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The mission of the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics is to promote political and civic participation as well as civil discourse in a bipartisan, philosophically balanced manner. Through its robust public programming, congressional archive and museum, the Dole Institute strives to celebrate public service and the legacies of U.S. Senators Bob Dole and Elizabeth Dole.

TABLE OF CONTENTS Director’s Letter........................ 1 Elizabeth Dole...........................4 Dole Leadership Prize............6 Year in Review........................... 8 Post-Election Conference....12 Student Advisory Board...... 14 Civic Engagement................. 16

Archives and Exhibits.......... 20 The League of Wives............22 Board of Advisors................. 26 Awards and Scholarships....28 Engage with Us...................... 29 Our Supporters...................... 30

CREDITS The Dole Institute’s 2016-17 Annual Report was designed and edited in-house by Makayla Hipke, Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Photography: Ann Dean, Dole Archives, Dole Institute Staff, Brian Goodman, Eric Montgomery, Kansas Dept. of Administration

WELCOME The Dole Institute had two major strategic achievements this past year. We hosted our first Board of Advisors meeting, and we started receiving the Elizabeth Dole collection and created the Elizabeth Dole Women in Leadership Lecture. Both are projects that have been in the making for many years. I’m proud of both, but especially of securing Sen. Dole’s papers and hosting the first lecture in her honor. I first met Sen. Dole when she served as an Assistant to the President for Public Liaison under President Ronald Reagan. She has had a remarkable career, of course, but I’m not going to recount that here. I want to share some things you may not know about her. First: she is very down to earth and approachable. There’s not a bit of presumption there. If you had the chance to see her speak here in April, what you see is what you get. I didn’t see that in Washington political figures very often. Second: she is very caring. She was inspired to start the Elizabeth Dole Foundation a few years ago, when Sen. Bob Dole spent several trying months at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She met many of the spouses of wounded warriors while visiting her husband and immediately saw—as she has learned from her experience—that being a caregiver is a very demanding role. Her foundation supports those caregivers and shows them they are not alone, but are members of a community. They can rely upon each other for strength and encouragement. Additionally, Elizabeth Dole is remarkably gracious. When she visited in the spring, we asked her to do a very demanding schedule that included three events at the Dole Institute. Those events were followed by a dinner for major donors to that lecture’s endowment. People went away from the dinner impressed by how she greeted everyone and talked to them. Finally, one of the many keys to her success is her relentless preparation. She does an outstanding job at everything she attempts, and that is due in large part to her remarkable work ethic. I saw that at the White House, on Sen. Bob Dole’s presidential campaigns in 1988 and 1996, and on April 30 when she was here. I am proud to know both Senators Dole. It’s a great honor to be director of the Dole Institute and even more so now that her legacy is a key portion of my job. Sincerely,

William B. Lacy Director, Dole Institute of Politics





Engaging with democracy starts with a single step. During 2016 and 2017, Dole Institute guests found inspiration from legendary leaders, insight from respected journalists and knowledge from distinguished academics.

LESSONS FROM A LEADER Throughout her long career in public service, Senator Elizabeth Dole became accustomed to being one of the first women through the door. Now, her namesake series at the Dole Institute will keep that door open for new generations of women leaders. Dole joined the institute in April for the inaugural lecture, sharing insight and reflections from her career, including her years on the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, U.S. Secretary of Labor, president of the

American Red Cross and a U.S. senator representing North Carolina. She now leads the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, which provides support and resources for military caregivers and their families. The launch of the Elizabeth Dole Women in Leadership Lecture fulfilled a longstanding objective of the Dole Institute. The signature series will feature women who break barriers, make significant contributions to their fields and reach positions of leadership.

A Gift and a New Chapter An incredible new array of resources will soon be available to students, researchers and educators that visit the Dole Institute. In March 2017, Sen. Elizabeth Dole’s career papers crossed




DID YOU KNOW? The yellow roses on stage during Sen. Elizabeth Dole’s inaugural lecture were a gift from Sen. Bob Dole!

