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K-State Today

November 12, 2013

A message from the student body president Eli Schooley: Your example makes a difference

Submitted by Susan Wolf Berhow

Dear K-State faculty and staff,

On behalf of the student body, thank you for all you do to create the outstanding college experience here at K-State. You are the heart of this university, and it's your service, day in and day out, that shapes us as college students.

You might be surprised how much we look to you as role models, especially when it comes to giving back. Seven years ago this fall, a group of Student Foundation members were inspired by the success of the All-University Campaign and wanted to start a similar campaign for students. As a result, that spring K-State Proud was born. More than $700,000 and 300 Student Opportunity Awards later, K-State Proud is nationally recognized, and thousands of students have learned the power of participating in philanthropy.

As this year's All-University Campaign comes to a close, students are once again looking to you. Your participation sets the stage for the giving decisions of many. Whether it's a student making their first K-State Proud donation this year, or a K-State donor considering a major philanthropic investment, your participation sends a powerful message: Giving back is the K-State way.

I hope you will consider joining the 1,900-plus faculty and staff members who have already made a gift by participating in the All-University Campaign by this Friday, Nov. 15. You can make a gift here. Your gift, no matter the size, makes a big difference.

Attending an institution committed to growth and progress is important, and your donations play a huge part in enabling K-State to reach our goal of becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025 — we can't do it without you!

Thank you for inspiring K-State's culture of philanthropy!

Eli Schooley
K-State Student Body President