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K-State Today

February 12, 2016



Celebrating 10 years of K-State Proud

By Marisa Larson

K-State Proud, a student-led philanthropy at Kansas State University, continues its 10th annual campaign with the goal to surpass $1 million.

K-State Proud’s campaign week begins Saturday, Feb. 13, with the women’s basketball game against the University of Kansas and ends with the men’s basketball game against KU on Saturday, Feb. 20. Both games are official K-State Proud games, and students are encouraged to wear their K-State Proud shirts to the games in support of the campaign.

To support the campaign and get your K-State Proud T-shirt, visit Hale Library from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 15-19, or Varsity Donuts from 8 to11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20. You can also get T-shirts at the K-State Superstore anytime.

K-State Proud is a nationally recognized fundraising campaign for K-State. Guided by the leadership of K-State Student Foundation, the campaign encourages students to show their K-State pride through philanthropy. All campaign donations support Student Opportunity Awards for fellow K-State students. In the first nine years of the campaign, students have established a culture of philanthropy by raising more than $930,000 for their peers who are struggling financially. Student Opportunity Awards have helped more than 500 students who had exhausted all other forms of financial aid stay at K-State. To learn more, visit http://www.found.ksu.edu/k-stateproud/about.html.

This year’s elected K-State Proud co-chairs are Christine Caban, Smithville, Missouri; Luke Schnefke, Shawnee; and Taylor Fry, Great Bend. K-State Student Foundation President Katie Ahern, Overland Park, and Student Foundation Vice President of Campaigns Alec Khoury, Wichita, also helped lead this year’s campaign.

K-State Proud is supported by GTM Sportswear, K-State Superstore and Cox Communications.

Philanthropic contributions to K-State, including gifts to K-State Proud, are coordinated by the Kansas State University Foundation. The foundation is leading Innovation and Inspiration: The Campaign for Kansas State University to raise $1 billion for student success, faculty development, facility enhancement and programmatic success.