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 Pepperdine University
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 20 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 3,250 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 focus on encouraging donors to support KU’s most precious resource: our people.

For scholarships and fellowships

 

  • Support for scholarships and fellowships enable students to increase time devoted to intellectual exploration while helping to reduce debt.

 

For professorships

 

  • With expanded numbers of world-class minds on our faculty, our scholarly production will increase, our AAU status will be strengthened and our academic reputation enhanced.

 

For facilities

 

  • People, and the spaces they occupy, make possible the delivery of cutting-edge discoveries, life-saving treatments, outstanding patient care, excellent teaching and scholarly collaboration.

 

 

Needs Statement

KU is classified as a state-assisted public university rather than state-supported. State funding covers <20 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

Bernadette Gray-Little, a highly regarded scholar, teacher and university leader, began her tenure as the 17th chancellor of the University of Kansas on August 15, 2009. As chancellor, Gray-Little 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: http://www2.ku.edu/~distinction/cgi-bin/182.

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 exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs. All of our 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 educates exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs. All of our 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.

Description

The University of Kansas Hospital 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 623 beds, serving nearly 32,000 inpatients annually and providing more than 23,000 surgeries. Strengths include a comprehensive heart program, an NCI-designated cancer center and the area’s only nationally accredited Level I trauma program.

 

The hospital owns 15 acres of land north of the main building and is planning future expansion. The first use of this land was announced in 2014, the Cambridge North Project. 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 Hospital has taken a national leadership role in promoting the highest quality patient care for academic medicine. The hospital’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 Hospital among the nation's best hospitals. In fact, we are among a select few in the country to be ranked in 11 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 hospital in the country for patient care. At The University of Kansas Hospital 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 Hospital 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

For the fourth year, The University of Kansas Hospital has won the 2015-16 National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award for Kansas City, the only award where members of the community choose the hospital they feel provides the highest quality service.

 

Nursing at The University of Kansas Hospital ranked No. 3 among the top 174 hospitals included in the 2009-2010 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Hospitals list. The University of Kansas Hospital has also received the highest nursing designation given by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center: Magnet. This award is indicative of the higher quality care, better patient outcomes and greater consumer confidence achieved by the hospital. The University of Kansas Hospital was the 1st Kansas-based hospital to receive the recognition in 2006 and has since been re-credentialed. Only 6% of the nation’s hospitals achieve Magnet status.
Description

  • The JayDoc Free Clinic, run by medical students and supervised by volunteer faculty, provides important primary and preventive care services to approximately 2,000 uninsured Wyandotte County 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. Examples of primary care and prevention services available at SCHC include well baby/child care, immunizations, sports physicals, vision and hearing screenings, and adult well and chronic care. Illness and injury treatments include urgent care, lab testing, and minor surgical procedures. With a high volume of uninsured patients who qualify for free or discounted care, our services are a critical resource to the community. 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

An example of short-term improvement is the integration of preventative health programs into the Wyandotte Community. This year in October, JayDoc Free Clinic hosted its first ever Preventative Health Day at clinic, where patients were able to get free physical exams, free flu shots, and any other aspect of their health he or she was concerned with to be examined. Many patients who were unable to go to normal JayDoc clinic hours were also able to come in since the event was held on a weekend.

Long-Term Success

JayDoc Free Clinic’s long-term mission is twofold: 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 experiencing the clinical, social, and ethical aspects of health care.

The majority of JayDoc’s patients are residents of Wyandotte County. An indication of progress toward our mission is illustrated by the yearly County Health Rankings, a collaborative effort between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. In 2016, this report indicated that Wyandotte Country ranks last of surveyed Kansas counties in terms of multiple health factors (out of 101 counties, Wyandotte is ranked last in Health Behavior, Quality of Life, and Social and Economic factors). Thus, JayDoc’s mission is geared toward improving its surrounding communities’ health outcomes.

