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Purple pride: University donors set new record with $152 million in total gift activity

Thursday, July 11, 2013

       

 

MANHATTAN -- 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

Number of donors

Total gifts to K-State

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

Website

KSU Foundation

News tip

Total donors and contributions from each county in Kansas are included.

Written by

Julie Lea
785-532-7564
juliel@found.ksu.edu


At a glance

The Kansas State University Foundation reports that philanthropic gifts, pledges and future commitments totaling $152 million in the fiscal year that June 30, 2013, set a record of $152 million — up from $111 million in fiscal year 2012.

Notable quote

"It is an honor to thank the alumni, friends, corporate partners, faculty, staff and students who expressed their support of K-State so generously."

– Kirk Schulz, Kansas State University president