Now and Forever!

As counter-intuitive as it may sound, this fund-raising campaign isn’t all about the money. 

Rather, it’s about success. 

Private gifts follow vision. And private gifts follow success. 

Truly, private gifts change lives. 

We’re proud to say that Emporia State University has been changing lives since 1863. Our 60,000+ graduates have achieved profound professional success. Many of these individuals were the first in their families to attend college while many others came from families who entrusted us to raise-up multiple generations of Emporia State graduates.

We’d like to tell their stories.

Not only do our graduates’ stories of success build the reputation of Emporia State University as a premier regional comprehensive university of choice in the Midwest, but they also increase the value of the degree for future students by pointing to the quality and excellence of our academic programs and faculty – yesterday, now and forever.  

Now & Forever:  The Campaign for Emporia State University is a grassroots effort surrounding our 150th anniversary. It’s designed to build spirit, camaraderie and a sense of pride of membership in our Hornet Nation.  Anticipated to be a five-year transformational effort, the Campaign provides cohesion, vision, leadership and a rallying call to engage alumni across the globe to forever build the strength and vitality of their alma mater and be Silent No More – right now – about their success in life. 


For more information about Now & Forever, contact Campaign Manager Carol Cooper at 620-341-6463 or

Find more information about our Case for Private Financial Support.

Find more information about our Philanthropic Culture and Values.

Find more information about Campaign Strategy and Ways to Give.