Companies and Foundations

Welcome to partnering with the University of Kansas!

The Corporate and Foundation Development team serves as a strategic partner to assure your company goals are met by offering a customized approach through philanthropy. Your company will be empowered to impact university programs and foster an innovative culture.

What’s in it for your company? 

  • Generating a return of investment that promotes a competitive advantage in your marketplace.
  • Impacting regional and national economic development.
  • Developing a strong long-term relationship with the KU talent pipeline.
  • Partnering with our world-class faculty and researchers.
  • Advancing a positive image of your company amongst our students, faculty and the public.
  • Connecting your employees with our students and faculty to facilitate learning, networking and the exchange of ideas.
  • Engaging with the state of Kansas' flagship university — a comprehensive research and teaching institution comprised of 14 schools, including the only schools of pharmacy and medicine in the state.


Scott Zerger

Corporate and Foundation Development 785-832-7426

David Byrd-Stadler

Corporate and Foundation Development 785-832-7308

Gretchen Hess

Corporate & Foundation Development 913-562-2719