Kansas University Endowment Association
1891 Constant Avenue
Lawrence KS 66047-3743
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (785) 832-7400
Fax 785- 832-7493
Mission Statement

KU Endowment partners with donors in providing philanthropic support to build a greater University of Kansas.

CEO/Executive Director Mr. Dale Seuferling
Board Chair Mr. David B. Dillon
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1891
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer For information on ways to support the University, please visit this website - http://www.kuendowment.org/Your-Gift/Areas-of-Support .  For information on ways to support the University of Kansas Health System, please visit this website - https://www.kansashealthsystem.com/giving.
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement

KU Endowment partners with donors in providing philanthropic support to build a greater University of Kansas.

Background Statement As an independent, nonprofit organization and the official fundraising foundation for the University of Kansas, KU Endowment partners with donors in providing philanthropic support to build a greater KU. Established in 1891 as America’s first foundation for a public university, we embrace our responsibility to inspire philanthropy for KU and the University of Kansas Health System, and we are committed to following the highest standards of service and ethical conduct when it comes to managing donors’ gifts for the benefit of the university and the University of Kansas Health System.

The support of donors helps make KU a world-class institution. State financing covers less than 18 percent of KU’s total operating expenses. Therefore, private gifts play a major role in virtually all activities of the university.
  • Operating expenses: Many university foundations cover operating costs by charging fees on gifts, but we allocate 100 percent of the principal of every gift for the purpose designated by the donor. We cover operating expenses through a small number of unrestricted funds, as well as a portion of the return on our investments.
  • An independent organization: KU Endowment is a nonprofit organization, separate from the university and the State of Kansas. Independence helps to ensure that gifts will be used as donors intended and will not be reallocated by the state. Moreover, it allows us to keep donors’ personal giving and financial records private.
  • Endowed funds: Each year, KU Endowment transfers income from endowed funds, along with gifts from donors, to the university’s four campuses. The overall endowment is made up of approximately 3,400 individual funds. The overwhelming majority of these funds are restricted by donors; they can be used only for the purpose designated by the donor. The goal for endowed funds and other long-term investments is to provide a consistent level of support for the university in perpetuity.
  • People: About 230 people carry out KU Endowment’s daily work. They include more than 170 full-time staff members and about 60 KU students who call potential donors as part of our annual giving telephone campaigns. In addition, more than 80 people serve on the Advancement Board, which supports KU Medical Center and The University of Kansas Health System, and more than 70 people serve on the KU Endowment Board of Trustees, which governs KU Endowment.
Impact Statement

The University of Kansas enlightens and inspires, builds on human discovery and transforms the future. Through the generosity of our donors, KU will strengthen programs and research, reward outstanding faculty, build new facilities and provide aid to deserving students. 

Our areas of focus going forward are to:

  • Unlock student potential by ensuring that a KU education is affordable to promising students. Undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships empower students from all economic, ethnic and social backgrounds to pursue their dreams. 
  • Expand our presence across the state by broadening outreach programs, professional and continuing education services. KU is serious about its obligation to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of the communities it serves. 
  • Grow our research enterprise by increasing our production of scholarly work, exploring new funding sources, pursuing new research initiatives, and accelerating the pace of discovery to find cures for diseases and solutions to societal problems. 


Needs Statement

KU is classified as a state-assisted public university rather than state-supported. State funding covers <18 percent of KU’s total operating expenses, making private gifts essential to nearly all of the university’s activities. Only with the support of private philanthropy is KU able to sustain its 350 programs in the arts, sciences, humanities and professional schools — making it possible for students to discover their passions and live their dreams. KU Endowment funds virtually all scholarships and fellowships at KU. The generosity of donors also provides new state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, new programs, comfort items for patients and families, and educational resources at The University of Kansas Hospital. Only with the help of donors can KU Endowment fulfill its mission to build a greater University of Kansas.

Service Categories
Educational Services
Cancer Research
Areas of Service
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement KU Endowment has a long and rich history of providing the critical private support to the University of Kansas that helps make a great University an even greater one. I, along with my fellow KU Endowment Trustees, am exceptionally proud to be part of this important legacy. We are honored to serve by giving of our time and our financial resources, and we are grateful to the thousands of generous alumni and friends of KU who join us in supporting the mission of the University.

