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

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

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Dale Seuferling
Board Chair Ms. Deanell Reece Tacha
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1891
Financial Summary
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Statements
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 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.

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 Hospital, and more than 70 people serve on the KU Endowment Board of Trustees, which governs KU Endowment.
Impact Statement

The University of Kansas will provide the ideal blend of a superior student experience, rich educational opportunities, and an innovative research culture – all fostering success in scholarly pursuits and life.

Our areas of focus going forward are:

  • Enhance the student experience. From the student recruitment process to living and learning on campus, we will improve every aspect of a student’s time at KU.
  • Expand our presence across the state by expanding outreach programs, professional and continuing education services.
  • Grow our research enterprise by increasing our production of scholarly work, exploring new funding sources, pursuing new research initiatives, and reducing barriers for our researchers to do what they do best.
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
International
National
MO
KS
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.
Programs
Description

The main campus in Lawrence is the birthplace of the University of Kansas and the home of about 88 percent of its students. KU's central campus occupies 1,000 acres on and around historic Mount Oread in Lawrence--a community of more than 90,000 in the forested 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 University of Kansas is charting a path toward recognition as a top-tier public international research university. Bold Aspirations is the strategic plan for KU, comprising individual plans for the Lawrence and Edwards campuses and for the medical center. The strategic plan sets out the new, higher expectations we have for ourselves as a university and the priorities that we will pursue. It will guide our decisions on everything from the creation of a vibrant new general education curriculum to engaging more faculty members in scholarship and research. Our university’s strategic plan will shape our budget priorities and guide us as we focus on our primary mission: educating leaders, building healthy communities, and making discoveries that change the world. For the complete strategic plan, and to track implementation of the plan, visit boldaspirations.ku.edu.

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, 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 42 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: https://www.ku.edu/about/.

Description

The University of Kansas Medical Center serves Kansas through excellence in education, research, patient care and community outreach. 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 Hospital, 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, ,
Short-Term Success

Our academic programs enrolled 3,509 students in the fall of 2016, an increase of 2% the past five years. The School of Medicine expanded its class size from 175 students in 2010 to 210 students today to alleviate Kansas’ physician shortage. The KU School of Nursing has doubled enrollment in our online RN-BSN program and created unique community college partnerships around the state to enable nurses to advance in their careers close to home. US News & World Report ranks our clinical programs at KU Hospital as best in all 12 specialties. The University of Kansas Cancer Center achieved National Cancer Institute designation in 2012 and submitted an application in 2016 for the next step, NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center designation. The KU Alzheimer's Disease Center is one of an elite group of 29 nationally-designated institutions. Frontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, is one of 62 national CTSA programs.

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, and others have gone on to be leaders in caring for patients, conducting research or as educational leaders 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. In 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 29 nationally designated institutions that receive collaborative and financial support from the National Institute on Aging.

Description

The University of Kansas Health System is the region's premier academic medical center. It is affiliated with the University of Kansas Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health and their leading-edge research projects. The facility contains more than 773 beds for general medical and surgical use. The University of Kansas Health System had 32,147 admissions in 2016. There were 10,018 inpatient and 13,778 outpatient surgeries. The emergency department had 54,682 visits.

Strengths include a comprehensive heart program, an NCI-designated cancer center and the area’s only nationally accredited Level I trauma program.

The health system owns 15 acres of land north of the main building and has started future expansion. The first use of this land was announced in 2014, the Cambridge Tower A. This is a 92-bed hospital focusing on neuroscience, surgical oncology and ear, nose and throat patients, the new building will be ready in 2018.

Category Health Care, General/Other Patient Care/Health Care Delivery
Population Served General/Unspecified, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), At-Risk Populations
Short-Term Success

The University of Kansas Health System has taken a national leadership role in promoting the highest quality patient care for academic medicine. The health system’s goal is to be among the best hospitals in the nation, whether ranked by statistical data or by reputation. For the 10th year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked The University of Kansas Health System among the nation's best hospitals. In fact, we are among a select few in the country to be ranked in 8 medical and surgical specialties. That's why we were once again named the Best Hospital in Kansas City and the Best Hospital in Kansas. These rankings are based on reputation and patient outcomes data, including survival and safety.

