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.
The WSU Foundation strives to enhance a community of learning excellence for our students and faculty through philanthropy and stewardship.
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.
Market value of endowment: $237,055,354
as of June 30, 2013
FY 2013 Support to campus: $11,064,649
Total cash & gifts-in-kind: $22,252,577*
Number of donors: 13,368*
Percentage of alumni giving: 8.2%*
Student calling program and direct mail campaign raises unrestricted money for the colleges and library.
24 student callers
1 student supervisor
35 full-time employees
1 part-time employee
1 student employee
24 Annual Fund students
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
Members are dedicated to promoting the interests of WSU and the WSU Foundation.
4 emeritus members
4 ex officio members
37% of members live outside the greater Wichita area
The Board is vested with full control of all the assets, affairs and business of the corporation.
12% of members live outside the greater Wichita area
Board Chair: Bill Moore
Board Chair-elect: Marilyn Pauly
Elizabeth H. King, President & CEO
Mike Lamb, Vice President for Planned and Annual Giving
Patsy Selby, Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services
1845 Fairmount St.
Wichita, KS 67260-0002
Phone: (316) 978-3040
Fax: (316) 978-3277
Woodman Alumni Center
4205 E. 21st St., Wichita, KS