Seeded by generous support from Don and Kay Brada, Martha Hodgesmith with the John E. McElroy Trust, estate gifts from Kathleen McBride Hall and Marynell Dyatt Reece, and the cash award from 2015 Dole Leadership Prize recipient President Bill Clinton, the program’s endowment was then completed by a crowdsourced campaign through Launch KU. Over 75 individual donations ranging from $10 to $10,000 will allow the program to continue in perpetuity.

in the life of the Dole Archives, which also house the career papers of Sen. Bob Dole. The papers span her the country from Washington D.C. and arrived at the institute. The gift marked a new chapter

remarkable career in public service, offering a robust selection of information to visiting scholars.

Clockwise, from left: Sen. Dole is surprised with a donation from the Student Advisory Board to the Dole Foundation; a sampling of the crowd for the public program; Sen. Dole applauds the announcement of Lawrence as a Dole Foundation “Hidden Heroes� city, committed to supporting military and veteran caregivers.




GIANTS OF THE SENATE In the months leading up to the fall 2016 semester, Sen. Bob Dole called Dole Institute director Bill Lacy with an idea: what if the institute surprised Sen. Nancy Kassebaum with the Dole Leadership Prize at a program in September? Lacy was on board, and the planning began in earnest for a September 2016 event with both senators. The institute was packed for Kassebaum and Dole’s program, and the two legendary Kansas senators in turn treated the crowd to stories, laughter and wisdom from their long careers. Dole remarked that Kassebaum was the most popular politician in either party during their service, adding, “I learned a lot from her.” It was fitting, then, to conclude the program with a surprise award for the shocked Kassebaum (see photograph, right). She was a worthy choice for the honor, which is given




annually to “an individual or group whose public service leadership inspires others.” Kassebaum served nearly two decades in the U.S. Senate and eventually became the first woman to chair a major Senate committee. She was the only woman in the 100-member Senate upon her arrival in December 1978. She served her entire 18-year tenure in the Senate alongside Dole and was known for her focus on bipartisanship and her insight on foreign relations. Kassebaum earned a reputation as a moderate in the Senate, supporting the broad outlines of Republican budget and defense programs while remaining independent on social issues.

$25,000 A Gift for Students In a generous and unexpected decision, Sen. Kassebaum requested that the Dole Leadership Prize cash award remain with the institute and be used to fund student programming. The money will provide support for the semi-annual Student Advisory Board program, as well as the monthly Pizza and Politics program. These events are planned and led by students, focusing on topics that interest them.

Clockwise, from top left: Kassebaum accepts the Leadership Prize; Dole and Kassebaum; the Senators with Provost Neeli Bendapudi (left) and Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little (center right); the Senators on stage. INSPIRE



2016-17: YEAR IN REVIEW AUGUST The Doles and the ‘76 Presidential Election with JOHN ROBERT GREENE, presidential historian and Dole Archives Fellow (Aug. 14) •

2016 Dole Leadership Prize with BOB DOLE, former U.S. Senator (R-KS), and NANCY KASSEBAUM, former U.S. Senator (R-KS) (Sept. 17) •


Animal Welfare in America with WAYNE PACELLE, president and CEO, Humane Society of the United States, and NANCY PERRY, Senior VP of Government Relations, ASPCA (Sept. 21) •

Constitution Day: Voting Rights with MARK JOHNSON, KU Law adjunct professor, and KRIS KOBACH, Kansas Secretary of State (Sept. 13)

2016-17 Fort Leavenworth series The institute continued its successful partnership with Ft Leavenworth in 201617, welcoming a variety of speakers for the popular Ft. Leavenworth series. Lecturers explored topics including the Tet Offensive, ISIS, the War of 1812, withdrawal from Vietnam and more.




DID YOU KNOW? Just one month after the institute’s program on animal welfare, the ASPCA honored Sen. Bob Dole with its Presidential Service Award for his career contributions.

2017 Journalism and Politics Lecture with GORDON SMITH, former U.S. Senator (R-OR) and president, National Association of Broadcasters (Sept. 29) •

OCTOBER 10 Greatest Moments in Televised Presidential Debate History with MARY BANWART, professor at the University of Kansas, and MITCHELL McKINNEY, professor at the University of Missouri (Oct. 3) • The Other Space Race: Eisenhower and the Quest for Aerospace Security with NICK SAMBALUK, military history professor (Oct. 13) American Umpire with ELIZABETH COBBS (right), film producer and writer (Oct. 17) •

Strong Inside: The Perry Wallace Story with ANDREW MARANISS, bestselling author (Oct. 26) •

