The Fort Hays State University Endowment Association’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted at its meeting last Saturday, April 28, to officially change the Association’s name to the Fort Hays State University Foundation.
The board said the name change better reflects the Foundation’s broad mission of raising, managing and investing the various funds that are given by alumni and friends of FHSU.
“This decision has come at a time when the FHSU Foundation is positioned to make several internal and external changes,” said Foundation President and CEO Tim D. Chapman. “The move into the Robbins Center, adding new staff, and working in collaboration with the Alumni Association and the university are positive changes that will move the Foundation to a new level of visibility and service. The name change is a part of that move and comes at a perfect time.”
Chapman said the name change has been submitted to the Kansas Board of Regents for approval, and he hopes the process is complete by the start of the new fiscal year on July 1.
The Foundation, established in 1946, is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to support and advance the university by actively seeking gifts and bequests, and receiving and administering those contributions in a prudent manner and in accordance with the donor’s wishes.
For further information regarding the Foundation, please contact Chapman at (785) 628-5620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.