Impact Stories

Read how investments from people like you are making an impact through the Innovation and Inspiration Campaign, advancing Kansas State University's strategic plan to become a top 50 public research university by 2025.


Good Work, scholarships explained
Good Work: Scholarships Explained

KSU Foundation inspires and guides donor generosity. Read more.

Good Plan, tractor teams and dream machines
Good Plan: Tractor teams & dream machines

Carl and Melinda Helwig transform K-State's quarter-scale tractor team. Read more.

Scholarship Power
Scholarship Power

An introduction to seven inspiring stories on how scholarships changed lives. Read more.

Rachel Niehart
Rachael Niehart '10, family studies and human services

“I felt the support of the entire K-State community rally around me.” Read more.

Garrett Wilkinson
Garrett Wilkinson, senior in nutritional sciences and microbiology

“My passion is centered around a moral ambition to alleviate suffering in people …” Read more.

Ann-Marie Kennedy
Ann-Marie Kennedy '17, social work

“Because of my K-State education … I am still dreaming and pursuing education.” Read more.

Sam Brinton
Sam Brinton '11, nuclear engineering and music

"This will be a place where LGBTQ students are going to be welcomed." Read more.

Dr. Bill Hsu
Dr. Bill Hsu, professor of computer science

"I would like to help my students find as much opportunity as they've given me." Read more.

Danielle Rengifo
Daniuschka Rengifo, freshman in architecture

"My main goal is to graduate and help others do the same." Read more.

Thomas Anjard
Thomas Anjard, senior in industrial engineering

"I thought about what I could do on campus to make a change."Read more.

Good ideas
Good ideas: Make a difference today

Support K-State through these programs and projects. Read more.

Dan and Beth Bird, Medal of Excellence Awardees
Dan and Beth Bird Awarded Kansas State University Medal of Excellence

K-State recognized Dan and Beth Bird for their extraordinary service to the university. Read more.

Adams
A piece of history

Mike Hankins created a window display in ROTC, sharing Bruce Adams’ family’s military history. Read more.

Band Truck
A lasting inspiration

K-State alumnus, Eric Stonestreet, gifted The Pride of Wildcat Land a new box truck. Read more.

Trustee Mentoring
Donors help land $1 million grant for Kansas State University

With support from donors, K-State researchers are awarded funding for agricultural work with Project Mercy in EthiopiaRead more.

Trustee Mentoring
Good Work: Trustee Mentoring

More than a good idea, a path to friendshipRead more.

Lonsinger
Good Plan: Love of the Land

Kansas farmer secures new purpose for his land. Read more.

excellence funds
Good For All: The Margin of Excellence

How your gifts help make K-State extraordinaryRead more.

A Bold Experiment
A Bold Experiment

Land-grant institutions increase educational opportunities for allRead more.

Rural Grocery Initiative
4-h verde clovers
Small Town Studio
Beef Cattle Institute
Marianna Kistler Beach Muesum of Art
Center on Aging
Chapman Center for Rural Studies
Kansas Pride
Institute for the health and security of military families
Huck Boyd
Konza
Cargill
campaign extension
Katelyn Bohnenblust

With the help of a scholarship, Katelyn Bohnenblust spends her summer educating others across the state about water conservation. Read more.

campaign extension
Above and Beyond

Going the extra mile for K-State. Read more.

K-State Proud
A Matter of Pride

K-State Proud participants twice as likely to give to the university after graduation. Read more.

Gifts of grain
A Gift that Grows

Donations of grain fuel K-State's future. Read more.

Excellence Funds
A Critical Tool

Excellence funds provide vital flexibility. Read more.

Comptons
Extraordinary Service

Couple awarded K-State medal of excellence. Read more.

Above and beyond
Above and Beyond

See how your generosity helps K-State go above and beyond the ordinary to the EXTRAORDINARY. Read more.

K-State First
Connecting the K-State Family

Going above and beyond to provide community to freshmen. Read more.

CRMER
Risky Business

Going above and beyond to give students an academic edge in risk management. Read more.

NSS
A Wildcat welcome

Going above and beyond for future students and their families. Read more.

Career Center
A Successful Send-off

Going above and beyond to help K-Staters land the job. Read more.

Make a difference
Make a Difference Today

Programs and projects worth supporting. Read more.

YALI 2016 class
Young African Leaders

K-State hosts young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa. Read more.

french
The Freedom Papers

K-State students translate WWII-era letters from Charles de Gaulle. Read more.

K-State Office Park Phase 2
Developing the future

The Kansas State University Foundation is expanding the K-State Office Park. Read more.

KSU Foundation Board of Trustees
Advocates, ambassadors and investors

The KSU Foundation Board of Trustees gives time, treasure and energy to advance K-State. Read more.

