Kansas Masons give $2.5 million to K-State programs

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The Kansas Masonic Foundation has donated $2.5 million to support Kansas State University programs. (Photo: David Mayes '96)

Masons from 220 lodges across Kansas have collectively given $2.5 million through the Kansas Masonic Foundation to support Kansas State University programs. The gift will support the Kansas PRIDE program, the Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship and the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.

“This gift is on behalf of Kansas Masons to benefit programs that are good for Kansans and Kansas communities,” said Grand Master of Kansas Masons Darren Kellerman. 

“Last year, we awarded 78 scholarships to Kansas State University students. Now we are excited to expand our partnership with K-State through three truly unique initiatives,” said Michael Tavares, president of the Kansas Masonic Foundation. He added that the Kansas Masonic Foundation is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the public launch of a $20 million fundraising campaign to help Kansas Masons continue improving communities.

“We are grateful for this significant partnership with Kansas Masons,” said Kirk Schulz, president of Kansas State University. “Their generous investment will support K-State’s outreach and service mission, which is part of our land grant heritage and is key to becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025.”

Read more about Kansas Masons' support for K-State programs.

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