NOVEMBER 2016 Kansas Elections Conference: see page 12 (Nov. 30)

DECEMBER 2016 Post-Election Conference: see page 12 (Dec. 8-9) •

FEBRUARY 2017 Presidential Lecture Series: see breakout, page 9 •

Presidential Lecture Series Organized by KU Professor Emeritus TED WILSON, “The U.S. and the Great War: 100 Years Later” brought in four acclaimed historians to examine different facets of World War I. Featured speakers included MICHAEL NEIBERG (right), chair of war studies at the U.S. Army

War College, RICHARD S. FAULKNER, professor at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, JENNIFER KEENE, professor at Chapman College, and JOHN MILTON COOPER, professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin. (Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23)



The Finances of Innovation, with KEI KOIZUMI, former assistant director for federal research and development, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (March 8) •

Your Story, His Story, the Legacy: Vietnam’s POW/MIA Wives with HEATH HARDAGE LEE, author and Dole Archives Curatorial Fellow, HELENE KNAPP, MIA wife, and JENNY ROBERTSON, POW wife (May 7) •

The Other Side: A Liberal Democrat Explores Conservative America, with JOE McGOVERN, filmmaker (March 30) •

Inaugural Elizabeth Dole Women in Leadership Lecture, with ELIZABETH DOLE, former U.S. Senator (R-NC) (April 30) •

The Dole Lecture has twice been delivered by a KU alumnus: Sheila Bair (2010) and Robert Kaplan (2017).

KEY • Dole Forum • Signature program • Archival program

APRIL Ronald Reagan’s 1968 Dress Rehearsal, with GENE KOPELSON, author (April 4) 2017 Dole Lecture: see breakout, right (April 4) •

2017 Dole Lecture The Dole Lecture featured Robert Kaplan, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. A graduate of the KU School of Business, Kaplan

discussed his career as leader of one of the 12 banks in the Federal Reserve System, as well as his writings on leadership. INSPIRE




New ideas are waiting to be found at the Dole Institute. The institute’s work starts within its building and stretches across the state, from tour groups and schoolroom visits, to voter registration and campus engagement, to leadership and teacher training. (That’s just the beginning!)

ELECTION EXPLORATION After a dramatic and divisive election season ended in November, there were many hard questions to ask and few easy answers to be found. The Dole Institute’s biennial Post-Election Conference in December sought to provide a framework for understanding the 2016 election, welcoming insiders from eight campaigns alongside national journalists and pollsters. Over the course of two days, panelists gave an inside look at a campaign season that officially lasted nearly 20 months, but often felt much longer. Campaign insiders examined the Democratic, Republican and national contests, assessing critical turning points at every stage of the race.

Democratic session panelists DID YOU KNOW? The Dole Institute live streams and archives nearly all its programs on YouTube, including all three sessions of the 2016 Dole Institute Post-Election Conference. Interested in watching? Visit youtube.com/thedoleinstituteofpolitics to find and watch recorded programs.

Friends of the Dole Institute and Student Advisory Board members were also given the unique opportunity to share dinner and a private Q&A session with panelists at the annual Friends of the Dole Institute dinner. Panelists shared additional insight into the campaign, as well as their assessment of what could be coming next in U.S. politics.

Republican session panelists 12



National Conference Panelists ALEX BURNS | political correspondent, The New York Times JAI CHABRIA | senior advisor, Kasich campaign ALAN COBB | senior advisor and director of coalitions, Trump campaign MICHAEL GLASSNER | deputy campaign manager, Trump campaign TODD HARRIS | senior advisor, Rubio campaign CAITLIN HUEY-BURNS | national political reporter, RealClearPolitics SARAH ISGUR FLORES | deputy campaign manager, Fiorina campaign SASHA ISSENBERG | contributor, Bloomberg Politics; Washington correspondent, Monocle M.J. LEE | national political reporter, CNN MARLON MARSHALL | director of state campaigns and political engagement, Clinton campaign JOHN MCLAUGHLIN | pollster, Trump campaign MARY MEYN | director of research, Edison Research COLLEEN McCAIN NELSON | White House correspondent, The Wall Street Journal JENNIFER PALMIERI | director of communications, Clinton campaign CHRISTINA REYNOLDS | deputy communications director, Clinton campaign JEFF ROE | campaign manager, Cruz campaign SYMONE SANDERS | national press secretary, Sanders campaign (photographed on page 9) LUKE THOMPSON | special advisor and chief empiricist, Right to Rise (Jeb Bush Super PAC)

