Department Heads' Resources
Brian Niehoff, Coordinator
202 Anderson Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506


785-532-6507 fax

KSU Foundation - Your Fundraising Connection

Do you need help to raise money for your department?

The Kansas State University Foundation is the fundraising arm of K-State. We work with you to identify prospects and cultivate philanthropic giving to help support your needs and goals. In fiscal year 1999, the Foundation, working in concert with university administration, deans, department heads and faculty, received gifts of $35 million - an increase of $8 million over fiscal year 1998.

Last year, 42,883 alumni and friends of K-State made gifts and pledges to the Foundation to provide scholarship assistance and to help support the university's teaching, research and extension missions.

Fundraising efforts at the Foundation follow the constituent development model, with directors of development representing all nine colleges, plus the Center for Basic Cancer Research, Hale Library and Multicultural Programs and the Alumni Center project. Four colleges have a second development officer in addition to the director of development. Our development directors and officers work closely with deans and department heads to identify and cultivate donors who have the interest and capacity to make major gifts ($10,000 and above) to the colleges and programs.

Behind the scenes, the development staff is supported by staff members whose efforts all fold in to the cycle of development, which begins from the moment a student arrives on campus.

Included here is a synopsis of Annual Giving, Research, Constituent Development,Planned Giving, Corporations and Foundations, Presidents Club, Communications, andStewardship. Each of these departments directly supports the development function of the foundation.

In the future, we will present information about the accounting and administrative functions.