The PSU Foundation celebrated 30 years of success at the annual Presidents Society Dinner last September and looked ahead to the future with the launch of a new capital campaign.
“So many of the wonderful advances we’ve made over the past 30 years have been made possible by the hard work of this foundation and the generosity its donors,” said Kathleen Flannery, who has since been named vice president for advancement and president and CEO for the foundation.
“It’s difficult to think of what Pittsburg State would be without the PSU Foundation,” said President Steve Scott. “Its support for our students and faculty has allowed this university to move forward when many others were forced to stand still.”
Since 1985, PSU Foundation assets have grown from $4.8 million to $85 million. Scholarships have grown from less than $400,000 to $3 million and new facilities include the Bryant Student Health Center, Robert W. Plaster Center and the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.
The capital campaign announced that night is “Proven. Promise. Pitt State.” The three-year, $55 million campaign has four goals: Scholarships, Faculty, Programs and Facilities. Details of the “Proven. Promise. Pitt State.” campaign are available at giveto.pittstate.edu. Those wishing to become involved or who have questions can contact the PSU Development Office at 620-235-4768.