KLA members who would like to donate to the Kansas State University College of Agriculture campaign launched late last year by contributing to the Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF) should do so by March 31. Checks can be sent to 6031 SW 37th Street, Topeka, KS 66614. Please put “K-State campaign” in the memo line. KLF is a 501(c)(3), providing the potential for contributions to be tax-deductible.
The goal of the campaign was to raise at least $75 million in private donations to help build and renovate research, teaching and innovation centers for grain, food, animal and agronomy sciences. Reaching that goal created the opportunity to receive a three-to-one match of $25 million from the state of Kansas. As part of the fundraising effort, KLA agreed to match member contributions up to $100,000.
Fundraising efforts have yielded contributions in excess of the initial $75 million, leading K-State to expand the scope of the project and continue raising funds. The total raised will be used to build new facilities and renovate current buildings on campus. Proposals include building a new Global Center for Food & Grain Innovation, agronomy research center and agronomy innovation center. Additionally, Call Hall and Weber Hall will be renovated and multi-use livestock competition facilities will be built near the Beef Purebred Unit and the Stanley Stout Center.
For those wanting to donate directly to the K-State Foundation, a KLA-fund code has been established to enable members to attribute their contribution to the KLA match program. To donate, click here. The K-State Foundation also can manage multi-year donations. To contribute in this manner, contact Kerry Wefald at (785) 775-2090 or [email protected].