The Kennesaw State University Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation created and existing under the laws of the State of Georgia which is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as an exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. The Foundation’s purposes include furthering the interests of Kennesaw State University by helping support, guide and protectit and assuming fiduciary responsibility for private gifts to Kennesaw State.

Educational philanthropy provides the margin of excellence to advance the university. The Kennesaw State University Foundation is committed to enhancing higher education for faculty, staff and students at KSU and increasing the quality of life on campus.

There is great reward in investing in education. Reward in feeling you have helped. Reward in knowing you are making a difference. Reward in understanding the significance of every gift, regardless of size, and how it strengthens the university and our state.

Mission and Core Values
The Mission of the Kennesaw State University Foundation is to serve as an advocate for the University, and to receive, invest, account for, and allocate private gifts and contributions in support of Kennesaw State University.

The Core Purpose is to independently support, guide and protect the University.

The Core Values of the Kennesaw State University Foundation:
Fiduciary Responsibility
Financial Development

Our History

Foundation Incorporated to Aid KJC

The Kennesaw Junior College Foundation, designed to provide supplementary financial support to the college from the community, was formally incorporated Wednesday afternoon. Plans were initiated for a fund-raising drive in early fall.

The articles of incorporation were presented to the foundation's 23-member board of trustees, which held it's organizational meeting in April.

Robert T. Garrison of Marietta, chairman of the board, accepted the charter from attorney G. Conley Ingram, also a board member who explained that the articles had been certified by the Georgia Secretary of State, Ben Fortson, after having been legally approved in Cobb County.

Dr. Horace W. Sturgis, president of the college, hailed the occasion as "one of the most significant events in the development of our college," and pointed out that the foundation "will give the additional support needed for the continued growth of the college."

Sturgis said such foundations have contributed greatly to the growth of such institutions as the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Georgia State College and other public and private colleges and universities.

At Wednesday's meeting, Garrison appointed a fundraising committee to conduct a campaign this fall to support the college. Named to the committee were board members Sidney Clotfelter, chairman; Howard Ector, Campbell Dasher and Ed Massey.

The board of trustees includes leading business and professional men from five counties-Cobb, Fulton, Bartow, Cherokee and Paulding-which provide most of Kennesaw's students.

Original Board Members:

James T. Anderson Jr. W. H. Dunaway Wilder G. Little Gardner A. Potter
Ernest W. Barrett Judge W. A. Foster Jr. J. E. Massey, Jr. Dr. R. Glenn Reed, Jr.
Otis A. Brumby, Jr. J. Robert Fowler, Jr. Dr. Henry D. Meaders Horace W. Sturgis
Sidney Clotfelter Robert T. Garrison Dr. William H. Nichols, Jr. R. Steve Tumlin
Jasper N. Dorsey G. Conley Ingram W. Wyman Pilcher Gen. George H Wilson