Major Gift Highlights

The WSU Foundation received $15,000 or more from these individuals, corporations, foundations and estates between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2012. The projects funded are listed with their names. We appreciate their contributions.

Mickey Armstrong ’45

– Alumni Women United

– Eck Stadium Skyboxes

– Melvin H. Snyder Memorial

– Mickey and Pete Armstrong Endowed Fund

– Voice Study Abroad Program


Barry ’72 and Paula Downing Foundation

– Alumni Women United

– Shirley and Don Beggs Scholarship for Children of Physical Plant Employees


Craig W. Barton ’83

– Coach’s Club - Men’s Basketball

– W. Frank Barton Business Scholarship

– W. Frank Barton Entrepreneurship Scholarship


Bomhoff Investments LP

– H. Russell Bomhoff Endowed Scholarship in Engineering


Lynn and Britt ’74 Brown

– Britt M. Brown Scholarship in Business


Coventry Health Care

– Preferred Health Systems Leadership Academy Fund

– Preferred Health Systems Scholarship in Public Health Sciences


Cox Communications

– Eck Stadium Skyboxes

– Entrepreneurship Forum Series


Myra and Tom Devlin

– Roundhouse Renaissance Campaign


Denis H. Dieker ’77, ’80

– Battery for Baseball

– Coach’s Club - Men’s Basketball


Electromech Technologies

– Gift in kind - Research and Grants - College of Engineering


Eugene “Gene” Kaufman Estate

– Eugene “Gene” Kaufman Scholarship


The Fidelity Bank Foundation

– Miró Conservation Campaign Fund


Hugh Forrest

– Nathan Bedford Forrest Memorial Scholarship


Frank and Betty Hedrick Foundation

– Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometer Machine


Gwendolyn Fell Estate

– Kenneth Fell Memorial Endowed Scholarship


Intrust Bank of Wichita

– Advanced Education in General Dentistry Building Fund

– Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition

– Family Business Forum

– Rhatigan Student Center Renovation


Liz and Charles Koch

– Coach’s Club – Men’s Basketball


Debra and Bill ’61 Lucas

– Rhatigan Student Center Renovation

– Rhatigan Student Center Renovation - Shirley Beggs Ballroom


Marlene M. Brown ’56, ’65 Living Trust

– Marlene M. Brown Fund for the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Educational and School Psychology

– Marlene M. Brown Fund for the Department of Human Performance Studies


Geney Reed ’70

– Ablah Library Annual Fund Campaign

– Alumni Association - Gift Transfers

– College of Health Professions Annual Fund Campaign

– College of Health Professions - Current

– College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Annual Fund Campaign

– D. Cramer Reed Faculty Development Fund

– Geney and Cramer Reed Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship

– KMUW Radio Support Fund

– Library Special Collections

– Music Associates

– WSU Bowling Scholarship Support Fund


Lee Riley ’42

– Geology Diamond Anniversary Project

– Lee Riley Current Library Graduate Assistantship


Schwab Charitable Fund

– Coach’s Club - Men’s Basketball

– Mike and Mary Nell Beatty Endowed Fellowship in Accounting


Spirit AeroSystems Inc.

– Edwin A. Ulrich Annual Exhibition Fund

– President’s Transition Fund


Star Lumber and Supply Co.

– Gifts in kind - Athletics - Buildings and Improvements

– KMUW Radio Support Fund


Velma L. Wallace

– KMUW Radio Support Fund

– Rhatigan Student Center Renovation - Shirley Beggs Ballroom


Klee ’01 and Jennifer Watchous

– Coach’s Club - Men’s Basketball

– Eck Stadium Skyboxes


Yingling Aircraft Inc.

– Coach’s Club - Men’s Basketball

– Men’s Basketball Margin of Excellence

– Shocker Athletic Scholarship Organization


Zack and Leilah Farha Charitable Foundation

– Zack and Leilah Farha Scholarship


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