FHSU Foundation names 9 new trustees; reports $64 million for Journey campaign so far


HAYS, Kan. – The Fort Hays State University Foundation recently appointed nine new members to its Board of Trustees: Dr. Marcy Aycock, Jay Bach, Daryl Craft, Dr. Jeff Curtis, Maisha Dible, Coleen Ellis, Todd Sandoval, Shaun Weaver, and Tim Werth.

This group of dedicated Tiger alum and supporters are part of a 55-member Board of Trustees, with each serving a four-year term. Each trustee actively participates in a variety of activities contributing to the educational and financial success of the university and the FHSU Foundation.

Trustees come from a variety of education and industry backgrounds, representing 26 majors and all five colleges at Fort Hays State. Current trustees live in a variety of states including Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Texas and California. For a full list of trustees, visit http://foundation.fhsu.edu/about/board.php.

Each trustee personally contributes to the area of FHSU that means the most to them on an annual basis. Forty-one percent of the trustees have documented a planned or estate gift to Fort Hays State. Over the course of their lifetimes, the group has collectively contributed $22.7 million to FHSU, with $6.9 million contributed during FHSU’s current Journey campaign.

The Journey campaign is a $100 million fundraising effort, impacting all areas of Fort Hays State. With three years remaining in the campaign, the FHSU Foundation’s fiscal year-end reports showed $64,018,495 in contributions. Totals for each pillar of the campaign:

  • Scholarships $18,264,038
  • Academics $34,858,623
  • Athletics $6,141,404
  • Student Life $4,754,428

At the Foundation’s recent annual board meeting, President and CEO Jason Williby announced that in the last fiscal year the Foundation distributed $6,063,850 to FHSU scholarships and university support. Williby also said that the Foundation’s total assets amount to $98,293,840. Total assets include real estate, oil interest, property and investments such as stocks and bonds.

The FHSU Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization established in 1945. The mission of the Foundation is to support and advance FHSU by actively seeking monetary gifts and bequests and to receive and administer those contributions in a prudent manner in accordance with donors' wishes.

As the fundraising arm of the university, the FHSU Foundation raises and manages all funds that are entrusted to it for the benefit of various needs in support of the university, and works closely with FHSU to support the university's initiatives.

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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