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. If need be, we travel to those hospitals to determine what improvements we need to make to achieve the same results. We ask for feedback from each patient through a survey that includes questions about comfort, safety, staff skill and courtesy, and respect for privacy. Data returned from surveys is shared with nurse managers and other hospital leaders each week. The data is broken out to reflect each nursing unit and each patient service, thereby helping to focus quality improvement efforts. These reviews also help us compare ourselves to peer hospitals in the community and across the nation.

Examples of Program Success

U.S. News & World Repost evaluates data on 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult specialties, 9 adult procedures and conditions and 10 pediatric specialties. To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the most complex patients. The ratings in procedures and conditions, by contrast, focus on typical Medicare patients. The top 50 hospitals are recognized. The University of Kansas Health System is ranked nationally in 8 adult specialties and received high performing marks in 4 areas.

The University of Kansas Health System has received the highest nursing designation given by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center: Magnet. This award is indicative of the higher quality care, patient outcomes and greater consumer confidence achieved by the hospital. The University of Kansas Health System was the 1st Kansas-based hospital to receive the recognition in 2006 and has since been re-credentialed two more times. Only 6% of the nation’s hospitals achieve Magnet status.

Description
  • The JayDoc Free Clinic, run by medical students and supervised by volunteer faculty and community physicians, provides acute primary, preventive, and specialty health care and dental services to approximately 2,000 uninsured patients in Wyandotte County and the surrounding community. KU students and affiliates provide other vital clinic services including laboratory, dietetics, pharmacy, social services, and language interpretation.

  • 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. Please see their profile for more information.
Category Health Care, General/Other Public Health
Population Served Adults, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), At-Risk Populations
Short-Term Success

One example of JayDoc’s short-term success is the addition of additional preventive health care services. In the fall of 2017, JayDoc held two Preventive Health Day outreach events. Taking place on Saturdays, these events were designed to reach members of the community who either were unable to attend normal clinic nights, or needed a wide array of services that were unavailable on another clinic night.   

At these events, patients are offered well-woman exams or physicals, mental health screenings, flu shots, and elective consultations with dieticians, pharmacists, and social services completely free of charge. The goal is to empower and educate patients and their families about health and wellness.

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 through experience in the clinical, social, and ethical aspects of health care.

In response to the needs of the community, JayDoc continues to add specialty services to deliver the highest possible level of care. Consequently, JayDoc’s volunteers receive excellent training in communication and working in interprofessional teams. Specialty services now include dermatology, dental, obstetrics, diabetes, ophthalmology, psychology, and radiology, with musculoskeletal and additional mental health support options in early developmental phases.

Program Success Monitored By

JayDoc strives to continually better itself. The executive board of medical students responsible for all operational matters gives biannual presentations to its Board of Trustees regarding challenges, goals, and progress toward overcoming them.

Additionally, JayDoc collects a series of metrics which reflect all aspects of clinic operations. These include patient demographics, common diagnosis codes, and volunteer statistics as well as responses to anonymous patient satisfaction surveys. This data is used to guide decisions regarding quality improvement projects, policy implementation, and the addition of services and specialties.

Recent quality improvement projects include improving smoking cessation rates through motivational interviewing, reducing no-show rates to post-partum appointments for new mothers, cultural humility training for all volunteers, and patient-centered goal-setting for diabetics.

Examples of Program Success

JayDoc’s efficiency continues to grow with more patients seen in 2016 than any year prior. Diabetes Night saw their patients’ average BMI and Hemoglobin A1c better than ever before. All 28 new mothers who received prenatal care through JayDoc were appropriately screened for infections and gestational diabetes. JayDoc’s extensive networks with other community organizations ensure patients can be connected to a vast number of resources when needed. These include other safety net clinics in the area, as well as organizations providing affordable prescriptions, shelter and housing, healthy food, and even free legal assistance through KU LawHawks.

JayDoc continues to see success in the second part of its mission, which is to enhance the education of medical professionals. In 2016, ten members of JayDoc’s executive board presented at the national meeting of the Society for Student Run Free Clinics. Two were additionally elected to serve on the organization’s national steering committee.

Description

The mission of the Edwards Campus is to bring the high-quality education programs to serve diverse workforce, economic and community needs with particular focus on the KC region. It offers 40+ academic degree programs and certificates for adult learners, serving nearly 2,000 students and hundreds of regional employers each semester.

KU Edwards Campus is also home to KU Professional & Continuing Education (PCE), which offers non-credit education and training within the Kansas City region and surrounding areas. Professional & Continuing Education provides opportunities to establish deeper partnerships with local business, industry and government agencies.