Shirley Jacobson
Fulfilling a dream

Shirley Jacobson honors her family's music legacy by supporting K-State students. Read more

Library Computer Desks
Inside excellence funds

Excellence funds provide vital flexibility. Read more

K-State Heroes
K-State Heroes

An introduction to K-State Heroes: Ordinary K-Staters doing extraordinary thingsRead more

Champions of Nature
The Champions of Nature

Providing beauty and education to K-State students and visitors. Read more

Mobile Crusaders
The Mobile Crusaders

Saving homeless animals and training future vets. Read more

Cost Cutters
The Cost Cutters

Attacking affordability through free textbooks. Read more

Pathfinders
The Pathfinders

Empowering young women to pursue and succeed in STEM fields. Read more

rodeo
Make a difference today

Programs and projects worth supporting. Read more

afeli
Making an impact abroad

Former K-State basketball player brings affordable medicine to Africa. Read more

FDI
An innovative approach 

Faculty Development Initiative takes a new approach to developing tomorrow's leaders. Read more

prosthetics
Re-imagining design

Students' designs give prosthetics a new look. Read more

Schulz
Continuing a legacy 

Dr. Daniel Kuester holds the Roger Trenary Chair of Economics. Read more

Schulz
Global education

Learning about the Middle East in the Midwest. Read more

Schulz
Expanding relationships

Successful K-State program expanding across the world. Read more

Schulz
Farewell, First Family

K-State's positive momentum set in motion during Schulz presidency. Read more

Anderson
Philanthropic milestones

Reflecting on K-State 2025 and the Schulz era at K-State. Read more

Hodgson
Art of science 

Why a glassblower gives research an edge at K-State. Read more

Eaton
A personal mission

Grandmother inspires student researcher. 
Read more

Dwyer
A proud partnership 

Newlyweds encourage gifts to K-State Proud. Read more

Nguyen
Innovative research

Finding ways to make cancer treatment less toxic and more effective. Read more

Willis
Inspiring opportunities 

Scholarship empowers student to give community a fresh look. Read more

Buyle
Innovative outreach

Engineering students work to restore homes and historic landmarks. Read more

Hodgson
Inspiring education

K-State alumni honor family, pay it forward with scholarship. Read more

warrior
Inspired by sacrifice 

New scholarship honors wounded warriors at K-State. Read more

Rohleder
Philanthropy helps student teams soar

The College of Engineering's student competition teams have a record of success. Read more

Rohleder
More than a number

Learning environment, student programs emphasize K-State's quality education.
Read more

Rohleder
Inspiring persistence

Brian Rohleder finds success at K-State. Read more

Launch in McCain
Making history, inspiring the future

Fundraising progress fuels excitement for campaign. Read more

Kays
A graduate's story

Former student body president reflects on the power of a study abroad scholarship. Read more

Tent on Anderson Lawn
Ten years of giving

K-State Proud and the All-University Campaign share their impact on K-State. Read more

Toledo
Yubisela Toledo 

Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship inspires student to pay it forward. Read more

Zuniga
Michael Zuniga

A philanthropic gift helps a first generation student achieve his dreams. Read more

Greg Eiselein
Greg Eiselein

The Coffman Chair for University Distinguished Teaching Scholars helps professor launch new program. Read more

Jenkins
Rebecca Jenkins

A gift of philanthropy enables student to explore new opportunities.  Read more

Clark
Darrington Clark

Scholarship helps student stay in school. Read more

Mike Wesch and students
Michael Wesch 

Professor creates unique research opportunity for students. Read more

Join us
Join us

A letter from the campaign co-chairs. Read more

Kicking off greatness
Kicking off greatness

KSU Foundation President and CEO Greg Willems reflects on the campaign kick off. Read more

Brown
Value added 

Endowed positions enhance research and teaching. Read more

Burton - flight team
Flying high

Student team support instills life skills. Read more

Chapman-Mellenthin windows
Illuminating success

Renovations help preserve 'Harry Potter Room'. Read more

Goss scholarship receipients
Global citizens

K-Stater Mike Goss establishes scholarships and helps students' global interests take flight. Read more

Harris scholarship recipient
Scholarship creates ripple of change

Alumni couple create scholarship for future teachers. Read more

Humbert scholarship recipient
A gift of perspective

Endowed scholarship allows student to see the world. Read more

mobile surgical unit
A paw up

Donor's generosity provides care for shelter animals and opportunity for K-State veterinary students. Read more

Morse - bookmobile
Mobilizing change

Scholarship supports student's community service. Read more

Wilcoxon scholarship recipient
A chance to rise

Scholarship supports College of Education students during their student-teaching semester. Read more