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North Side of Picken Hall in the 1960’s.

Not only are the holidays right around the corner, but so is the end of the year and your LAST CHANCE to take advantage of the Picken Hall Renovation Tax Credit Program. The Kansas Deferred Maintenance Tax Credit Program is a 50% state of Kansas tax credit for contributions made to deferred maintenance issues. Fort Hays State University applied the credit program to the renovation of Picken Hall - the lagship building on FHSU’s campus. This calendar year, 2012, is the inal year for gifts made through this initiative to receive the tax credit. Initiated in 2007, the state of Kansas allocated a set number of credits to each state regent institution. These credits were to stimulate donors to support the various institutions, and to help supplement and underwrite deferred maintenance on the state educational campuses.

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Picken Hall was constructed in 1904 from limestone quarried from the university land. The north and south wings were added on in 1908. During its 100-year lifespan, Picken has undergone only one other complete renovation, which was in 1960. “There are a lot of emotional ties to Picken Hall,” said Tim Chapman, President and CEO of FHSU’s Foundation. “Every student who has attended Fort Hays has walked the halls of Picken. This project gives our alumni and friends an opportunity to leave a legacy by naming a space in the university’s most recognizable building.” Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to those donors who have invested in the Picken Hall project. One donor who has made a substantial contribution toward Picken Hall’s renovation is Dr. Jeff Curtis, who happens to be our new Board of Trustees Chair here at your FHSU Foundation. “We contributed to the Picken Hall project because it is the icon building of FHSU and was in desperate need of renovation,” said Curtis. “The Kansas Tax Credit was a great advantage and it really allowed us to increase the size of our gift. To anyone who is considering a contribution toward the Picken Hall renovation tax credit program, I would say just do it! I feel like FHSU has

“I feel like FHSU has played such a pivotal role in my life that it is important to give back as much as possible.” played such a pivotal role in my life that it is important for me to give back as much as possible.” Tax credits are still available on a irst-come, irst-served basis and can be carried forward for three years. This is your FINAL opportunity to bene it from the project that supports the campus that you cherish. For more information on naming opportunities, the Kansas Tax Credit Program, or the Picken Hall renovation, please contact your FHSU Foundation at 785-628-5620 or visit foundation.

Current Photo of Picken Hall.

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to some of our largest and most recent donations: City of Hays - $170,325 to Larks Park In ield Renovation - $100,000 to Hays City Silver Award Scholarship Lavern & Jane Schumacher and Ron & Lila Nelson - $150,000 to Larks Park In ield Renovation Clay Blair Family Foundation - $50,000 to Dr. Edward H. Hammond Endowed Fund Brenda Reeve - $29,500 to Student Affairs - $6,261 to Unrestricted - $3,000 to Student Emergency Assistance Fund - $2,000 Endowment General

Times are changing at Fort Hays State University. With a 4% student enrollment increase over last fall, FHSU is the fastest growing four-year institution in the state of Kansas. Over the past decade Fort Hays has more than doubled in enrollment, despite budgetary challenges on both state and federal levels. It’s amazing to see the tremendous growth that Fort Hays has experienced in recent years, but unfortunately state funding is simply not meeting our needs. For this iscal year, state funding supplies only 32% of the university’s operating budget, and student tuition covers only another 26%. The remainder of FHSU’s operating budget (almost 40%) comes from other sources such as grants and private support. Your FHSU Foundation was excited to announce that the Cornerstone Campaign, the largest comprehensive campaign in our university’s history, was a great success with over $68 million raised. As one door closes, another door to greater opportunity opens for all those who have made Fort Hays a priority. The need for private support continues to escalate based on increases in student numbers and decreases in state funding. We hope that you continue to keep FHSU in your thoughts as you manage your list of charitable interests each year.

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Wasinger Tech LLC - $39,563 to Larks Park In ield Renovation

From all of us here at your FHSU Foundation: Happy holidays, and may the peace and joy of the holiday season be with you and your family!

DID YOU KNOW? FHSU’s campus is growing once again with the Center for Networked Learning. Scheduled to be complete in the summer of 2014, this new facility will use the communications infrastructure of the 21st century to link together three functions: (1) the study of the movement and use of information carried out by the Department of Informatics; (2) the power of the knowledge media as it supports the course design and delivery functions of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning Technologies (CTELT); and (3) the course and program delivery mission of the university’s Virtual College. There are opportunities available for alumni and friends to partner with Fort Hays State University throughout the building of this new facility. As a donor, you could have your name attached to a space in the building. Whether you’re interested in having your name recognized within an of ice suite, individual of ices, a conference room, or lobby area, please contact your FHSU Foundation to learn more about the available naming opportunities.

FHSU FOUNDATION FINANCIAL REPORT 2011-20122 DONORS Companies 11% Estates & Annui es 10%

Govt. Agencies & Non-Profits 18%

• Gi s may be made to any area of FHSU. You can give to the General Scholarship program, your favorite department, sports team, or campus organiza on.

• 1,546 alumni and friends made their first gi to Fort Hays State University last year.

$3.975 MILLION - 7,946 DONORS Individuals 46%

• Your gi made a difference alongside nearly 13,000 other annual gi s last year.

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PURPOSE OF GIFTS $3.975 MILLION - 7,946 DONORS Departmental 45%

Scholarships 27%

To view our full Financial Report for 2011-2012 please visit: http://foundation.ϐϐinancialreport

Unrestricted 8%

Capital Projects 14%

Other 6%

• Nearly 40% of the university’s opera ng budget comes from sources such as grants and private gi s. Your gi helps make up the difference.

• Every dollar counts! Last year over $250,000 was raised from gi s of less than $100.

It’s an exciting time for Fort Hays State University Athletics! Our fall sports captured not one, but two MIAA Conference Championships in Women’s Soccer and Men’s Cross Country. Go Tigers! The Schmidt/Bickle Indoor Training Facility has broken ground and the skeleton of the building is erect. When you have a minute, please drive by (located next to Lewis Field Stadium) and check out the progress. To learn more about the facility please visit h p://founda on. indoor_training/. A BIG thank you to Laverne & Jane Schumacher, and Ron & Lila Nelson, for helping fund the new turf for the Schumacher-Nelson Field at Larks Park. Also, a thanks to the City of Hays, Wasinger Tech LLC, and Darrell & Connie Dreher for contribu ng to the project. These renova ons are dras cally changing the look at Larks Park.

From our Wall of Honor program to various naming opportunities in our facilities, many options are still available for alums to get involved with FHSU Athletics. Now, more than ever, we need your support. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. To learn more about available naming op ons or to get involved with the FHSU Athle c Department, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: Jared Schiel, Director of Development Cur s Hammeke, Athle c Director FHSU Founda on Fort Hays State University 785-650-7136 785-628-4050

PO Box 1060 Hays, KS 67601


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