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Marshall Meek named president of Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation
Released: July 24, 2017, Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation
The Washburn University Foundation Board of Trustees announced today that Marshall Meek has been named the president of the Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation. Meek will succeed Dr. JuliAnn Mazachek who stepped down in May to become the vice president for academic affairs at Washburn University.  Read more.




Washburn University announces collaboration with AT&T, Bartlett & West, and Westar Energy in new STEM education Initiative
Released: April 14, 2017, Washburn University Foundation
Washburn University, AT&T, Bartlett & West, Inc., and Westar Energy are collaborating on a new STEM education initiative that will focus on encouraging students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math to meet the developing needs of the workforce.  Read more.



Washburn University's Leadership Institute Announces High School Leadership Academy
Released: Feb. 1, 2017, Washburn University Foundation
Washburn University's Leadership Institute has been awarded a grant from the Topeka Community Foundation to launch a Washburn University High School Leadership Academy.  Read more.



Washburn University Foundation Launches New Crowdfunding Platform
Released: Jan.31, 2017, Washburn University Foundation
Washburn University Foundation recently launched a new initiative to fund specific projects across the campus that will havea direct impact on Washburn students' educational experience.  Read more.



Washburn University Foundation Acquires Property Adjacent to Campus
Released: Nov. 21, 2016, Washburn University Foundation
Foundation President JuliAnn Mazachek has announced the acquisition of commercial real estate on the southeast corner of the intersection of 21st and Washburn.  Read more.



Foundation President Mazachek to serve Washburn University as interim vice president for academic affairs
Released: July 7, 2016, Washburn University Foundation
Foundation President JuliAnn Mazachek will serve as Washburn University’s interim vice president of academic affairs while a national search to fill the role occurs.  Read more.



Law school building campaign receives $1 million gift
Released: November 2015, Washburn University School of Law 
Washburn Law has received one of the largest gift commitments in its history: $1 million from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. Read more.



Artist Rita Blitt makes major gift to Mulvane Art Museum
Released: Oct. 16, 2015, Washburn University Foundation 
World-renowned award-winning artist Rita Blitt, and her husband, Irwin, have selected the Mulvane Art Museum as a permanent home for a significant body of her life's work. Read more.



Washburn University Foundation announces $1 million gift
Released: Oct. 14, 2015, Washburn University Foundation 
Businessman Mike McPherson and his wife, Belinda, recently made a $1 million gift to the Welcome Center in Morgan Hall on the Washburn University campus. Read more.



Washburn University Foundation names four new Trustees
Released: Sept. 29, 2015, Washburn University Foundation 
Washburn University Foundation added four new members to the Board of Trustees in August. Read more.



Washburn University Foundation names new Director to Board of Directors
Released: Sept. 29, 2015, Washburn University Foundation 
Washburn University Foundation recently added one new member to its Board of Directors. Read more.



Slattery to visit Washburn University, speak on U.S.-Iran relations
Released: Aug. 27, 2015, Washburn University Foundation 
Washburn University will host Washburn alumnus and former Congressman Jim Slattery Monday, Aug. 31. Read more.



Washburn University Foundation announces $1 million gift from Topeka benefactors
Released: July 7, 2015, Washburn University Foundation 
A $1 million gift from Jerry and Janet McElroy, Topeka, Kansas, will support the renovation of Morgan Hall and the addition of the new Welcome Center at Washburn University. Read more.



Glenda Taylor, chair of art department, killed in bicycle accident
Released: June 7, 2015, Washburn University 
The Washburn University Foundation is saddened to hear of the passing of Glenda Taylor, a mentor to many students and colleagues on campus and a strong supporter of the university. Read more.



Mikesic joins Washburn University Foundation
Released: Feb. 16, 2015, Washburn University Foundation
Patrick Mikesic has joined Washburn University Foundation as its Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations - Law School. Read more.



Meek joins Washburn University Foundation
Released: Jan. 12, 2015, Washburn University Foundation
Marshall Meek has joined Washburn University Foundation as its Executive Director of Major and Planned Giving. Read more.



Recent gift leads to largest athletic scholarship fund in Washburn history
Released: Oct. 18, 2014, Washburn University Foundation
Washburn University announced an estate gift from Dorothy Reichart for more than $1.4 million to fund scholarships in athletics. This gift, combined with the previously established Jerry W. Reichart Athletic Scholarship Fund, makes this the largest endowed athletic scholarship funded by an individual in Washburn’s history, totaling nearly $2 million. Read more.


Washburn University Foundation adds three to Board of Trustees
Released: Oct. 7, 2014, Washburn University Foundation
Washburn University Foundation recently added three new members to its Board of Directors. The board is the governing body responsible for the implementation of the strategic mission of the Foundation to develop and invest private support for the benefit of Washburn University. Directors are elected by the Board of Trustees and serve four-year terms. Read more.


Topeka philanthropist commits $1 million to Washburn recital hall project
Released: Oct. 1, 2014, Washburn University Foundation
The Washburn University Foundation announced today that James Van Sickle has made a commitment of $1 million to support a new recital hall on campus. Read more.


 

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