Lawrence is the birthplace of the University of Kansas and the home of about 88 percent of the university’s students. The campus occupies 1,000 acres on and around historic Mount Oread in Lawrence, a community of more than 90,000 in the hills of eastern Kansas. Opened in 1866, the University of Kansas is a comprehensive educational and research institution with more than 28,000 students and 2,800 faculty members. 

Category Education, General/Other Postsecondary Education
Population Served General/Unspecified, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), At-Risk Populations
Short-Term Success

The University of Kansas is a major comprehensive research and teaching university that serves as a center for learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor. As the only Kansas Regents university to hold membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), KU attains high levels of research productivity and fulfills its mission through faculty, academic and research programs of international distinction and outstanding libraries, teaching museums and information technology. These resources enrich scholarly inquiry and inform the educational experience at undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.

Long-Term Success

The mission of the University of Kansas is to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world. In fulfilling that mission, the university aspires to be a destination for top scholars from across the world, an engine of economic growth for the state of Kansas, and one of the nation’s leading research universities. The university will use the 2019-20 academic year to develop a new strategic plan that establishes a vision, goals and objectives to guide future decisions and build on the success of KU’s previous plan, which expired in 2017. For details, visit www.ku.edu/strategic-planning-2020.

Program Success Monitored By

Douglas A. Girod, a highly regarded surgeon and administrator at KU Medical Center, began his tenure as the 18th chancellor of the University of Kansas on July 1, 2017. As chancellor, Dr. Girod is the chief executive officer of the university, overseeing campuses in Lawrence, Kansas City, Overland Park, Salina and Wichita in addition to research and educational centers in Topeka, Hutchinson, Parsons and elsewhere in the state. Branching out from the chancellor's office are separate administrative structures at the Lawrence and Medical Center campuses, each headed by an executive vice chancellor. The provost, who is also an executive vice chancellor, serves as chief academic officer. Vice chancellors and vice provosts oversee student success, academic affairs, outreach, research and facilities management, among other divisions. A board of trustees governs KU Endowment and takes responsibility for ensuring that it will provide significant support for KU now and in the future.

Examples of Program Success

With 49 nationally ranked graduate academic programs, KU continues to build on a tradition of strong academics. The National Science Foundation and the Carnegie Foundation both classify KU as a top research university, and it has been a member of the elite Association of American Universities since 1909. Other achievements and points of distinction can be found at www.ku.edu/about.


The University of Kansas Medical Center serves Kansas through excellence in education, research, patient care and community engagement. KU Medical Center educates exceptional health care professionals through its Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions and advances the life sciences through world-class research programs. We have campuses in Kansas City, Wichita and Salina, KS. Our faculty physicians, residents and students provide outstanding patient care at partner hospitals and clinics, including The University of Kansas Health System, VA Hospitals, Via Christi Health, Wesley Medical Center and Salina Regional Health Center. KU Medical Center works with communities in every Kansas county to improve the health of Kansans and supports initiatives that improve the health of our region and our world.

Category Medical Research, General/Other Cancer Research
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

Our academic programs enrolled 3,556 students in the fall of 2017. The School of Medicine expanded its class size from 175 students in 2010 to 211 students today to alleviate Kansas’ physician shortage. The KU School of Nursing has doubled enrollment in its online RN-BSN program and created a community college partnership to enable nurses to advance in their careers close to home, as well as opened a new campus location in Salina. US News & World Report ranked eight specialties of the University of Kansas Health System and the #1 hospital in the Kansas City metro, as well as in Kansas, for 11 consecutive years. The KU Cancer Center received renewal of its National Cancer Institute designation in July 2017. Frontiers is one of 62 national CTSA programs. The KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center received designation from the National Institute of Aging in 2011 as one of only 31 national centers.

Long-Term Success

The central mission of KU Medical Center is to educate health care leaders of tomorrow. For more than 110 years, we have trained doctors, nurses and health professionals for Kansas and beyond. More than half of the doctors in Kansas today graduated from KU or trained in a KU residency. Others have gone on to be leaders in caring for patients, conducting research or educating the next generation of doctors in locations across the U.S. and the world. Our research enterprise provides graduate education in the life sciences taught by researchers who discover new treatments for disease and improve quality of life.