Kansas Conference Panelists CLAY BARKER | executive director, Kansas GOP BOB BEATTY | professor of political science, Washburn University ANN GARDNER | former editorial page editor, Lawrence Journal-World JOHN HANNA | Topeka bureau chief, Associated Press DAVE HELLING | reporter, The Kansas City Star JEFF KING | Kansas state senator (R), District 15 ANNIE KUETHER | Kansas state representative (D), District 55 BURDETT LOOMIS | professor of political science, KU PATRICK MILLER | assistant professor of political science, KU JASON PROBST | opinion editor, Hutchinson News JOAN WAGNON | former chair, Kansas Democratic Party




STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD The Dole Institute’s Student Advisory Board enjoyed a banner year in 2016-17, adding its largest number of members ever while planning events and volunteering in the community. Guided by the institute’s staff, the SAB planned two evening programs, monthly Pizza and Politics events and two of the most popular discussion group series in Dole Institute history (see breakout, right). SAB members kicked off the semester with Party on the Patio and a visit from journalist Andy Kroll.

safe spaces on campus. Students took advantage of valuable opportunities to meet with high-profile guests throughout the year. In addition to numerous luncheons and one-on-one meetings, SAB members met Senator Bob Dole at the Board of Advisors dinner and dined with panelists at the Post-Election Conference. They also had a private Q&A session with Senator Elizabeth Dole in the spring, surprising her with a donation of $250 for her namesake foundation.



Discussion Groups FALL 2016 | Toss Out the Playbook: Trump, Clinton and the Wacky Politics of 2016 FELLOW | Steve Kraske GUESTS | Bob Beatty, Diana Carlin, Derek Donovan, Scott Harris, Dave Helling, Steven Jacques, Burdett Loomis, Peggy Lowe, Patrick Miller, Jeff Roe, Michael Smith, Mike Williams SPRING 2017 | President Trump: The First 100 Days FELLOWS | C.J. Jackson and Johanna Maska GUESTS | Caitlin Hayden, Scott Horsley, Greg Jenkins, Marlon Marshall, Tim Miller, Terry Szuplat, Samantha Tubman

GUESTS | Ashok Gupta, Andrea Gomez Cervantes, KU College Republicans, KU Jayhawks for Hilary, John Lungstrum, Cecilia Menjivar, Tarik Khatib, Derek Schmidt, Jennifer Schmidt

Above, from left: Dole fellow Johanna Maska with guests Tim Miller and Scott Horsley


Student-led programming is a staple of the Dole Institute’s offerings, connecting KU students to experts and leaders from across the country.

Pizza and Politics

The fall SAB program explored possible solutions to the student debt crisis with Dr. Melinda Lewis (KU School of Social Welfare) and Max Eden (Manhattan Institute). Spring welcomed Dr. Micah Kubic (ACLU of Kansas) and Dr. Robert Warrior (American Studies Association) for a discussion on free speech and

By Students, for Students

Clockwise, from top left: During the year, SAB members had the opportunity to meet Sen. Bob Dole at the Board of Advisors Dinner; speak with panelists at the Post-Election Conference; attend Party on the Patio with guest Andy Kroll; meet Sen. Elizabeth Dole before the Elizabeth Dole Women in Leadership Lecture; and walk in the annual Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade.




REACHING ACROSS KANSAS The Dole Institute’s civic engagement and outreach efforts give its mission wings, carrying it into schools and communities across the state of Kansas.

