Educational Institutions

Kansas University Endowment Association

  • Lawrence, KS
  • www.kuendowment.org

Mission Statement

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

Main Programs

  1. University of Kansas - Lawrence Campus
  2. University of Kansas Medical Center
  3. University of Kansas Hospital
  4. KU in the Community
  5. University of Kansas Edwards Campus
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

ruling year

1934

Principal Officer since 2002

Self-reported

Mr. Dale Seuferling

Keywords

Self-reported

KU higher education research Medical Center scholarship

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EIN

48-0547734

 Number

8231654541

Also Known As

KU Endowment

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Cancer Research (H30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Far Above 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.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

University of Kansas - Lawrence Campus

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

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 2

University of Kansas Medical Center

The University of Kansas Medical Center serves Kansas through excellence in education, research, patient care and community engagement. KU Medical Center strives to educate exceptional health care professionals through its Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions and actively seeks to advance the health sciences through world-class research programs. KU Medical Center has a long-standing reputation for compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment. Academic units operate alongside The University of Kansas Hospital, providing students with opportunities for clinical and residency training. KU Medical Center works with communities in every Kansas county to improve the health of Kansans and supports similar initiatives that improve the health of our region and our world.

Category

Medical Research, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 3

University of Kansas Hospital

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 28,000 inpatients annually and providing more than 18,000 surgeries. Strengths include a comprehensive heart program, an NCI-designated cancer center and the area's only nationally accredited Level I trauma program.

Category

Health Care, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 4

KU in the Community

* 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

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 5

University of Kansas Edwards Campus

The mission of the Edwards Campus is to bring the high-quality academic programs, research and public service of the University of Kansas to the greater Kansas City community to serve the workforce, economic and community development needs of the region. The Edwards Campus offers undergraduate degree completion and graduate programs 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, 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.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Funding Needs

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.

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Financials

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THE KANSAS UNIVERSITY ENDOWMENT ASSOCIATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Kansas University Endowment Association

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Dale Seuferling

BIO

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 30 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. In addition to his duties as President of KU Endowment, Dale directed the KU First Campaign, which raised $653 million for KU through December 2004. 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.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"KU Endowment is the official fundraising and fund management organization for the University of Kansas, the flagship university in the state. This includes the main campus in Lawrence, and others in Kansas City, Wichita, Overland Park and Salina. Staff members at KU Endowment work with all areas of the university so we can help match the institution's priorities with donor objectives. While many university foundations cover operating costs by charging fees on gifts, we cover our operating expenses through a small number of unrestricted funds, as well as a portion of the return on our investments. Because of this,100 percent of every gift goes to the university. Since our founding in 1891, we have provided more than $1.9 billion in direct financial support to KU. Our mission is to partner with donors in providing philanthropic support to build a greater University of Kansas."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Deanell Reece Tacha

Pepperdine University

Term: Oct 2014 - Oct 2015

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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