Program Success Monitored By KU Medical Center educates healthcare professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs. All schools and programs are accredited by their appropriate association or accrediting body. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) is the accrediting body for medical education programs in the U.S. and Canada. the M.D. program at KU received an eight-year accreditation from the LCME in 2014. The KU School of Nursing's Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Kansas Board of Nursing and the North Center Accrediting Association. The School of Health Professions is comprised of eight academic units, combining to offer more than 25 programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, in addition to several certificate programs. Accreditation applies at the program level.
Examples of Program Success

KU Medical Center consistently ranks high among schools throughout the country and brings millions of dollars in research funding into our community every year. As of 2016, the School of Medicine ranked 36th out of 85 public universities in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding. Eight departments rank in the top 25 of public schools nationally, and the Schools of Health Professions and Nursing also rank in the top 25 of public schools nationally. The Medical Center is home to the KU Cancer Center which has been a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated center since 2012 (renewed in 2017). KU recently announced a new bladder cancer drug will become available, the first KU-invented cancer drug that we will have advanced from the lab to patients. The KU Alzheimer's Disease Center is one of an elite group of 31 nationally designated institutions that receive collaborative and financial support from the National Institute on Aging.


The University of Kansas Health System is a world-class academic medical center and destination for complex care and diagnosis. We offer more options for patients with serious conditions because of our expertise and leadership in medical research and education. Our physicians are researchers and educators expanding the boundaries of medical knowledge. Their major breakthroughs lead to the life-changing treatments and technologies of the future.  We are proud to be an economic engine for the state and region. We have reinvested more than $1 billion in our enterprise since becoming a public authority in 1998. The health system includes The University of Kansas Physicians, HaysMed in Hays, St. Rose Health Center in Great Bend, Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned and The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus in Topeka (in partnership with Ardent Health Services).

Category Health Care, General/Other Patient Care/Health Care Delivery
Population Served General/Unspecified, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), At-Risk Populations
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

The hospital has ranked for more than a decade on U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-19 Best Hospital list.  It is currently ranked among the top 1% of hospitals in the country, and it is ranked across 9 medical and surgical specialties, more than any hospital in the region. The University of Kansas Health System also ranks 5th among 99 U.S. academic medical centers for quality and safety performance, according to the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study. These rankings are based on reputation and patient outcomes data, including survival and safety. The health system opened Cambridge Tower A recently, featuring 92 private rooms and 11 state-of-the-art surgical suites. The tower houses surgical oncology, neurology, neurosurgery and ear, nose and throat services. 


Long-Term Success

Each year we move closer to our goal of becoming the best health system in the country for patient care. At The University of Kansas Health System patients benefit from the unique strengths of the region’s premier academic medical center, where compassionate patient care, research and education come together to provide more options and more hope. Physicians at the hospital represent more than 200 medical specialties and services and are at the forefront of medical discoveries in several fields: cancer treatment and prevention; neurology; kidney disease; urology; liver and kidney transplantation; and pain management. The exceptional combination of research, education and compassion at The University of Kansas Health System ensures that patients will receive the most advanced level of care possible.

Program Success Monitored By

We compare our outcomes and statistical information to national databases and to information provided by some of the top hospitals in the nation.  We ask for feedback from each patient through a survey that includes questions about comfort, safety, staff skill and courtesy, and respect for privacy. The health system also uses the risk-adjusted mortality index, a measure of the actual death percentage divided by the expected death percentage, to assess overall quality. A score of 1.0 means a hospital's survival rate is what would be expected given the severity of its patient's illnesses or injuries. The further below 1.0 the number is, the better job a hospital has done to save lives and provide safe, quality care.  In FY18, the health system achieved a 0.72 annual risk-adjusted mortality index, ranking within the 6th percentile for this metric with respect to the Vizient-AAMC benchmark data.  

Examples of Program Success

We have been continuously accredited by The Joint Commission since 2008. This three-year accreditation indicates that we meet The Joint Commission's high-performance standards and recognizes the dedication, knowledge and professionalism of our staff. 

For the third consecutive term, we have achieved Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program. Magnet recognition is earned by 7 percent of the nation's 6,000 hospitals.

In the most robust study of its kind of American academic hospitals, we are ranked 5th among 99 academic hospitals in quality and patient safety outcomes, receiving Vizient's 2018 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award.

Finally, our stroke and advanced heart failure teams consistently receive the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® recognition.