2016 Youth Civic Leadership Institute (YCLI) attendees

2016 Teachers Conference participants




A total of 1,060 students interacted with archival collections through onsite and outreach visits. The institute’s annual work with KU Civic Engagement and Leadership events, voter registration drives and visits with KU classes also connects with the university community. Summer 2016 brought 63 rising high school seniors from cities and towns around the state

to Lawrence for the annual Youth Civic Leadership Institute (YCLI). A unique leadership opportunity, YCLI is endowed by a gift from Roland and Winona Rhodes and focuses on the importance of civic engagement in our democracy and is put on at no cost to the students involved. Attendees visit the State Capitol in Topeka to meet with legislators and hear from a variety of speakers and participate in outings and workshops. The following week, 21 Kansas government, history and social studies teachers participated in Civic Learning and Elections 2016. This teacher’s conference brings together high school and middle school teachers to discuss the importance of getting young people involved in civic engagement, public service and voting. Guests also flowed through the door for annual communitywide events.November brought the popular Tribute to Veterans gala and salute from KU ROTC, welcoming over 300 veterans, family and friends. In March, the institute hosted its secondannual Easter Egg Roll with Dole on the front lawn of the building. A White House-style Easter egg roll and hunt, this free family event was attended by over 600 Lawrence-area visitors!

Stars on the map indicate Kansas towns represesnted by class visits, outreach events, Youth Civic Leadership (YCLI) attendees or Teachers Conference participants during the 2016-17 year.

Clockwise, from top left: A young guest meets a bunny at the annual Easter Egg Roll with Dole; guests at the summer 2016 “South Steps� event in Topeka interact with educational activities; guests enjoy the 2016 Tribute to Veterans gala. DISCOVER



REMEMBER Our understanding of the past can shape our perspective on the present. The Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archive and Special Collections gives students, researchers and exhibit visitors a chance to examine history through the eyes of those who lived it.

HISTORY COMES TO LIFE It was an exciting year for the Dole Archive and Special Collections, welcoming the addition of Sen. Elizabeth Dole’s career papers (see breakout, page 4), increasing educational offerings and community outreach (see page 16) and launching two new special exhibits. The Dole Archives awarded a total of five research fellowships and travel grants, including fellowship awards to Heath Hardage Lee, Caitlin Rathe and John Robert Greene, and travel grants to Richard Johnson and Emilie Raymond. Funds in 201617 were used on research topics including the 1976 presidential election, food assistance policy, POW/MIA wives, and the 1982 Dole Compromise. In August 2016, the institute launched the “Legacies of ‘76” project, bringing new life and perspectives to the 1976 presidential election. Funded




by the Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation, the project included a special exhibit at the Dole Institute and a program with Dole Archives Fellow John Robert Greene. The project opened with a special partnership with the Kansas City Public Library and an exhibit located at the Central Library that highlighted the 1976 Republican National Convention in downtown Kansas City. The institute’s work gives special life to the papers of both senators, allowing researchers, students and the public to examine both historical and contemporary issues through a new lens.

DID YOU KNOW? The Dole Archive and Special Collections regularly hosts KU classes, allowing undergraduate students the opportunity to explore historical documents and primary sources. In 2016-17, the institute worked with classes in a variety of disciplines to showcase its collections.

Clockwise, from right: Dole Archives fellow John Robert Greene discusses the Doles on the campaign trail at an exhibit-opening program; a guest examines photos from the 1976 Republican National Convention in Kansas City at the exhibit-opening event at the Kansas City Public Library.




THE LEAGUE OF WIVES Historian and author Heath Hardage Lee studied at the Dole Archive and Special Collections in 2015 and revealed a remarkable story and littleremembered part of Senator Dole’s legacy to the institute’s staff. Over the course of two years, her research blossomed into a partnership with the Dole Institute that launched a new special exhibit in May 2017: “The League of Wives: Vietnam’s POW/MIA Allies and Advocates.” POW/MIA wives featured in the exhibit include Sybil Stockdale, Phyllis Galanti, Louise Mulligan, Jane Denton and Helene Knapp. The institute welcomed Knapp, Hardage Lee and POW wife Jenny Robertson in May for a special program to open the exhibit. Hardage Lee, the 2017 Dole Archives Curatorial Fellow,




curated the exhibit, which shares the story of a group of courageous women that founded the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Their tenacious advocacy work, coupled with alliances with individuals like Sen. Dole, Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird, National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger and President Richard Nixon, changed U.S. government protocol regarding prisoners of war and missing in action – and ultimately, the fate of their husbands. The special exhibit is the first of its kind at the institute, featuring documents, artifacts, oral histories, multimedia and regionally specific components. It will remain open at the Dole Institute through December 31, 2017. Through special

partnerships, the exhibit is scheduled to travel to institutions nationwide. It will open at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum in March 2018 and the Virginia Historical Society in early 2019. Each institution will provide materials from their own collections to add regional interest to the exhibit. The exhibit was made possible through a $50,000 gift from KU alumni Harlan and Alice Ann Ochs of Colorado Springs, Colo. The gift honored Harlan Ochs’ late brother Larry Ochs, former mayor of Colorado Springs and an advocate for the POW/MIA cause. Hardage Lee will publish a book on a same topic in 2019, titled “The League of Wives: A True Story of Survival and Rescue from the Homefront.” (St. Martin’s Press)

