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Programs and projects worth supporting

There are always many programs and projects on campus needing and deserving philanthropic support. Here are four we recommend.

Every year, some 5,000 school-aged children ride buses to the K-State campus, from as far away as 60 miles, to take in a performance at McCain Auditorium. The free student matinees at McCain provide elementary and middle school students live arts education experiences. These performances are designed to nurture a lifelong appreciation of the performing arts and generally contain themes, messages and other curricular connections in a variety of subjects, enhancing students’ studies in the classroom. The program relies entirely on private funds and could be expanded with additional funding.

To support the free student matinees at McCain Auditorium, visit or contact Tracy Robinson at 785-532-7568 or

For 70 years, K-State Rodeo Club and Team members have been representing K-State while gaining valuable leadership and organizational skills. They compete in rodeos around the region and also host numerous events and clinics. The K-State Rodeo Club hosts one of the highest-attended National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association rodeos each February in Weber Arena on campus. Rodeo team members use their own horses and equipment and plan their travel and lodging to and from competitions themselves. Donor support helps with scholarships, as well as practice facilities and equipment.

To support the K-State Rodeo Club and Team, visit or contact Emilie Fink at 785-532-7571 or

One of K-State’s winningest teams wears suits for uniforms, and the only equipment they require is their wits. Founded in 1976, the K-State Forensics team has won 30 individual national championships, won the state tournament 18 out of 20 years, and has been ranked in the top 20 in 22 of the last 24 years. Team members travel to competitions at least five weekends a semester. This makes holding a job to help pay for school expenses very difficult. Scholarships empower students to participate on the team, learning valuable educational and life skills such as critical thinking, dealing with criticism, knowledge of a variety of topics and finding and using their own voice.

To support the K-State Forensics Team, visit or contact Sheila Walker at 785-532-7511 or

Kansas State University is home to the state’s largest military population in higher education, and we are recognized nationally for our military inclusiveness. Heading up the efforts to welcome soldiers, veterans and their families into the K-State family is the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs. This office oversees programs that serve post 9/11-era military veteran students and their families to enable transition, employment and personal development. Contributions to this fund support leadership and professional development and peer networking opportunities for veteran students and enhancements to the university’s Army and Air Force ROTC programs.

To support the Military Affairs Excellence Fund, visit or contact Tracy Robinson at 785-532-7568 or


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