  • JayDoc Free Clinic is located in Wyandotte County. The clinic exists to serve the urgent and preventative medical and social needs of the under- and uninsured in our community. In recent years, care has expanded to include specialties identified as high need -- diabetes, obstetrics, gynecology, radiology, ophthalmology, dermatology, and musculoskeletal services. Care is provided by volunteer physicians, dentists, pharmacists, dieticians, and laboratorians who mentor student-volunteers from these same fields. Services include language interpretation, laboratory services, dietetics, social services, prescription education, mental health, and basic procedures. JayDoc sees around 1,200 patients each year.

  • Silver City Health Center provides bilingual, culturally appropriate primary and preventive health care for patients of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay, through utilization of a sliding fee scale based on the Federal Poverty Level. See their profile for more information.
Category Health Care, General/Other Public Health
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), At-Risk Populations
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

The short-term success of JayDoc is best defined as providing quality of care for patients a consistent 3 days each week. In order to accomplish this goal, a multitude of moving parts must come together; working professionals and their respective student populations are required to attend clinic to ensure each patient receives the resources they need. New protocols and incentive programs have been implemented over the past year to help bolster volunteer rates, as often times JayDoc must turn patients away due to a lack of volunteers on a given night.

Each week, the medical students on the executive board discuss a new topic of the week. These topics range from flu shot protocol to discussion on budget items. By tackling these big picture items and ideas weekly, the board maintains a unified vision and direction for clinic. This allows the board to roll out tangible and realistic improvements to clinic consistently.

Long-Term Success

Through significant outreach efforts during JayDoc’s existence, it has become an integral part of the Wyandotte community. Its success stems largely from its twofold mission: first, to address the linguistic, cultural, and financial barriers to health care access faced by the uninsured and, second, to provide an invaluable opportunity for students at the University of Kansas to enhance their education in the health professions.

Sustainability of the clinic is maintained through a variety of methods. Financial stability is maintained through constant effort from the Directors of Fundraising and Finance in partnership with the University of Kansas Endowment. Being a student-run free clinic, JayDoc must turn over leadership annually. This challenge is tackled through extensive turnover and new board member training processes. Any new programs, policies, or improvements are carried smoothly through the transition period to maximize JayDoc’s impact on the community.

Program Success Monitored By

Quality is assured in both patient care and student learning through a system of metric tracking, health outcome tracking, surveys, and discussion. JayDoc’s Research and Education Director tracks metrics for general and specialty clinic nights. These metrics are presented to other board members as well as faculty advisors to provide a deeper understanding of the characteristics of JayDoc patients.

JayDoc places a high importance on consistent, measurable improvement and quality assurance. In JayDoc’s bylaws there are written quality improvement measures. These consist of semi-annual meetings between each assistant director and all of the executive directors. JayDoc’s bylaws also mandate semi-annual meetings with our Board of Trustees, a group of physician and other professional volunteers who provide their expertise and ideas as a resource to the executive board. Each student’s goals for their position are discussed as well as their overall goal for the future of JayDoc.

Examples of Program Success

JayDoc has developed protocols for and established several new programs over the last year. Of note, JayDoc was able to create a formulary of medications available to be provided to patients. Whenever patients are identified as having a strong financial need, pharmacy volunteers are able to provide these medications for the patient to leave with at discharge. This program was implemented in early 2019 and has been continuously updated throughout the year.

Additionally, JayDoc has partnered with KU’s Transgender Clinic and developed a transgender specialty care night that will begin accepting patients in early 2020. This program will provide much needed counseling and evaluation to the vulnerable and underserved transgender community in the area. The goal of this night will be to help patients with transition and monitor their initial progress through hormone replacement therapy. Ultimately, these patients will be connected to KU Transgender Clinic for long term maintenance and care.


A KU answer to the unique workforce needs of the Kansas City area, KU Edwards Campus (KUEC) brings high-quality education programs that serve a globally diverse workforce, and economic and community needs with focus on the Kansas City region. It offers 50+ academic degree programs and certificates for adult learners throughout the state, nation and internationally. KU Edwards Campus is the go-to partner for education, innovation, public service and scholarship in the region, while promoting equity and inclusion.

KUEC is also home to KU Professional & Continuing Education (PCE), which offers non-credit education and training across the Kansas City region, the state and the world. It operates the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute (KFRTI), Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC), and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. PCE establishes partnerships with local business, industry and government.

The Edwards Campus also provides state-of-the-art and affordable event space.

