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Fairmount Society 2022

Fairmount Society

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Fairmount Society at the Foundation

Fairmount Society derives its name from the founding of our  university, when Wichita State University first opened in 1887 as Fairmount College. Towering over the city, the iconic Fairmount Hall was erected as the main campus building and was a focal point for education in Wichita. Today, Fairmount Society represents our bond to those who give most generously to support Wichita State.

Members are invited to the Fairmount Society dinner, the WSU Foundation’s most exclusive event. They are also included in the President’s Club. Associate status is given to corporations, businesses and foundations.

Pamela Clancy Ammar and Alex Ammar, 2022 Fairmount Founders’ Awardees

Pamela Clancy Ammar and Alex Ammar, 2022 Fairmount Founders’ Awardees

Dan Peare, WSU Foundation Board of Directors Chair

Dan Peare, WSU Foundation Board of Directors Chair

Bill Boettger celebrates becoming a Lifetime Distinction Member pictured with Dan Peare, WSU Foundation Board of Directors Chair, Elizabeth King, WSU Foundation President and CEO, and Rick Muma, Wichita State University President

Bill Boettger celebrates becoming a Lifetime Distinction Member pictured with Dan Peare, WSU Foundation Board of Directors Chair, Elizabeth King, WSU Foundation President and CEO, and Rick Muma, Wichita State University President

Celebrate with us

Fairmount Society
Thursday, May 4, 2023
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Invitation only

2022 Fairmount Founders’ Awardees Pamela Clancy Ammar and Alex Ammar celebrate with Dan Peare, WSU Foundation Board of Directors Chair, Elizabeth King, WSU Foundation President and CEO, and Rick Muma, Wichita State University President

2022 Fairmount Founders’ Awardees Pamela Clancy Ammar and Alex Ammar celebrate with Dan Peare, WSU Foundation Board of Directors Chair, Elizabeth King, WSU Foundation President and CEO, and Rick Muma, Wichita State University President

Fairmount Society Distinctions

Lifetime Achievement Member: Donations exceed $1 million
Lifetime Distinction Member: Contributions between $500,000 and $999,999
Lifetime Member: Has donated $250,000 to $499,999
Annual Member: Minimum giving is $20,000 during the current fiscal year (July 1 – June 30)

Rick Muma, Wichita State University President

Rick Muma, Wichita State University President

Karen and Kenton Richards celebrate becoming Life Members Pictured with Mike Lamb, WSU Foundation Vice President of Development Programs

Karen and Kenton Richards celebrate becoming Life Members Pictured with Mike Lamb, WSU Foundation Vice President of Development Programs

Engineering sophomore Dimitri Seneviratne shares how his scholarship and time at Wichita State has changed his life

Engineering sophomore Dimitri Seneviratne shares how his scholarship and time at Wichita State has changed his life

Fairmount Founders' Award Honorees Pamela Clancy Ammar and Alex Ammar (2022)

The Fairmount Founders’ Award was established in 1988 for outstanding service and exceptional generosity. Pamela Clancy Ammar and Dr. Alex Ammar are the 2022 esteemed recipients of the award. An alumna of WSU, Pamela serves on the WSU Foundation Board and National Advisory Council, and previously served on the Alumni Association and SASO Board of Directors. Pamela and Alex are highly involved members of the Wichita community as well, serving on numerous boards for local nonprofits. Join us in congratulating Pamela and Alex!

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  • FAIRMOUNT LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT ASSOCIATES ($1,000,000.00+)

    Airbus Americas

    Allegro

    Allen Gibbs & Houlik LC

    AT&T

    Sam & Rie Bloomfield Foundation

    The Boeing Company

    Bombardier Learjet Inc.

    Cargill Protein

    Cisco Systems Inc.

    CybertronPC

    Delta Dental of Kansas

    Equity Bank

    Give Something Back Foundation

    William Graham Charitable Trust

    IBM Corporation

    Intrust Bank of Wichita

    Kansas Health Foundation

    John S. & James L. Knight Foundation

    Fred C. & Mary R. Koch Foundation

    Koch Industries Inc.

    Meritrust Credit Union

    Jayne Seydell Milburn Living Trust

    The Bernard Osher Foundation

    Pepsi Beverages Company

    Spirit AeroSystems Inc.

    Textron Aviation

    Marilyn Sue Smith Education Trust

    Via Christi

    Flossie E. West Memorial Trust

    Wichita Community Foundation

    K.T. Wiedemann Foundation Inc.