Clockwise, from top left: Guests and Dole Institute staff explore exhibit offerings; exhibit artifacts on display; guests peruse the exhibit during the opening event on May 7; an archival photo shows (from right) Sen. Bob Dole with Sybil Stockdale, Ross Perot and Margot Perot





More opportunities, more leadership, more history. The Dole Institute’s work continues to grow, and you can make it possible. Join us today and help students and citizens become the public servants and leaders of tomorrow.

BOARD OF ADVISORS A longstanding strategic objective of director Bill Lacy, the Dole Institute announced the creation of its Board of Advisors in 2016. The board will have a critical role in the institute’s future, helping to promote and achieve its mission. Filled with known political names, the 18-person board is diverse and bipartisan. Members participate in the selection of speakers and the recommendation of program ideas. They are also accessible to the institute’s SAB and assist with developmental goals. At the board’s first meeting in October, 11 advisors in attendance were immersed in the institute’s mission, projects and accomplishments. In turn, they provided feedback for ongoing projects and ideas for expanding the institute’s reach. At the end of the day, a special surprise arrived: Senator Bob Dole! Board members spent time speaking with the senator before adjourning to a private dinner and program with SAB members.




Board of Advisors members at the inaugural meeting Front row from left: Maynard Oliverius, Jim Slattery, Barbara Ballard, Joseph Gaylord, Rose Barfield Back row from left: Bill Lacy, John D. Pinegar, Peter Fenn, Mike Pettit, Dolph Simons, Fred Logan Right: Board of Advisors meeting attendees with Sen. Dole

Inaugural Dole Institute Board of Advisors ROSE BARFIELD (ret.) | former brigadier general, U.S. Army SHANNON BROWN | senior vice president and chief HR officer, Fedex Corporation NANCY DWIGHT | Republican strategist; former executive director, National Republican Congressional Committee PETER FENN | Democratic strategist; president, Fenn Communications Group JOSEPH GAYLORD | Republican strategist; former senior adviser to House Speaker Newt Gingrich DAN GLICKMAN | former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. representative and director, Institute of Politics, Kennedy School at Harvard University FRED LOGAN | former chair, Kansas Board of Regents and Kansas GOP MARLON MARSHALL | Democratic strategist; former special assistant to President Barack Obama and deputy field director, Obama 2012 BETTE MORRIS | president, Mark and Bette Morris Family Foundation MAYNARD OLIVERIUS | former president and CEO, Stormont-Vail HealthCare MIKE PETTIT | former chief of staff and administrative assistant to Sen. Bob Dole JOHN D. PINEGAR | partner, Pinegar, Smith and Associates Inc. EDWARD RISS | investor REBEKAH ROMM | Republican strategist; former student coordinator, Dole Institute of Politics Student Advisory Board KATHLEEN SEBELIUS | former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and governor of Kansas DOLPH SIMONS | chairman, The World Company JIM SLATTERY | strategic counsel, Wiley Rein LLP; former U.S. representative BILL LACY | director, Dole Institute

Ex Officio Members KU Chancellor BERNADETTE GRAY-LITTLE (outgoing) BARBARA BALLARD | associate director, Dole Institute




SPECIAL AWARDS Robert E. Hemenway Public Service Award Established in 2009 to honor the 16th Chancellor of the University of Kansas, this $1,000 award is given annually to a junior student who has demonstrated a commitment to making a difference for KU students and furthering the idea of service on campus and in the community. 2016 Recipient: Cody Christensen Special Recognition: Abigail Schletzbaum and Kevin Tenny

Dole Internship Assistance Program

Robert E. Hemenway Public Service Award recipients, from left: Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy, Kevin Tenny, Cody Christensen, Abigail Schletzbaum, Dole Institute Associate Director Barbara Ballard

