The Washburn University Foundation is dedicated to building relationships and securing and investing private financial support to serve students and strengthen Washburn University.
In cooperation with Washburn University, the Washburn University Foundation, the designated fundraising and gift-stewardship organization for Washburn University, is committed to:
- expanding the University’s donor-base by raising awareness of the need for private support
- conducting fundraising campaigns and programs
- investing the endowment to increase the value of existing gifts
- providing high standards of stewardship for all donors to Washburn University
- providing the centralized services to support these efforts.
Our Core Values
We are a donor-centered organization which takes a long-term view of relationships with those with whom we collaborate and work. We are committed to excellence, professionalism and to meeting needs of those we serve.
These values shape the way we do business for our employees and those we serve as we pursue our vision and fulfill our mission.
1. Integrity: We are committed to integrity in all aspects of our business. We recognize the importance and value of demonstrating honesty and are committed to the highest ethical standards. We seek to earn the trust of those we serve in all interactions and aspects of the services we provide.
2. Stewardship: We are committed to the careful and responsible management of all gifts and the thoughtful and planned recognition and acknowledgement of the donors of these gifts. We believe donors are our partners and as such each staff member adheres to the principles of the Donor Bill of Rights in all activities.
3. Collaboration and Teamwork: We believe our organization is enhanced when we support each other and those we serve. We strive to be team players and believe collaborating with colleagues leads to superior solutions, enhanced creativity, improved coordination, and ultimately enhanced performance and outcomes.
4. Respect: We are committed to treating all individuals with respect by showing truthfulness, courtesy, openness, and professional regard in all interactions. We strive to set an example of service and leadership.
5. Responsiveness: We are committed to providing interactions and services which respond to the needs of those we serve. We actively look for opportunities to enhance our services. We respond to inquiries in an effective and timely manner.
6. Accountability: We are committed to being held accountable for all activities in which we engage. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations and ensure open and transparent fiscal reporting in adherence with associated policy. We uphold the highest standards of accountability.
7. Continuous Improvement: We are committed to a continual focus on identifying opportunities to enhance our processes, activities and services internally and externally. We believe this approach results in increased customer satisfaction, improved performance, more efficient use of resources, and higher quality of service.