The Jack Vanier family has made a gift of $60 million, the largest private donation in the history of K-State.
A group of nine ExxonMobil employees recently took an innovative approach to supporting Kansas State University’s new building expansion, Engineering Hall. As College of Engineering alumni, they pooled their resources and leveraged ExxonMobil’s matching gift benefit for employees.
“The engineering degree and experience at K-State opened the door for me to join the fascinating world of the international oil and gas industry,” said Steve Kirchhoff ’79, who originally thought of the gift concept.
“I have had the chance to work and live in locations around the world, meeting people at every new turn. None of that would have been possible without the great launch from K-State,” said Kirchoff, vice president at ExxonMobil Upstream Ventures.
With their cumulative gifts, the employees named the ExxonMobil Computer Lab on Engineering Hall’s first floor.
“I hope the computer lab helps develop talented young adults to become good citizens of the world,” said Wayne Harms ’76, retired vice president of ExxonMobil Upstream Ventures.
Engineering Hall, a 108,000-square-foot addition to the Durland-Rathbone-Fiedler engineering complex, was designed to facilitate collaborative learning and help develop strong industry leaders.
Paul and Sandra Edgerley commit $5 million to establish K-State’s first endowed deanship.
After a $4 million lead gift from Regnier family foundation, Regnier Hall will adjoin an expanded Seaton Hall in the new APDesign Complex.
A $1 million gift from Greg and Mamie Case is helping tomorrow’s leaders learn at K-State’s Center for Risk Management Education and Research.
K-State alumna creates scholarship for Arts and Sciences students with a bequest in her will.