Meet Dan Peare ’82, ’85 – member of the Promise for the Future campaign

Since the launch of the Promise for the Future campaign, we have been publishing the thoughts of our cabinet members regarding planned giving, WSU and their personal philanthropic philosophies. Please continue reading future issues of Horizon to meet more members.

To learn about the campaign, co-chaired by Cindy ’77, ’85 and Barry Schwan, read the cover story of the 2010 Summer Horizon on the WSU Foundation’s website.

 “When I think of Wichita State University, I think of highly motivated students who are working their way through school to better themselves. They are truly ‘Thinkers, Doers, Movers and Shockers.’”

Dan Peare

Dan Peare ’82, ’85, attorney with Hinkle Law Firm LLC and member of the Promise for the Future campaign cabinet

When I started college, my mom and dad couldn’t afford it, but they provided me with seed money to get started the first semester. If I can provide a similar seed to students every year, I’ll be very pleased.

I believe in the future of Wichita State because being in the largest city in Kansas, students are positioned well for real world applications with local industry and opportunities for employment.

I started a scholarship a few years ago and hope to add to it in future years and at my death. In order to attract students to WSU, I feel that scholarships are important. I have also chosen to earmark a specific dollar amount from my revocable trust at my death. When you make a gift such as this, the personal satisfaction that you receive in return is worth more than what you give away.


Join Dan ’82, ’85 to help promise a future for our Shockers by contacting Mike Lamb, WSU Foundation vice president for planned and annual giving, at (316) 978-3804 or

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