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Woodman Alumni Center

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 1,250 endowed funds and 600 current funds provide scholarship support, as well as support for professorships and chairs, the library, the Ulrich Museum and other areas on campus.

Mail address: 1845 Fairmount St. Wichita, KS 67260-0002   Physical address: Woodman Alumni Center: 4205 E. 21st St. 
Phone: 316-978-3040  | Fax: 316-978-3277 |

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 an acknowledgment 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: $278.9 million - as of June 30, 2016
FY 2016 Support to campus: $13.6 million: 42.3% student support | 23.3% faculty support | 23.1 program support | 11.3% facility support


Total cash, gifts-in-kind, pledges and planned gifts: $56.1 million
Number of donors: 13,277 | Alumni donors: 6,659
†Now includes planned gifts as a comprehensive campaign figure

Fundraising Priorities: 2013-2020 Shock the World Campaign $250 million

New home of the W. Frank Barton School of Business

Annual Fund for Excellence

Student calling program and direct mail campaign raise unrestricted money for the colleges and library.
18 student callers | 4 student supervisors

WSU Foundation Staff

42 full-time employees | 2 student employees | 25 Annual Fund students

National Advisory Council (NAC)

Members are dedicated to promoting the interests of WSU and the WSU Foundation.
106 members | 4 emeritus members | 3 ex officio members
36% 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.
19 members | 10.5% of members live outside the greater Wichita area
Board Chair: Paul Allen
Board Chair-elect: Debbie Haynes

Leadership Team

Elizabeth H. King, President & CEO
Susan Barrett, Vice President for Finance and Operations
Mike Lamb, Vice President for Planned Giving
Keith Pickus, Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations