Kansas Independent College Fund (KICF)

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KICF

 

Message from the President

   The Kansas Independent College Fund has been serving independent, accredited, non-profit colleges and universities in the state of Kansas--now 18 in number--since 1952. The Fund was created in that year to encourage and facilitate financial support from corporations, small businesses and individuals for the missions of our membercolleges.   Since that beginning, the Fund has directed over $24 million to the colleges--in the form of unrestricted support for college programs and activities, and in the form of support targeted to specific programs and institutions that match donors’ special interests.

   The 2012-2013 school year again added to this legacy of generous support. KICF received and distributed to our colleges $128,412.

   I join with the more than 24,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff of these colleges in thanking the many individuals and businesses who invested in the lives and futures of these students and the communities in which they will soon serve and lead.

Matt Lindsey

President, Kansas Independent College Fund

 

  • Description

KICF is a nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) Kansas corporation. Copies of the IRS tax determination letter are available upon request and our annual report can be located here.

  • Purpose

KICF develops, promotes, and directs unified approaches to selected corporations, foundations, an individuals for financial support of our member institutions.

  • Leadership

A president, working with a trustee board composed member college and university presidents leads KICF.

  • Membership

Two- and four-year privately controlled non-profit institutions of higher education comprise KICF.  All eighteen member colleges and universities are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Postsecondary Schools.

  • Distribution of Funds

Members share equally in 60 percent of undesignated funds, with 40 percent of the funds distributed on the basis of full-time equivalent enrollment.  Members may also receive designated gifts.

  • Financial Controls

KICF accounting records undergo an independent annual audit. Copies of the audit are available on request.

  • Operating Budget

KICF operates on a fiscal year beginning July 1 and ending June 30.  The annual operating budget is determined by the board of trustees and is underwritten by a system of dues and assessments from member colleges and universities.

  • Affiliations

KICF is one of 37 state and regional funds and foundations affiliated with the Foundation of Independent Higher Education (FIHE) in

Washington, D.C.  FIHE, now a division of the Council of Independent Colleges, broadens financial support and understanding of independent higher education and its contribution to the nation.

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donors

 

KICF Recognition Scholarship

In 1995, KICF established a scholarship to honor and recognize donors who have given to KICF for forty or more years

 

50 Year Donors

Lario Oil & Gas Company (58) Wichita

DeVore Foundation (57) Wichita

Henry E. Wurst Family Foundation (54) 

  Kansas City, MO

First National Bank of Hutchinson (54) Hutchinson

Nichols Company Charitable Trust (54)

  Kansas City, MO

Stannard Foundation (54) Wichita

Maud Wyatt Educational Trust (52) Wichita

 

40 Year Donors

Parmelee Foundation (48) Lenexa

Paul Uhlmann, Jr. and Elizabeth

  & Paul Uhlmann, III Fund (48) Kansas City, MO

Emprise Bank (47) Hillsboro

First State Bank (47) Ransom

The Stock Exchange Bank (47) Caldwell

Berry Foundation (46) Wichita

Evco Wholesale Food Corporation (46) Emporia

Kansas Philanthropies, Inc. (46) Hutchinson

Legacy Bank (46) Colwich

Citizens State Bank (44) Cheney

George K. Baum Foundation (44) Kansas City, MO

Baldwin State Bank (43) Baldwin City

Graham-Michaelis Corporation (43) Wichita

Bartlett and Company (41) Kansas City, MO

Denison State Bank (41) Holton

Hubco, Inc. (41) Hutchinson

Orscheln Industries Foundation, Inc. (41)

  Moberly, MO

Security Bank of Kansas City (40) Kansas City, KS

 

KICF Recognition Scholars (1996-2013)

2013:  Ashley Werner - Baker University

2012:  Veronica Davis - Friends University

2011:  Amanda Just - Ottawa University

2010:  Matthew Hershberger - Bethel College

2009:  Megan Renehan - Baker University
           Brent Stutzman - Bethel College

2008:  Dane Baxa - Kansas Wesleyan University

2007:  Katie Hill - McPherson College
           Yuta Kawarasaki - Ottawa University

2006:  Bliss Hartnett - Baker University

2005:  Robert Ullom - McPherson College

2004:  Amy Lynn Newby - Friends University

2003:  Wilma Mueller - Bethel College

2002:  Shelley Good - Southwestern College

2001:  Leila Zakirova - Bethany College

2000:  Deborah Armbruster - Tabor College

1999:  Shawn Papon - Southwestern College

1998:  Cardelia Reeves - Donnelly College

1997:  David Wilson - Bethel College

1996:  Johnola Anderson - Donnelly College

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Council of Indpendent Colleges & the UPS Educational Endowment Fund

 

The UPS Foundation provides support for our nation's independent colleges and universities through the UPS Educational Endowment Fund at FIHE, now a division of CIC. This program provides a $2,400 scholarship at each of the 18 independent colleges and universities in Kansas.  In turn, UPS Scholars are identified on each KICF member campus.

 

The continued generosity, trust, and confidence of the UPS Foundation in the independent colleges of Kansas are appreciated. Thanks to the continued support of CIC and UPS, opportunities for higher education are being enhanced. The UPS Educational Endowment Fund administered by CIC provides an annual gift of $43,200 to KICF.

 

KICF's 2013-2014 UPS Scholars

Jennifer Harvey - Baker University

Nathaly Cabrera - Benedictine College

Christian Ascencio - Bethany College

La'Terioius Pouncy - Bethel College

Quamisha Spence - Central Christian College

Victor Poroj - Donnelly College

Daniel Littler - Friends University

Grant Flaming - Hesston College

Albert Gleason - Kansas Wesleyan University

Sam Cha - Manhattan Christian College

Byllie Brunk - McPherson College

Audrey Roth - MidAmerica Nazarene University

Naaima Zaidi - Newman University

Hope Morgan - Ottawa University

Brittany Gray - Southwestern College

Nicole Navarro - Sterling College

Kayla Lopez - Tabor College

Adelyn Ezeh - University of Saint Mary


A History of Giving:  The Maud Wyatt Educational Trust

 

It is with extreme gratitude that KICF thanks the late Ms. Maud Wyatt for the establishment of her trust which has supported the students at KICF colleges and universities for over  50 years.  In memory of her charitable support, we have prepared a document titled, "A History of Giving: The Maud Wyatt Educational Trust, 1963-2013."


Although the trust was established long ago, it is easy to notice how far-sighted and benevolent Ms. Wyatt was and we are grateful to her for these incredible gifts.  Without question, this trust has served, in the words of Maud Wyatt, as a "memorial for all time in development of intellects and characters of deserving students."


A History of Giving: The Maud Wyatt Educational Trust