    I. Wayne Woolsey Revocable Trust

  • FAIRMOUNT LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT MEMBERS ($1,000,000.00+)

    Mildred “Middy” Abercrombie*

    Mickey Armstrong

    Craig Barton

    Patsy Barton

    Ilene Bomhoff

    Dan & Gayla Carney

    Steve & Becky Clark

    Bill & Dorothy Cohen

    Jamie & Kimberly Coulter

    Tom & Myra Devlin

    Barry & Paula Downing

    Joan Eck*

    Bob & Maura Geist

    Curt Gridley & Tracy Hoover

    Charles & Liz Koch

    Sam & Jacque Kouri

    Todd and Julie Liar

    Howard & Rose Marcus

    Bill & Shelly Moore

    Les* & Susie Rudd

    Barry and Cindy Schwan

    Dan & Kate Taylor

    Klee & Jennifer Watchous

    Wayne & Kay Woolsey

  • FAIRMOUNT SOCIETY LIFETIME DISTINCTION ASSOCIATES ($500,000.00+)

    Bank of America

    Bradbury Company Inc.

    S.M. & L.H. Brown Charitable Trust

    Capitol Federal Foundation

    Commerce Bank

    Cox Communications Inc.

    Charles K. Crum Estate

    Emprise Bank

    Virginia H. Farah Foundation

    Fidelity Bank

    Frank & Betty Hedrick Foundation

    House of Schwan

    IHS Markit

    Koch Companies Public Sector LLC

    Murfin Inc.

    National Plastics Color Inc.

    Rand Graphics Inc.

    Rusty Eck Ford Inc.

    Sierra Nevada Corporation

    Ray J. & Dolores M. Waldo Revocable Living Trust

    Wesley Medical Center

    Wichita Eagle

    Wichita Symphony Society

    ZE PowerGroup Inc.

  • FAIRMOUNT SOCIETY LIFETIME DISTINCTION MEMBERS ($500,000.00+)

    Jerry & Jan Aaron

    Virginia Ablah

    Alex Ammar & Pamela Clancy Ammar

    Don & Lora Barry

    Larry Beamer & Debbie Haynes

    Hap & Cynthia Bledsoe

    Todd and Julie Boettger

    David & Diana Bradbury

    Charles Brown

    Steve & Becky Clark

    Anthony Pollock & Diane Cline

    Denis & Shirley Dieker

    Les & Pam Eck

    Brenda Farha

    Steve & Regine Feilmeier

    Larry & Dana Fugate

    Thomas & Kyle Futo

    Brian & Joy Heinrichs

    Dee & Joan Hubbard

    Geri Jabara

    Anita Jones

    William Levine & Diana Kitch

    Diane Klepper

    True & Elizabeth Knowles

    Elliot & Chonci Lekawa

    Ron & Linda Lytle

    Jim & Lorraine Mann

    Ron & Barbara Mann

    John & Barbara McCune

    Shannon Michaud

    Chris Moeller

    John & Kay Morse

    David & Janet Murfin

    Barry & Cindy Schwan

    Jay & Debbie Smith

    Nadine Stannard

    Steve & Lisa Sutherland

    Jeff & Rhonda Turner

    Ralph & Sue Vautravers

    Donald Walenta

  • FAIRMOUNT SOCIETY LIFE ASSOCIATES ($250,000+)

    All Angles Auto Body LLC

    Anderson Family Charitable Gift Fund

    Arista Networks

    ASEA Brown & Bovari

    BG Products Inc.

    BGM Sports Marketing LLC

    Boyer Educational Trust

    Buckley Industries Inc.

    G.P. & W. Inc. dba Center Oil Company

    CIBOR Inc.

    Stephen L. Clark Family Partnership LP

    Coleman Company Inc.

    Coleman Foundation Inc.

    Conco Inc.

    Cornejo & Sons Inc.

    Davis-Moore Auto Group

    Electromech Technologies

    Elmo Lodge of Perfection

    Gordon W. Evans Charitable Trust

    Fleeson Gooing Coulson & Kitch LLC

    John S. Fretz Family Charitable Trust

    Fugate Enterprises

    Goebel Family - Star Lumber Foundation

    Grant Thornton LLP

    Great Plains Ventures Inc.

    Dane G. Hansen Foundation

    Fran Jabara Family Foundation

    Professor Fran & Geri Jabara Fund Inc.

    The Walter S. & Evan C. Jones Foundation