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Welcome to the WSU Foundation's news feed, for all the details on Foundation activities and announcements. Need more info? Contact Lori Linenberger, WSU Foundation communications specialist, at or 316-978-6812.

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  11/3/16   Brent Kemnitz shows his enthusiasm for Eck Stadium project by investing in it personally
  10/31/16   Gift from the late Joan S. Beren will help preserve Wichita State’s outdoor art collection
  10/28/16   TV producer and filmmaker Dean Hargrove creates scholarship at Wichita State University
  10/25/16   Meritrust Credit Union pledge will help WSU students develop real-world skills
  10/5/16   Shock the World campaign to raise $250 million in private funds for Wichita State University
  8/23/16   Wichita State University Foundation announces record-breaking fundraising year
  7/6/16   Wichita State University Foundation announces new and renewing board members for FY17
  7/5/16   WSU Foundation welcomes new leader in Susan Barrett
  6/6/16   Dwane and Velma Wallace Foundation pledges $1 million to renovate WSU building named for pioneering couple
  1/19/16   Computer-maker Cybertron pledges gift valued at $2.5 million for Wichita State University
  9/2/15   Alumnus pledges $175,000 to Wichita State's engineering faculty for innovation
  8/18/15   Wichita State University Foundation announces record-breaking fundraising year
  7/22/15   Kansas Health Foundation awards $250,000 to Wichita State’s campaign to strengthen neighborhoods
  7/9/2015   Wichita State University Foundation announces new and renewing board members for FY16
  5/19/15   Two new development staff members join WSU Foundation team
  4/15/15   Dorothy and Bill Cohen's $5 million gift will advance Wichita State's Honors College, University Libraries
  3/3/15   Former student Jeff Blackman establishes fellowship honoring WSU dean Ron Matson
  2/20/15   Three join WSU Foundation staff
  12/16/14   $11.25 million pledge from Koch Industries and the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation advances Wichita State University academics, athletics, Innovation Campus
  11/25/14   Wichita State dedicates Westar Energy power systems lab
  10/22/14   Osher scholarship program for adult learners at WSU receives $1 million endowment gift
  10/2/14   Bloomfield Foundation pledges $2.5 million to create Sam Bloomfield Chair in Engineering Innovation at Wichita State University
  9/25/14   Estate gift gives WSU researchers access to vast Flint Hills acreage
  9/18/14   Ribbon-cutting marks grand opening of Koch Global Trading Center
  8/29/14   WSU Foundation announces staff changes
  7/24/2014   WSU Foundation welcomes two new leaders in Joseph Hunter and Keith Pickus
  7/22/14   Wichita State University Foundation has strong year of private support
  7/18/14   New development director named at WSU Foundation
  5/20/14   Dan Glickman donates papers to University Libraries at Wichita State
  4/23/14   Allegro Development provides $2.3 million worth of software to WSU's Koch Global Trading Center
  2/19/14   Organ professor’s quest to make great music at Wichita State continues posthumously
  2/12/14   TECT Aerospace pledges $100,000 to support STEM-mentoring initiative in Wichita
  1/29/14   WSU Foundation welcomes new development director, Marya McCrae
  1/13/14   Cargill pledges $120,000 to help make Koch Global Trading Center a success
  1/2/14   $1 million gift to Wichita State seeks to inspire and reward groundbreaking work
  12/19/13   Westar Energy pledges $125,000 to upgrade power systems lab at Wichita State
  11/15/13   Dr. James Rhatigan receives AFP award
  11/1/13   Estate gift from chemistry professor is largest ever given by WSU faculty, staff
  10/24/13   Wichita State fills three endowed professorships
  10/2/13   Elizabeth King appointed to the University of Kansas Hospital Authority Board of Directors
  8/27/13   Wichita State Univeristy Foundation announces corporate officers for FY14
  8/13/13   Koch Industries' pledge to help establish global trading center
  7/31/13   Wichita State University Foundation reaches highest total in three years
  7/10/13   Clay Blair establishes fellowship at Wichita State to honor Kansas entrepreneur
  7/8/13   Anonymous Wichita State alumnus finances men's basketball locker room renovation
  7/2/13   Velma Wallace leaves $6 million-estate gift to Wichita State University Foundation
  6/4/13   Wichita State's Anna Elizabeth Walsh Humanities Scholarship awarded to Erin Gray
  4/30/13   WSU professor Wilson Baldridge receives WSU Foundation fundraising award
  9/4/12   Caleb Klein joins WSU Foundation as development officer for the College of Education and the Kansas City and Oklahoma regions
  8/29/12   Sam Ramey to become WSU guest artist in residence
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  7/20/12   The success of the Promise for the Future campaign translates into personal impacts
  6/19/12   WSU Foundation Spirit of the Gift biographies surpass 1,000
  6/18/12   Britt Brown contributes major gift to WSU Foundation
  5/9/12   Awards given to Gridley, Hoover and Allen at WSU Fairmount Society Dinner
  4/30/12   WSU professor Julie Bees receives first-time WSU Foundation fundraising award
  10/24/11   Grand opening for WSU's Advanced Education in General Dentistry building
   8/1/11   WSU Foundation announces slate of new board officers and members
  2/25/11     Wichita State University Foundation announces $300,000 gift from retired professor
  1/7/11   Wichita State University Foundation announces largest scholarship dedicated to debate
  9/24/10   Wichita State celebrates grand opening of biological field station
  8/3/10   Longwell joins WSU Foundation as special events director
  7/22/10   Ground broken for Wichita State University’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry facility
  7/21/10   Wichita State University Foundation launches Promise for the Future campaign
  7/20/10   WSU Foundation hosts groundbreaking for Advanced Education in General Dentistry facility
  7/19/10   Wichita State University Foundation closes strong on fiscal year 2010
  7/15/10   Wichita State University department of anthropology benefits from David Jackman estate
  7/15/10   Staffing Changes at the WSU Foundation
  7/2/10   WSU Foundation announces slate of new board officers and members
  5/26/10   WSU Foundation announces largest known gift in nation to fund teaching scholarships in science and math
  5/3/10   WSU Foundation welcomes Mike Rishell
  4/14/10   William L. Graham Charitable Trust continues support with $1 million gift
    4/5/10   Wichita State University Foundation celebrates 45th anniversary
  2/1/10   Wichita State University Foundation to receive more than $1 million from Opal Gaines estate
  10/1/09   Veteran broadcaster Gary Bender creates scholarship in broadcast communication at Wichita State
  7/30/09   Investment returns better than expected for WSU Foundation

FY09 in top four fundraising years of WSU Foundation history; Estate gift from James W. Buck Jr. major element of bequest total