This program provides financial assistance to students at the University of Kansas in their pursuit of careers and is granted based on need, merit and relevance to the mission of the Dole Institute. Spring 2017 Recipients Trent Allen | U.S. Department of Education (Washington D.C.) Kellor Yde | U.S. Department of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (Washington D.C.) Emma Zink | Deloitte and Touche (Washington D.C.) T.J. Blake | Kansas Legislative Intern Program (Topeka, Kan.) Summer 2017 Recipients Ananda Bhatia | Partnership for Public Service (Washington D.C.) Haley Claxton | Library of Congress Office of the General Counsel (Washington D.C.) Tomas Green | Bipartisan Policy Center’s Energy Project (Washington D.C.)




ENGAGE WITH US Your gift can support everything in these pages–and more. Funding for the Dole Institute betters the University of Kansas community, Lawrence and the state of Kansas. Gifts can help maintain free public programming, increase civic engagement, provide student opportunities, preserve history and support research. To bolster the mission of the Dole Institute, contact us in person, over the phone or online. We look forward to hearing from you! Associate Development Director: Sheri Hamilton, (785) 832-7454 Development Specialist: Daniel B. Smith, (785) 864-1440

Giving Levels and Benefits Each level includes the benefits of

- Name included on the Dole Institute’s Annual Report

Associate: $50

Russell Society: $500

- Advance notice of upcoming

- Invitations to select pre-event

- Weekly email updates with special news and events - A copy of the Institute’s Annual

dinners - A personalized engraved brick placed on the entrance walkway (one time only)


- Invitations to select pre-event receptions - Time Traveler benefits at over 250 historical institutions

events - Invitation for you and a guest to attend a private dinner hosted by the Institute Director - Free or reduced use of Dole Institute meeting and reception spaces (once per year,

Chairman’s Club: $1,000 Friend: $100

- Highest priority and two additional seats at signature

preceding levels

Dole Institute Events

Senator’s Inner Circle: $5,000

restrictions apply)

- Special reserved seating for the Dole Institute’s signature events - Personalized VIP Dole Archive

Legacy Society: $10,000 - Reserved parking spot and two

tour (upon request with

reserved seats at any event

advance booking)

upon request

across the U.S. Great American Society: $250 - Invitation to the annual Friends of the Dole Institute Dinner - DVD of any one Dole Institute program upon request

Majority Leader’s Society: $2,500

Veterans and Students: $15

- Higher priority seating at

- Advance notice of upcoming

signature events - Reserved parking at signature events

Dole Institute events - Weekly email updates with special news and events

- Commemorative gift




THANK YOU Our Friends of the Dole Institute and special donors make our work possible. We thank them for their generous support of our mission. $50,000 + Anonymous Harlan Ochs & Alice Ann Ochs Edward Reilly, Jr.

$25,000 – $49,999 Sen. Robert J. Dole & Sen. Elizabeth Dole Estate of Kathleen McBride Hall Martha Hodgesmith and the John McElroy Trust Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Bette McGehee Morris

$10,000 – $24,499 Anonymous George Bush Presidential Library Foundation Robert Kaplan Ed Meyen & Marie Meyen Gary Padgett & Sue Padgett Estate of Marynell Dyatt Reece Scott Reed & Crickett Reed Julian Robertson & the Robertson Foundation

$5,000 – $9,999 Don Brada & Kay Brada Thomas Foley & Leslie Foley Vicki Hart & Hart Health Strategies, Inc. Craig Huneke & Edith Clowes Maynard Oliverius & Sarah Oliverius Bob Loyd & Mary Jo Loyd Adam Stoll & Lisa Stoll Malcom Wiener & Carolyn Wiener $2,500 – $4,999 Stanley De Fries & Alice Jo De Fries Lew Eisenberg Jedel Family Foundation Mark Johnson Maurice Joy & Betsy Joy




