Kansas Masons give $2.5 million to K-State programsKSU
|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.
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
“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
“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.