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Wichita State University Foundation

Major Gift Highlights

The WSU Foundation received outright gifts or pledges of $35,000 or more at one time from these individuals, corporations, foundations and estates between April 1 and June 30, 2022. Areas of giving are listed with their names. We appreciate their contributions.

Jeanie and Ricky Brotherton

Capitol Federal Foundation
Scholarship — Business

Jane McHugh
Scholarship — General

Barry  and Cynthia Schwan
Shocker Success Center & Athletics

Credit Union of America
Scholarship – Education

Cargill Protein
Shocker Success Center

Deborah Haynes and Larry Beamer
Shocker Success Center

Mosaddaq Turabi and Nighat Ara
Scholarship/Fellowship — Engineering

Patterson Family Foundation
Scholarship – Health Professions

Marcus and Elizabeth Rowland
Liberal Arts and Sciences

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Grant — Business

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Inc.

Wayne Pfeiffer
Fellowship – Liberal Arts and Sciences

Murfin Inc.

NetApp Inc.
General Support

Michael and Portia Mendenhall
Scholarship – Engineering

Dale Williamson
Scholarship/Fellowship – Liberal Arts and Sciences

Spirit Aerosystems Inc.
Engineering and General Support

Herbert Carr and Louise Brinegar
Scholarship—Fine Arts

Curtis LaGree

Tracy and Ken Pharis
Scholarship – Accounting

Chase Koch

Philip Hersch and Kathy Downes
Scholarship/Fellowship — Economics

Rye Kennedy and Sara Berney
Scholarship — Engineering

Beverly and Gerald Shea
Scholarship – Fine Arts

Jeffrey Gates
Scholarship –Entrepreneurship

Martin and Donna Perline
Martin & Donna Charitable Gift

Blodgett Family Trust
Scholarship – Business

Gary and Deborah Martinez

Jay and Debbie Vaughn
Scholarship – Health Professions

Robert Marley and Margaret Maben
Scholarship – Engineering

Tony Lutz
Scholarship — Business

Society of 1895 Members

These individuals were named to the Society of 1895 between April 1 and June 30, 2022, by establishing a deferred gift through the WSU Foundation. To become a member, please contact Michael lamb, WSU Foundation vice president, at 316-978-3804 or

Leanne (’90) and Steve (’89) Caret

Matthew (’11) and Kara (’10) Calhoun

Jeff (’88) and Kelly (’01) DeGraffenreid

Joe (’88) and Rickilene (’06) Emery


New memorials were established or existing funds were selected in honor of the following deceased friends of Wichita State through the WSU Foundation between April 1 and June 30, 2022. To contribute, please contact Phoebe Garcia at 316-978-3811 or

Larry Soice

Deborah Bardo (’77)

Pattie McCullough

Margaret O. Crowe

Charlotte Loveland (’79)

Joan Mason

Ernee Lou McGuire (’78)

Dan Close (’93)

Teri Harpool (’76)

WSU Foundation News Releases

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