Joe Morris & Susan Morris Mike Torrey & Julia Torrey

$1,000 – $2,499 Bev Billings Bob & Dottie Bowline Jack DeBoer Ron Derusseau & Michelle Derusseau Tom Dobski & Marilyn Dobski Bonnie & Jon Dunham Pat Ellebracht Tony Fabrizo Robert Fildes & Annette Guarisco Fildes Charles & Diane Frickey Larry Gadt & Jacqueline Gadt Ralph Gage & Martha Gage Harry Gibson & Becky Gibson William Greenberg Lewis Gregory & Laura Gregory Alex Hamilton & Sheri Hamilton Hartley Family Foundation Patricia Hartley Ann Hartley Bush Laura Hartley Lintecum Elizabeth Hartley Winetroub Mark Heitz & Lisa Heitz Mark Jarboe & Anne Jarboe Jake Kipp & Masha Kipp Helene Knapp Brant Laue Heather Lauer Fred Logan & Carol Logan Steve McAllister & Suzanne Valdez Richard & Barbara Meidinger Annie Merriam Charlotte Mueller Joe Pierron & Diana Carlin Pierron Ned Riss & Jan Riss Reginald Robinson & Jane Robinson Fred Scheller & Lisa Scheller Bob Schwartz & Jan Schwartz Richard Norton Smith John Stewart III & Linda Stewart Thomas Synhorst Linda Tavlarios Seth Watkins & Marion Watkins Matt Well & Amy Well Sydney White Ward White $500 – $999 Frank Becker & Barbara Becker Steven Bell & Lonni Steele Bell Alan Cobb & Holly Cobb

Warren Corman & Mary Corman Sam Donaldson Pamela Eglinski Ernst & Young Foundation Peter Fenn James Fisher & Terri Reintjes Russell George Kenneth Gross Stewart Grosser & Eileen Grosser Mark Heitz & Lisa Heitz Barbara Kelley John Kelly & Muff Kelly Ellie Le Compte Parker Lessig & Nancy Lessig Esther Levens Burdett Loomis & Michel Loomis John Lungstrum & Linda Lungstrum Dennis Meyer & Julia Meyer Michael Michaud & Sandra Arbuthnot Greg Hough & Shonee Metcalf Faye Newsom Dean Owens Judy Paley Mary-Elizabeth Debicki John Ryan Alan Sanders & Diane Sanders Earl Schweppe Richard Sengpiehl & Mary Ann Adams Todd Seymor Dolph Simons Jr. & Pamela Simons Russell Townsley Kevan Vick & Gail Vick Tom Volek & Melody Volek Barb Watkins Daniel Watkins & Phyllis Watkins Jeff Weinberg & Mary Weinberg Eleanor Woodyard

$250 – $499 Anonymous Charles Alderson Mike Berkley & Debra Berkley Ben Beuhler Joe Bickford & Marci Francisco Thomas Carter Beth Cigler Jim Cooper & Sandy Cooper Charles Crabtree & Lynne Crabtree Pete Curran & Virginia Curran Jeff Dunlap Jeannie Eblen Keith Ely & Karen Ely Sam Geduldig Tom Gleason & Anne Gardner

Phil Godwin & Phoebe Godwin Amanda Gress Don Hall Don Heiman & Virginia Heiman Barnett Helzberg & Shirley Helzberg Eric Henderson & Vicki Henderson Gordon Hensley Jene Herron Nancy Holmstadter Fred Kerr & Nancy Kerr Nelson Krueger & Judy Krueger Fred LaMar & Marcia LaMar Judy Biviano Lloyd Carl Locke Jr. & Sammie Locke Jim Maddox & Janice Maddox Ron Marks Earl Merkel & Kathleen Merkel Dennis Meyer & Julia Meyer Jeff Moran & Susan Kang Scott Morgan & Kathleen Morgan Frank & Joan Mosier Stephen Nelson & Dianna Nelson Jerry Nossaman Sydney Olson Georgia Orchard & Dick Orchard Charles Peck & Patricia Diemers Mark Praeger & Sandy Praeger Edward Quick Jr. & Coleen Quick Walt Riker III & Christine Riker Tom Roberts & Dixie Roberts Julie Robinson Frank Sabatini & Judith Sabatini John Sayler & Virginia Sayler Derek Schmidt & Jennifer Schmidt Del Shankel & Carol Shankel Prasad Sharma & Elizabeth Sharma Don Sloan Robert Steil Frederick Tansill Barbara Thomas Kerry Tymchuk Nancy Vogel Dustin Walker & Kathy Walker Charles Warner & Karen Warner Jack & Judy Wright

Gifts listed were given between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017




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2017 Dole Institute Annual Report  

2017 Dole Institute Annual Report