Category Education, General/Other Postsecondary Education
Population Served Adults
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

Short-term success is defined by consistent enrollment growth, reflecting an awareness of workforce needs, and by growing partnerships with community beneficiaries, including social service agencies, government, community colleges, school districts and other corporate regional employers. KUEC has taken the lead in reshaping higher education by improving its educational programming to meet the needs of nontraditional students who desire degree completion, a career change or continuing education.

Specialized degree programs developed with Kansas City area employers provide the education and skills most needed in the workforce. Flexible scheduling and evening classes offered both online and in classrooms provide the opportunities working students need. And, KUEC continues to work with area high schools and community colleges to enhance the affordability of a higher education. Enrollment has increased with total student credit hours in fall 2019 the highest in more than 10 years.

Long-Term Success

Since opening in 1992, KUEC has contributed more than $500 million to the Johnson County economy and 10,500 students have earned KU degrees. In 2008, it became partners in the Johnson County Education Research Triangle (JCERT). This has created more than 25 new academic programs and certificates in business, engineering, science and technology. The success of KU Edwards is demonstrated by the growth in its graduate and undergraduate degree programs — from 10 its first year to 42 today. Student enrollment has also grown –24.5 percent from 2016 to 2019.

KU Professional & Continuing Education (PCE) is the third oldest continuing education unit in the world. PCE continues to grow its global training presence through programs in aerospace and engineering. PCE has a central role in Kansas’s public safety through its management of the KLETC and the KFRTI. Steady growth of enrollments in Osher Lifelong Learning Institute courses demonstrate PCE’s commitment to seniors.

Program Success Monitored By

Vice Chancellor David Cook oversees the Edwards Campus and reports to the University Provost. KUEC employs two working boards. A Board of Advisors comprised of corporate and community leaders from the Greater Kansas City region provides perspective and insight into program responsiveness, community program needs and strategies to address these points.

In addition to the Board of Advisors, KUEC’s Workforce Development Advisory Board consists of local business executives as well as civic and government leaders who meet to critique and inform campus administration on educational programs and services the campus offers or should offer to the employers of the region. This board helps KUEC fill the skills gap and provides relevant programming aimed at growing the well-qualified workforce in Greater Kansas City.

KU Edwards Campus and Professional & Continuing Education also host workshops and discussion groups to engage local leaders on business and technology related needs.

Examples of Program Success

The University of Kansas is consistently recognized as one of the top universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report, increasing its ranking two spots to 59th among public universities in the 2020 edition of its “Best Colleges” rankings. Degree programs offered at KUEC are also often singled out as the best in the country and the magazine also recognizes KU at the top for “Best Colleges for Veterans.” In 2019, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recognized KUEC for “excellence in community college transfer pathways.” KU Edwards Campus offers many transfer student services including community college transfer guides, academic success coaches, and transfer communities developed around career choice.

In 2015, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute received its second grant of 1 million dollars from the Osher Foundation. PCE also launched new programming in executive leadership, data analytics, coding, cybersecurity, architecture and science management.

CEO Comments

Private philanthropy is vital to helping the University of Kansas accomplish its mission. A gift to KU through KU Endowment is an investment in an institution that has earned accolades for the quality of its education, service and research.

KU Endowment is proud to support the University of Kansas and the University of Kansas Health System in serving the people of our state and region by partnering with donors. Their generosity will enable us to educate leaders, build healthy communities and make discoveries that change the world.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Dale Seuferling
Term Start July 2002
Experience A 1977 KU journalism graduate, Dale Seuferling began his career in the university advancement profession that same year as KU’s first broadcast media coordinator for the Office of University Relations. In May 1981, he joined the KU Endowment Association and over the past 35 years he has held positions in a variety of areas within the organization, including: public relations, constituent development, major gifts, and fund-raising management. He was one of two associate directors of Campaign Kansas. Prior to being named president in July 2002, he was the executive vice president for development and responsibile for a fund-raising program with 48 professional positions and 21 support personnel. He was also the corporate secretary of KU Endowment. Dale oversaw Far Above:  The Campaign for Kansas which concluded on June 30, 2016, and raised more than $1.6 billion in support of the University of Kansas. Dale has held a number of leadership roles in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), including: chair of the eight-state mid-American district, member of the National Commission on Philanthropy, and member of a national committee charged with the oversight of reporting standards used for capital campaigns in higher education. In 1999, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Citation by CASE. He and his wife, Marianne, have two daughters.
Former CEOs
Mr. Jim MartinJan 1991 - July 2002
Mr. Todd SeymourJan 1980 - Jan 1991
Senior Staff
Title Senior Vice President for Administration and Chief Operating Officer
Experience/Biography The Administration Division encompasses the departments of accounting, document imaging, human resources, student loans and scholarship administration.
Title Executive Vice President for Development
Experience/Biography The Development Division oversees fundraising for all campuses, including development research, donor relations, annual giving, constituent development, the Chancellors Club, corporate and foundation development, gift planning, medical development and scholarship support.
Title Senior Vice President for Information Systems & Services
Experience/Biography The Information Systems and Services Division is composed of the departments of information systems and gift processing. On a part-time basis, Bill Green also oversees the Alumni Records department at the KU Alumni Association.
Title Senior Vice President for Property Management
Experience/Biography The Property Division administers KU Endowment’s investments in real property in accordance with the guidelines and procedures established by the Property Management Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Title Sr. Vice President for Investments and Treasurer
Experience/Biography The Investment Division is responsible for KU Endowment's investment programs in accordance with the guidelines and procedures established by the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Paid Full-Time Staff 169
Paid Contractors 0
Volunteers 0
Retention Rate 89%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 3
Caucasian 177
Hispanic/Latino 13
Native American/American Indian 2
Other 2
Other (Please Specify) Two other races
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 129
Male 71
Not Specified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes

KU Endowment collaborates with numerous local and regional organizations such as Children's Mercy Hospital, Johnson County Community College, Salina Regional Health Foundation and Kansas State University, in support of the University of Kansas.

Educational Fundraising AwardCouncil for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)2012
Educational Fundraising AwardCouncil for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)2013
Educational Fundraising AwardCouncil for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)2014
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments Support from individuals, foundations, corporations and organizations is vital to helping the University of Kansas accomplish its mission. Although KU is a state institution, it receives less than 18 percent of its funding from the state. A gift to KU is an investment in an institution that has earned accolades for the quality of its education, service and research. KU is the only university in the state of Kansas to hold membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), a select group of 62 public and private research universities that represents excellence in graduate and professional education and the highest achievements in research internationally.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. David Dillon
Term Oct 2019 to Oct 2020
Board Members
Ms. Lydia I. BeebeRetired
Howard E. CohenPartner/Principal, Deloitte
Mr. John B. DicusCapitol Federal Savings
Mr. David B. DillonRetired
Janet Martin McKinney
Mr. M.D. MichaelisEmprise Financial Corp.
Ms. Linda Ellis SimsRetired
Mr. Steve W. SloanMidwest Minerals, Inc.
Mr. Todd L. SutherlandThe University National Bank
Ms. Deanell Reece TachaRetired
Mr. Robert D. TaylorRetired
Mr. Kurt D. WatsonRetired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 95%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 0%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 3
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
CEO Comments

Private philanthropy is vital to helping the University of Kansas accomplish its mission. A gift to KU through KU Endowment is an investment in an institution that has earned accolades for the quality of its education, service and research.

Partnering with donors, KU Endowment is proud to help the University of Kansas and the University of Kansas Hospital System serve the people of our state and region. Their generosity will enable us to educate leaders, build healthy communities and make discoveries that change the world.

Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2020
Projected Revenue $349,488,000
Projected Expenses $204,112,000
Endowment Value $1,816,931,000
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 4.6
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2018, 2017, 2016: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$22,715,027$21,022,473$22,789,983
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$98,808,204$65,270,263$64,859,074
Membership Dues----$0
Special Events$1,517,904$25,274,793$24,239,319
Revenue In-Kind$20,706,120$10,169,475$11,045,159
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$190,280,510$184,233,536$168,795,539
Administration Expense$16,781,715$15,840,306$16,197,514
Fundraising Expense$12,360,331$12,665,534$12,343,097
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.450.911.09
Program Expense/Total Expenses87%87%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$2,036,065,980$1,888,313,784$1,799,843,513
Current Assets$238,888,258$181,691,153$270,724,337
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$110,103,716$110,935,377$112,422,803
Total Net Assets$1,925,962,264$1,777,378,407$1,687,420,710
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.171.642.41
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
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Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Other Documents
Organization Name Kansas University Endowment Association
Address 1891 Constant Avenue
Lawrence, KS 660473743
Primary Phone (785) 832-7400
Contact Email givetoku@kuendowment.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Dale Seuferling
Board Chair Mr. David B. Dillon
Year of Incorporation 1891