K-State donors set new record with $211 million in philanthropic gifts

KSU Foundation
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Alumni, friends, parents, faculty, students and corporate partners of Kansas State University made philanthropic gifts and commitments totaling $211 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2014.

This figure sets a new record in charitable giving in the 70-year history of the KSU Foundation, surpassing the $200 million mark for the first time. The previous record of $152 million was set last year.

"The generosity of K-State’s alumni and friends is phenomenal," said retired Gen. Richard Myers, Arlington, Virginia, chairman of the KSU Foundation Board of Directors. "This achievement is a clear statement of support for the leadership of Kansas State University and its strategic direction. K-State is thriving and the future is very bright."

"The level of philanthropy we have seen this year will have a huge positive impact on Kansas State University as it strives to become a top 50 public research university by 2025," said Fred Cholick, president and CEO of the KSU Foundation. "As the fundraising arm of the university, the KSU Foundation staff is privileged to work with alumni, friends and corporations who want to make a difference through philanthropy. Their loyalty and dedication is inspirational."

Read about the impact these funds will have on K-State

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