Michael Lamb, EMBA, CFRE
Vice President for Planned and Principal Gifts
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Michael Lamb is in his 16th year with the WSU Foundation, currently serving as vice president for planned and principal gifts. He has worked in higher education for more than 23 years. During his tenure with the Foundation, Mike has had direct or supervisory responsibility for more than $8.7 million in outright gifts and $70 million in legacy gift commitments.
Mike earned his undergraduate degree in sociology from WSU and an executive masters of business administration from Friends University. In 2005, he earned the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential. In November 2011, Mike was recognized as the 2011 Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the Greater Wichita chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. In 2013, the Promise for the Future planned giving campaign, which was directed by Mike, was recognized with a Gold Award in the international Circle of Excellence program of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Mike serves on the board of directors for Prairie View Behavioral and Mental Health Center and holds memberships in the Wichita Estate Planning Council, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning. He also has served in a variety of capacities, including worship leader and council chairman, at Hesston Mennonite Church. Mike speaks regularly on campus and has presented in local and national settings for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (PPP).
Although a native Wichitan, Mike and his wife, Susan (also a WSU graduate), have lived in Hesston for more than 21 years. The couple has two grown daughters, Megan and Katelyn. In his spare time, Mike enjoys running and has completed three full marathons and one half marathon.
For Mike, fundraising is a form of match-making, facilitating connections between the interests of donors and the needs of the university.