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Foundation Profile

Since 1965, the WSU Foundation has sought to fulfill WSU President Emory Lindquist’s vision of providing the “great difference between a university and a university of excellence.”  Today, more than 1,100 endowed funds and 500 current funds provide scholarship support, as well as support for professorships and chairs, the library, the Ulrich Museum and other areas on campus. 

MISSION STATEMENT

The WSU Foundation strives to enhance a community of learning excellence for our students and faculty through philanthropy and stewardship.

 

CORE VALUES

Integrity – An obligation to honesty and openness with accountability, not only to ourselves but to others.

Teamwork – A reliance upon the professionalism of our colleagues with acknowledgement that all are equally valued.

Relationships – A commitment to enhancing trust, respect and diversity.

Service – A practice of personally performing to a standard that is always exceptional.

 

ENDOWMENT

Market value of endowment: $237,055,354

as of June 30, 2013

FY 2013 Support to campus: $11,064,649

 

GIVING

Total cash & gifts-in-kind: $22,252,577*

Number of donors: 13,368*

Percentage of alumni giving: 8.2%*

*5-year average

 

ANNUAL FUND FOR EXCELLENCE 

Student calling program and direct mail campaign raises unrestricted money for the colleges and library.

24 student callers

1 student supervisor

 

STAFF 

35 full-time employees

1 part-time employees

4 student employee

24 Annual Fund students

 

FUNDRAISING PRIORITIES

The Koch Global Trading Center

Campaign to complete funding for a state-of-the-art center to help prepare students for careers in the financial and energy markets, as investment analysts, portfolio managers and risk managers

Rhatigan Renewal: The Future is Ours!

Campaign to support the expansion and renovation of the Rhatigan Student Center

 

NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL (NAC)

Members are dedicated to promoting the interests of WSU and the WSU Foundation.

111 members

4 emeritus members

4 ex officio members

37% of members live outside the greater Wichita area

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board is vested with full control of all the assets, affairs and business of the corporation.

17 members

12% of members live outside the greater Wichita area

 

Board Chair: Bill Moore

Board Chair-elect: Marilyn Pauly

 

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Elizabeth H. King, President & CEO

Mike Lamb, Vice President for Planned and Annual Giving

Patsy Selby, Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services

 

LOCATION

1845 Fairmount St.

Wichita, KS 67260-0002

Phone: (316) 978-3040

Fax: (316) 978-3277

foundation@wichita.edu

Physical address:

Woodman Alumni Center

4205 E. 21st St., Wichita, KS

 

 

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Wichita State University Foundation

1845 Fairmount St., Wichita, KS 67260-0002

Phone: 316-978-3040 | Fax: 316-978-3277 foundation@wichita.edu

© 2014 Wichita State University Foundation

Wichita State University Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.