The satisfaction of students, indicated through regular surveys, will ensure that the second mission of JayDoc is fulfilled.

Program Success Monitored By

JayDoc surveys patients and students on their satisfaction and tracks clinic time each evening. JayDoc strives to increase efficiency by decreasing patient in-clinic time while increasing or maintaining the number of patients seen. JayDoc patients receive a survey regarding their satisfaction with various aspects of their experiences with JayDoc - from friendliness of volunteers to quality of health information or care provided. This survey is available in both English and Spanish. JayDoc’s Director of Research & Education logs survey results to monitor progress.

Each specialty night measures pertinent health outcomes to assist in assessing the quality of care JayDoc patients are receiving. The health outcomes that are tracked are extensive and are specific to each specialty night program. These health outcomes are tracked through the clinic’s electronic health record.

Examples of Program Success

JayDoc provides continuity of care for its diabetes and obstetric patients. Clinic directors set overall preventative goals for these patient populations, and collect data throughout the year. Some of the health outcomes and goals tracked for “Women’s Health Night Clinic” patients include:

  • Improved Identification and Management of Gestational Diabetes: The current percentage of patients who received abnormal oral glucose tolerance tests and were successfully referred to University of Kansas high risk clinic was 100% in 2016.
  • Reduce incidence of infection during pregnancy: The current percentage of obstetric patients who received indicated testing (pap smear, gonorrhea, chlamydia) on their first visit was 100% in 2016.
  • JayDoc also continuously pursues success in the second part of its mission, which is to enhance the education of medical professionals. JayDoc is pleased to announce that in the past year 353 different medical students as well as 58 different Kansas City physicians volunteered at JayDoc in the past year. 

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.  With access to leading researchers and industry experts in areas including leadership, project management, aerospace, fire and law enforcement, Professional Continuing Education can customize a training program for your business.

The campus also boasts a variety of community assets that serve a broad constituency beyond its student population. The following resources are available to enrich the quality of life in Johnson County and Greater Kansas City: the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training, Center for STEM Learning, KU Confucius Institute and Hartley Audiology Clinic.

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. The programs include a Professional Leadership Certificate, Science Managers Certificate, Big Data Symposium, Building Information Modeling Symposium, and Lean Six Sigma Certificate. 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
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 160
Paid Part-Time Staff 31
Volunteers 0
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 97%
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 20 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
Company Affiliation Pepperdine University
Term Oct 2016 to Oct 2017
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. Charles E. Heath Community Volunteer
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 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 4
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, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 15, 2017
Projected Revenue $142,281,000
Projected Expenses $198,218,000
Endowment Value $1,475,158,000
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 4.6
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • FYE 6/30/2013: Financial data reported using the organization's audited financial statements.  
  • Administrative expense figure includes fundraising expenses. 
  • 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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$136,003,819$140,011,217$127,740,000
Government Contributions$19,700,579$15,376,823$0
Federal----$0
State----$0
Local----$0
Unspecified$19,700,579$15,376,823$0
Individual Contributions----$15,339,000
$0$0$0
$7,237,705$4,198,410$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses$62,312,102$56,244,851$120,789,000
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$27,098,774$26,177,637$0
Revenue In-Kind$11,337,907$8,699,361$0
Other$18,200,001$1,947,777$3,047,000
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$183,804,875$123,284,253$119,444,000
Administration Expense$23,622,996$15,357,490$20,066,000
Fundraising Expense$11,311,251$11,534,959$0
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.291.691.91
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%82%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue6%6%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,861,251,704$1,830,047,985$1,562,679,000
Current Assets$239,678,651$231,480,761$95,796,000
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$60,918,000
Current Liabilities$117,893,380$104,503,903$34,971,000
Total Net Assets$1,743,358,324$1,725,544,082$1,466,790,000
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.032.222.74
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%4%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
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
Goal $1,200,000,000.00
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
Board Chair Company Affiliation Pepperdine University
Year of Incorporation 1891