Donations strong for fiscal year 2020 at Kansas State University

The Manhattan, Kan. public research university reveals to have a wealth of generous donors even in the midst of COVID-19, Kansas State University Foundation bringing in around $177.4 million in private gifts after long-term investments hit an all-time high of $628.7 million in June 2020.

Donations to Kansas State University reached more than $177.4 million in private gifts through the Kansas State University Foundation and the value of the long-term investment pool hit an all-time high of $628.7 million as of June 30, 2020.

“This was a fundraising year like no other,” said Greg Willems, president and CEO of the KSU Foundation. “Even during a pandemic, it’s clear that the extraordinary commitment of our donors is steadfast. We at the KSU Foundation are proud to work with such generous donors to boldly advance the K-State family.”

In fiscal year 2020, donors gave $128.5 million to academic purposes, such as support for students, faculty and academic programs. Donors also gave $45.8 million to K-State Athletics and the Ahearn Fund and $2.9 million to the K-State Alumni Association. These dollars raised include current gifts, as well as pledges and planned gifts commitments, which will be realized in years to come.

“The generosity of K-State’s alumni and friends is remarkable,” K-State President Richard Myers said. “Now more than ever, private gifts are central to the success of K-State students, faculty and programs. It is an honor to thank all of our donors who supported K-State so generously this year and every year.”