An Inspiring Partnership

David Woods Kemper Veterans Foundation supports the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.

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"Our hope is that through this partnership, we can create programs, research and education to help ease the transition from soldier to civilian, first here in Kansas and then to the rest of the country."-Caleb Jackson, executive director of the David Woods Kemper Veterans Foundation


The David Woods Kemper Veterans Foundation of Overland Park, Kansas, has given $300,000 to the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs at Kansas State University.

With this gift, the foundation partners with K-State to advance military and veterans research and programs that will result in industry best practices for helping former military service personnel reintegrate into the workforce.

“The David Woods Kemper Veterans Foundation was founded with the purpose of supporting veterans in Kansas and Missouri. A partnership between our foundation and K-State is a natural choice,” said Caleb Jackson, executive director of the foundation. “The work being done by Art DeGroat and the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs is crucial for veterans who have recently separated from service. Our hope is that through this partnership, we can create programs, research and education to help ease the transition from soldier to civilian, first here in Kansas and then to the rest of the country.”

“This new partnership with Caleb Jackson and the David Woods Kemper Veterans Foundation will be consequential in the lives of many veterans and their families joining the Greater Kansas City-area workforce and communities,” said Art DeGroat, executive director of the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs at K-State. “Without this partnership, and ones like it, we simply wouldn’t have a way to deliver our expertise and evidence-based practices to help our veterans.”

Philanthropic contributions to K-State are coordinated by the Kansas State University Foundation. The foundation is leading Innovation and Inspiration: The Campaign for Kansas State University to raise $1 billion for student success, faculty development, facility enhancement and programmatic success.

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