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KSU Foundation announces $152.6M in fundraising in fiscal year 2017

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Philanthropic gifts and commitments to Kansas State University given through the Kansas State University Foundation totaled $152,680,585 for the  fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017. This year’s fundraising results mark fiscal year 2017 as the second most successful year in K-State history.

“2017 was an outstanding year for philanthropy for K-State, and we thank our generous donors for their commitment to K-State’s future,” said Greg Willems, president and CEO of KSU Foundation. “As K-State’s strategic partner for philanthropy, KSU Foundation inspires and guides philanthropy toward university priorities to boldly advance K-State. We are proud of what the K-State family has achieved through giving and the enormous impact it will have on the university.”

Of the $152.6 million raised in fiscal year 2017, donors gave 41 percent ($61.8 million) through endowed gifts, pledges and deferred gifts, which will ensure the long-term prosperity of the institution. In addition, fiscal year 2017 was punctuated by another important first: The value of the endowment pool surpassed $500 million in assets for the first time. As of June 30, 2017, the university’s endowment was valued at $506 million. Endowment growth is key to becoming a top 50 public research university by the year 2025.

“We are so thankful to our generous donors and their commitment to K-State and our 2025 vision," said K-State President Richard B. Myers. “Gifts that support K-State’s endowment are essential to our continued ability to support students, faculty and research as a land-grant institution.”

Fiscal year 2017 was also noteworthy for the progress made in the Innovation and Inspiration Campaign for K-State. Total multiyear gifts and commitments for the campaign reached $1.03 billion. The campaign surpassed its original $1 billion fundraising goal in March — one year ahead of schedule — and was extended in April with a new goal of $1.4 billion by the year 2020.

Other key philanthropic achievements for the 2017 fiscal year included:

  • Thirty-one gifts and commitments of $1 million or more, the most $1-million gifts recorded in one year in KSU Foundation history.
  • Gift commitments through estate planning including wills, trusts and annuities, reached an all-time high of $57 million, up from $53.9 million in fiscal year 2016.
  • $61.8 million in endowed gifts and commitments, up from $56.6 million in fiscal year 2016. Endowed gifts create a legacy for the donor by providing long-term funding for the purpose they support, such as student scholarships, faculty chairs and professorships.
  • Total giving to K-State through KSU Foundation (since its founding in 1944) surpassed the $2 billion milestone in fiscal year 2017. The organization hit the $1 billion milestone just a decade ago, in 2007.

“The extraordinary philanthropic momentum we’ve experienced in the last decade says volumes about the K-State family’s commitment to the university’s future,” said Rand Berney, chairman of the KSU Foundation Board of Directors. “Fiscal year 2017 continued this trend of tremendous generosity, and we are grateful for donors who are the driving force behind the Innovation and Inspiration Campaign and K-State's 2025 vision.”

“From raising private funds for the university and managing K-State’s endowment, to collaborating with the Manhattan community on economic development and strategic real estate opportunities, KSU Foundation is proud to be a progressive and highly effective partner to K-State,” said Willems.

Giving totals for Kansas counties fiscal year 2017, including county, number of donors and amount, are:

County

# of donors

 Amount 

Allen                                  

80

$72,630

Anderson                               

53

$118,375

Atchison                               

119

$144,995

Barber                                 

50

$19,977

Barton                                 

321

$1,314,641

Bourbon                                

57

$275,682

Brown                                  

160

$190,661

Butler                                 

545

$1,448,743

Chase                                  

47

$7,915

Chautauqua                             

14

$1,315

Cherokee                               

35

$527,977

Cheyenne                               

33

$8,200

Clark                                  

40

$128,333

Clay                                   

284

$155,569

Cloud                                  

146

$154,773

Coffey                                 

96

$108,957

Comanche                               

19

$3,780

Cowley                                 

183

$112,372

Crawford                               

108

$40,584

Decatur                                

45

$20,525

Dickinson                              

383

$414,568

Doniphan                               

90

$83,945

Douglas                                

555

$2,905,011

Edwards                                

38

$24,830

Elk                                    

13

$3,600

Ellis                                  

249

$134,188

Ellsworth                              

88

$60,876

Finney                                 

355

$1,271,981

Ford                                   

228

$338,832

Franklin                               

185

$46,867

Geary                                  

355

$220,196

Gove                                   

50

$38,695

Graham                                 

16

$13,635

Grant                                  

57

$12,375

Gray                                   

86

$94,615

Greeley                                

25

$17,914

Greenwood                              

80

$30,621

Hamilton                               

18

$28,915

Harper                                 

44

$11,402

Harvey                                 

336

$350,699

Haskell                                

49

$23,820

Hodgeman                               

35

$13,619

Jackson                                

156

$55,988

Jefferson                              

161

$76,829

Jewell                                 

66

$43,455

Johnson                                

6376

$25,252,731

Kearny                                 

27

$76,975

Kingman                                

73

$42,166

Kiowa                                  

31

$38,641

Labette                                

71

$43,945

Lane                                   

30

$22,660

Leavenworth                            

396

$134,629

Lincoln                                

66

$20,950

Linn                                   

28

$3,904

Logan                                  

31

$57,670

Lyon                                   

206

$243,320

Marion                                 

118

$46,803

Marshall                               

274

$667,480

McPherson                              

440

$478,853

Meade                                  

46

$6,710

Miami                                  

265

$132,532

Mitchell                               

181

$298,719

Montgomery                             

157

$54,184

Morris                                 

147

$116,045

Morton                                 

10

$725

Nemaha                                 

238

$303,759

Neosho                                 

85

$141,595

Ness                                   

49

$151,848

Norton                                 

46

$58,668

Osage                                  

139

$204,857

Osborne                                

58

$8,250,355

Ottawa                                 

109

$97,918

Pawnee                                 

85

$86,274

Phillips                               

89

$95,270

Pottawatomie                           

1031

$1,133,051

Pratt                                  

142

$460,714

Rawlins                                

40

$5,570

Reno                                   

510

$286,459

Republic                               

129

$112,456

Rice                                   

109

$72,322

Riley                                  

6404

$17,543,898

Rooks                                  

40

$7,331

Rush                                   

29

$8,082

Russell                                

81

$39,190

Saline                                 

1034

$1,284,259

Scott                                  

94

$184,074

Sedgwick                               

3017

$7,693,548

Seward                                 

63

$52,119

Shawnee                                

2052

$2,103,303

Sheridan                               

28

$24,500

Sherman                                

63

$20,920

Smith                                  

45

$9,200

Stafford                               

83

$23,340

Stanton                                

29

$34,295

Stevens                                

35

$2,850

Sumner                                 

153

$102,028

Thomas                                 

118

$122,356

Trego                                  

30

$7,547

Wabaunsee                              

186

$64,858

Wallace                                

36

$4,415

Washington                             

150

$138,110

Wichita                                

41

$5,373

Wilson                                 

44

$33,033

Woodson                                

21

$11,663

Wyandotte                              

351

$194,437

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