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K-State Donors Set New Record

KSAL Staff - July 11, 2013 9:57 am

A Massachusetts couple has made a $5 million challenge gift to Kansas State University's College of Business Administration.

A Massachusetts couple has made a $5 million challenge gift to Kansas State University's College of Business Administration.

Alumni, friends, parents, faculty, students and corporate partners of Kansas State University made philanthropic gifts, pledges and future commitments totaling $152 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013. This figure sets a new record in total gift activity in the 69-year history of the Kansas State University Foundation, surpassing the previous record of $111 million in fiscal year 2012.

Total gift activity includes outright gifts of cash or securities, pledges that will come to the university within a five-year-period, and deferred gift commitments that will be realized by the university at some point in the future.

“The generosity of K-State’s alumni and friends is deeply appreciated,” said Curt Frasier, Beloit, chairman of the KSU Foundation board of directors. “This achievement is a testament to the 57,300 individuals who contributed this year, which is up from 51,400 individuals last year.”

“This new record is a demonstration of commitment to the university’s leadership and strategic vision,” said Fred Cholick, president and CEO of the KSU Foundation. “As the university moves toward the ambitious goal of becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025, philanthropic support will be crucial to propel that vision forward.”

Of the $152 million total, $86 million was received in outright gifts, $33 million was pledged and $33 million was committed through deferred gifts, which will come to the university at a later date.

There were 22 gifts or commitments of $1 million or more, totaling $82.6 million. Another highlight was $1.7 million in gifts made through Telefund in its first year of expansion to a year-round basis.

Additionally during the 2013 fiscal year, the student-led K-State Proud campaign concluded its seventh year with a grand total of $650,000 for Student Opportunity Awards, and the All-University Campaign for faculty and staff achieved a 42 percent participation rate.

“It is an honor to thank the alumni, friends, corporate partners, faculty, staff and students who expressed their support of K-State so generously,” said Kirk Schulz, president of Kansas State University.

“Less than one-quarter of the university’s operating budget now comes from the state,” Schulz said. “The remainder of the budget comes from three sources: tuition, grants and contracts, and private philanthropic support given through the KSU Foundation. Charitable gifts have a great impact on students, faculty and facilities at K-State, both immediately and in the future. There is no question that this level of support by the K-State family will assist the university in our quest to be recognized among the Top 50 public research universities.”

Philanthropic contributions to Kansas State University are coordinated by the KSU Foundation. The foundation staff works with university partners to build lifelong relationships with alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students through involvement and investment in the university.

The following is a list of the number of donors and total gifts to the university by Kansas county:

Kansas County – Donors – Total Gift

Allen 89 $134,192.95
Anderson 66 $12,670.00
Atchison 131 $46,967.00
Barber 66 $19,680.00
Barton 402 $1,086,958.99
Bourbon 61 $10,130.00
Brown 208 $324,800.42
Butler 527 $342,394.35
Chase 55 $7,775.00
Chautauqua 17 $2,030.00
Cherokee 39 $19,640.00
Cheyenne 40 $7,635.00
Clark 35 $65,445.00
Clay 304 $104,689.35
Cloud 210 $164,421.29
Coffey 115 $277,188.00
Comanche 19 $10,058.32
Cowley 229 $277,840.00
Crawford 117 $26,767.00
Decatur 54 $64,577.86
Dickinson 484 $243,515.62
Doniphan 101 $56,437.00
Douglas 608 $962,182.98
Edwards 81 $56,663.01
Elk 23 $3,365.00
Ellis 258 $136,743.60
Ellsworth 133 $51,699.85
Finney 410 $853,644.39
Ford 249 $195,773.26
Franklin 195 $39,999.50
Geary 443 $300,580.57
Gove 46 $38,546.06
Graham 29 $13,348.50
Grant 55 $107,080.00
Gray 98 $124,307.00
Greeley 26 $10,689.28
Greenwood 83 $41,600.00
Hamilton 22 $31,045.00
Harper 51 $272,830.00
Harvey 342 $1,116,370.23
Haskell 65 $35,275.00
Hodgeman 34 $16,467.50
Jackson 182 $92,334.23
Jefferson 151 $83,204.75
Jewell 67 $34,805.11
Johnson 6941 $5,385,821.82
Kearny 35 $68,199.86
Kingman 119 $195,712.01
Kiowa 43 $100,715.70
Labette 75 $32,100.00
Lane 36 $32,320.19
Leavenworth 365 $104,696.05
Lincoln 70 $17,285.00
Linn 33 $5,872.00
Logan 60 $67,367.00
Lyon 244 $312,442.27
Marion 150 $62,392.50
Marshall 301 $164,928.38
McPherson 495 $227,067.69
Meade 45 $11,960.00
Miami 245 $447,675.91
Mitchell 224 $129,806.62
Montgomery 178 $1,208,468.34
Morris 170 $86,551.00
Morton 10 $940.00
Nemaha 283 $1,045,670.00
Neosho 113 $68,286.00
Ness 77 $115,965.22
Norton 54 $29,445.71
Osage 180 $47,256.52
Osborne 73 $24,066.98
Ottawa 123 $42,402.08
Pawnee 106 $80,413.14
Phillips 94 $36,771.02
Pottawatomie 1083 $507,342.03
Pratt 142 $393,527.50
Rawlins 47 $7,625.00
Reno 641 $1,081,839.75
Republic 143 $74,275.94
Rice 153 $92,753.00
Riley 8527 $38,509,113.74
Rooks 79 $24,528.00
Rush 34 $4,685.00
Russell 96 $56,396.70
Saline 1217 $6,657,878.00
Scott 128 $351,031.90
Sedgwick 3304 $4,472,204.41
Seward 103 $75,805.00
Shawnee 2348 $2,667,700.64
Sheridan 42 $39,642.00
Sherman 70 $10,560.00
Smith 58 $762,185.00
Stafford 88 $166,151.94
Stanton 33 $29,120.00
Stevens 32 $2,155.00
Sumner 149 $73,704.00
Thomas 147 $108,705.44
Trego 39 $6,383.21
Wabaunsee 236 $55,439.75
Wallace 28 $3,095.00
Washington 161 $63,865.50
Wichita 62 $27,081.64
Wilson 61 $82,757.00
Woodson 25 $12,340.00
Wyandotte 359 $118,755.62

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