the pet food industry with hopes of advancing the trade. Read more.

 
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Jan Elsasser and Janelle Phillips: The stronger gift

Jan Elsasser and Janelle Phillips wedding registry asked for donations to the oncology department in honor of former Corgi, Tucker. Read more.

 
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Sunderland Foundation: Academic success 

Sunderland Foundation supports academic success at K-State's College of Engineering. Read more.

 
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Textron Aviation: Elevating education

Textron Aviation invests $100,000 in the College of Engineering at Kansas State University. Read more.

 
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Bob and Diane Patrick: Carrying on the inspiration 

Professorship created to honor former political science professor Orma Linford, and to honor Bob and Diane Patrick's legacy in public service. Read more.

 
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Harold Roberts: Lasting legacy

Former dairy professor Harold Roberts honored through scholarship. Read more.

 
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Mark Schonhoff: Paying it forward

Mark Schonhoff supports the computer science department at K-State. Read more.

 
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Tim and Anne de Noble: Making a Legacy Gift 

Tim and his wife Anne de Noble honor those who have impacted their lives through the College of Architecture. Read more.

 
Cole
Charlie Cole: Enhancing K-State's future 

Charlie and his wife, Jan, established an award for the faculty in the College of Business Administration. Read more.

 
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John Berschied: Supporting graduate education 

John Berschied is helping to create the next generation of scientists. Read more.

 
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Marieta Francis: Influencing students

Marieta Francis is influencing students to change the world. Read more.

 
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An innovative facility

K-State celebrates opening of Berney Family Welcome Center. Read more.

 
Chastan
Sandy Chastan: Supporting the arts  

Sandy Chastan invests in the Purple Masque Theatre after pursuing her lifelong dream of acting. Read more.

 
Textron
Textron Aviation: Modernizing facilities

Textron Aviation makes $150,000 gift to K-State Polytechnic. Read more.

 
Burns
Burns & McDonnell: Professional development 

Burns & McDonnell invests $500,000 in Engineering Hall at Kansas State University. Read more.

Adams
Eric Stonestreet: Fighting cancer

K-State alumnus, Eric Stonestreet, supports K-State cancer research. Read more.

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An inspiring partnership

David Woods Kemper Veterans Foundation supports the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs at Kansas State University. Read more.

Adams
Bruce and Jan Adams: A family's legacy

Family takes comprehensive approach to philanthropy at K-State. Read more.

Chadwick
Tim and Cindy Chadwick: Developing leadership

Responding to industry needs, CEO invests in leadership development at K-State. Read more.

Huschka
The Huschka family: Developing alumni engagement

Huschka family invests in professional academy, enhances alumni experience. Read more

Merck
Merck Animal Health: Investing in preventative education 

Kansas State University advances research and education outreach to address Fatigued Cattle Syndrome. Read more

HOK
A bold design

HOK names studio space inside revitalized Seaton Complex. Read more.

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Phillips 66 renews support for programs across K-State

Phillips 66 is investing in student organizations, special initiatives and general department funding within the College of Business Administration and College of Engineering. Read more

Wood
Joe and Bev Wood: Academic Comeback Award

Unique gift will honor academic perseverance. Read more

Boyer
Dr. Lyndon and Jerri Boyer: Returning the favor

Alumnus shows gratitude for K-State education through gifts to music, engineering departments. Read more

Otto
Jeanette Otto: Honoring family

Scholarships memorialize loved ones. Read more

Wilson
Dr. Charles Wilson: Establishing long-term commitment 

Estate gift supports multiple areas across campus. Read more

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Frontier Farm Credit: Improving global food systems 

Frontier Farm Credit gift spurs new Global Food Systems secondary major at K-State. Read more

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ExxonMobil: Expanding potential

A group of ExxonMobil employees recently took an innovative approach to supporting K-State's new building expansion, Engineering Hall. Read more

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APDesign: Making history

$8 million gift marks largest in history of College of Architecture, Planning & Design. Read more

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Kipp and Pat Shrack: Building success

K-State alumni invest in Seaton Complex. Read more

Kansas Masonic Foundation
Kansas Masons give $2.5 million to K-State programs

Masons from 220 lodges across Kansas have collectively given $2.5 million to K-state through the Kansas Masonic Foundation. Read more

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Curt and Sheryl Frasier: Paying it forward 

Alumni benefit from K-State, pay it forward through estate plan. Read more

Hininger
Damon and Carrie Hininger: Building success

Alumni advance K-State's strategic goals with investment in faculty. Read more

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Student philanthropy, K-State Proud, surpasses $1 million

K-State Proud has raised $1,030,000 and helped more than 520 students in the past ten years. Read more. 

