FHSU Foundation launches online crowdfunding site in conjunction with president’s inauguration


HAYS, Kan. – Groups throughout Fort Hays State University – whether it be a student organization, department or team – have a new way to gain financial support of their needs. As the fundraising arm of the university, the FHSU Foundation has evolved its annual I Fed the Tiger campaign into a year-round online crowdfunding platform, which has launched in conjunction with the inauguration of the university’s 10th president, Dr. Tisa Mason.

“Launching I Fed the Tiger with inauguration seemed like a natural way to allow the Tiger family to honor President Mason and to welcome her back home to Fort Hays State,” said Jason Williby, FHSU Foundation president and CEO.

The crowdfunding site – www.ifedthetiger.com – is live and offers fundraising campaigns for the Student Emergency Assistance Fund, as well as the need for additional football helmets and new Tiger Marching Band uniforms.

President Mason created the Student Emergency Assistance Fund in 2013 while serving as FHSU’s vice president for student affairs. The fund supports students facing financial adversities, which impact their ability to stay enrolled at Fort Hays State, their health or overall well-being.

“The Student Emergency Assistance Fund is close to President Mason’s heart, and football and the marching band help unite our community,” said Williby. “I strongly believe that donor support of Fort Hays State and the funding needs featured on ifedthetiger.com will change lives.”

I Fed the Tiger empowers FHSU organizations to share their fundraising projects with the campus community, alumni, family and friends of the university in a convenient online approach – each for approximately a month’s time.

“This will make an incredible impact on the projects our students are passionate about,” said Williby. “Every year, student organizations raise funds to carry out their goals and fulfill their needs. I Fed the Tiger streamlines that process and allows each member of a group to quickly and easily share their group’s initiative with their network and gain the needed support.”

Gifts to the featured campaigns may be made at www.ifedthetiger.com. New campaigns will launch throughout the year on the website to help FHSU’s various organizations achieve their goals.

To learn more about the Fort Hays State University Foundation and the funding needs of Fort Hays State, visit https://foundation.fhsu.edu, call 785-628-5620 or email foundation@fhsu.edu.

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