In addition, the Edwards Campus provides state-of-the-art and affordable event space for businesses, associations and organizations in the Kansas City area.

Category Education, General/Other Postsecondary Education
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success

Short-term success is defined by consistent, incremental enrollment growth, reflecting an acute 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.

Long-Term Success

Since opening its doors in 1993, KU Edwards Campus has contributed more than $400 million to the Johnson County economy and 8,500 students have earned KU degrees. In 2008, it became proud partners in the Johnson County Education Research Triangle (JCERT). More than 10 new academic programs and certificates in business, engineering, science and technology have been added to KU Edwards Campus’s program offerings thanks to JCERT.

In 2015, Professional and Continuing Education developed new programming for managers, scientists, technology professionals and aspiring leaders. PCE has a central role in Kansas’s public safety. It manages the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute. PCE also offers lifelong learning programming for individuals ages 50+ through the Osher Lifelong Institute.

Program Success Monitored By

The Edwards Campus is overseen by Vice Chancellor David Cook who reports to Provost Neeli Bendapudi. In addition, 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.

Assessments related to workforce needs are conducted as needed to complement new academic degree program development and to validate workforce needs of current programming. KU Edwards Campus and Professional and Continuing Education also host workshops and discussion groups to engage local leaders on business and technology related needs.

Examples of Program Success

KU Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) is the third oldest continuing education unit in the world.  PCE has continued to grow their global training presence through programs in aerospace and engineering. In 2015, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute received its second grant of one million dollars from the Osher Foundation to continue its course offerings. PCE also launched new programming in executive leadership, Big Data, architecture and science management in the Kansas City area. 

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 help the University and the Hospital serve 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.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. Jim Martin Jan 1991 - July 2002
Mr. Todd Seymour Jan 1980 - Jan 1991
Senior Staff
Title Senior Vice President for Administration
Experience/Biography The Administration Division encompasses the departments of accounting, document imaging, human resources, student loans and scholarship administration.
Title Senior 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 Senior Vice President for Communications & Marketing
Experience/Biography Communications and Marketing is responsible for KU Endowment printed materials, media relations and KU Endowment's online presence.
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.
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 159
Paid Part-Time Staff 41
Volunteers 0
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 91%
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
Collaborations

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

Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Educational Fundraising AwardCouncil for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)2013
Educational Fundraising AwardCouncil for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)2012
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 Ms. Deanell Reece Tacha
Term Oct 2017 to Oct 2018
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. John B. Dicus Capitol Federal Savings
Mr. David B. Dillon The Kroger Company
Mr. William R. Docking The Union State Bank
Mr. A. Drue Jennings Polsinelli Shughart, PC
Mr. M.D. Michaelis Emprise Financial Corp.
Ms. Linda Ellis Sims ExxonMobil Corporation
Mr. Steve W. Sloan Midwest Minerals, Inc.
Mr. Todd L. Sutherland The University National Bank
Ms. Deanell Reece Tacha U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Mr. Robert D. Taylor Executive AirShare Corporation
Mr. Kurt D. Watson IMA Financial Group, Inc.
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
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
Audit
Board Governance
Building
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Investment
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 and the Hospital 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.

Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $272,567,925
Projected Expenses $193,476,920
Endowment Value $1,612,337,000
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 4.6
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2016, 2015, 2014: 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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$86,438,707$136,003,819$140,011,217
Government Contributions$22,789,983$19,700,579$15,376,823
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$22,789,983$19,700,579$15,376,823
Individual Contributions------
$0$0$0
$3,396,707$7,237,705$4,198,410
Investment Income, Net of Losses$64,859,074$62,312,102$56,244,851
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$24,239,319$27,098,774$26,177,637
Revenue In-Kind$11,045,159$11,337,907$8,699,361
Other$2,668,071$18,200,001$1,947,777
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$168,795,539$183,804,875$123,284,253
Administration Expense$16,197,514$23,622,996$15,357,490
Fundraising Expense$12,343,097$11,311,251$11,534,959
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.091.291.69
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%84%82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue9%6%6%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,799,843,513$1,861,251,704$1,830,047,985
Current Assets$270,724,337$239,678,651$231,480,761
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$112,422,803$117,893,380$104,503,903
Total Net Assets$1,687,420,710$1,743,358,324$1,725,544,082
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.412.032.22
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
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 Ms. Deanell Reece Tacha
Year of Incorporation 1891