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Janet Yoder: Helping dreams take flight

New scholarship honors legacy of mentoring young pilots. Read more. 

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Candace Duncan: Creating new opportunities

Husband's memory lives on through gift to support College of Engineering's Phase IV expansion. Read more. 

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Jim and Ann Coen: Fueling collaboration

As the next step in their philanthropic plan for K-State, Jim and Ann Coen have named the Coen Family Teaming Room in the Phase IV engineering expansion. Read more. 

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Thayne and Leona Kraus: Expanding possibilities

Thayne and Leona Kraus are helping students by supporting the Phase IV facility expansion on the campus that has meant so much to them. Read more

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Rodney and Louise Cole: Strike up the band

A former K-State band member and his wife created a scholarship to support brass instrument players at K-State. Read more

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Bob and Bunny Broeckelman: Honoring educators

Agriculture education students supported by alumni and former faculty member. Read more

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Ben Barnert: Remembering a legacy 

Architecture students build strong futures thanks to scholarship in honor of the late Ben Barnert. Read more

Berney
Rand and Patti Berney: A K-State welcome 

K-State's Welcome Center to be named in honor of lead benefactors, Rand and Patti Berney. Read more

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Greg and Mamie Case: Turning risk into opportunities

A gift from Greg and Mamie Case is helping tomorrow's risk management leaders. Read more

Chapman
Mark Chapman: A gift of music

A gift from Cheryl Mellenthin and the late Mark Chapman allows K-State to be named All-Steinway School. Read more

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Gib and Brenda Compton: Investing in the future

A Q&A with a generous K-State couple. Read more

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Dolese Bros. Company: A visionary gift

A $70 million gift for K-State engineering. Read more

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Paul and Sandra Edgerley: A K-State first

Edgerleys establish first endowed deanship at K-State. Read more

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Peggy and Gary Edwards: Lifetime of giving 

Peggy and Gary Edwards create an enduring legacy at K-State. Read more

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David and Ellie Everitt: Leading change 

Alumni support Berney Family Welcome Center and new leadership initiative. Read more

 

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Dr. Min Kao, of Garmin International, Inc.: Expanding horizons 

Garmin executive gives $1 million to K-State engineering expansion. Read more

Hager
John Hager: Living legacy 

Gift honors K-State grad's life. Read more

Ice
Carl and Mary Ice: Spirit for giving 

Carl and Mary Ice share their love of K-State through philanthropy. Read more.

Jezek
Elnita Jezek: Helping students 

K-State alumna's final gift supports business students. Read more.

Johnson
Jim and Laura Johnson: Giving back

Jim and Laura Johnson inspire K-State with gift benefiting students, faculty and facilities. Read more

Kemper
William T. Kemper Foundation: Bolstering growth 

Kemper Foundation gives $1 million to Seaton Complex. Read more

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Loren Kirkwood: Honoring innovation 

New scholarship honors pioneer of color TV. Read more

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Koch Industries, Inc.: Strength in diversity 

Koch industries renews support for diversity, other programs at K-State. Read more

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Stephen and Cathryn Wiltfong Lacy: A gift for tomorrow 

Stephen and Cathryn Lacy provide support for the new home of the College of Business Administration. Read more

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Alan and Jan Levin: A gift to build on

K-State couple gives to engineering expansion. Read more

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Dale and Marceline Olson: Fueling dreams

Dale Olson and late wife Marceline help make college a reality for students with financial need. Read more

Regnier
V+H Charitable Foundation: Building Regnier Hall

APDesign Complex expansion plans move forward with multimillion dollar gift from the Regnier family foundation. Read more

 

Staley
Warren and Mary Lynn Staley: Ensuring success

Longtime university supporters establish chair for director of the School of Leadership Studies. Read more

 

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The Jack Vanier family: A gift to inspire 

Jack, Donna, Marty, John and Mary Vanier make largest private gift in K-State history. Read more

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Melva J. Zimmerman: Paying it forward 

K-State alumna creates scholarship in arts & sciences. Read more

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Jack and Janet Ayres: A giving heart 

K-Staters encourage leadership in philanthropy by giving back. Read more.