Kemper Foundation donates $1 million to K-State architecture college

06/25/2014 9:43 AM

06/25/2014 9:44 AM

The Willliam T. Kemper Foundation has given $1 million to the College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University, for revitalization and expansion.

The gift from the Kansas City-based foundation will help with a $75 million renovation project involving new construction, new labs and renovated and new space, according to a prepared statement from the university.

The exterior amphitheatre at the complex will be named the William T. Kemper Foundation Amphitheatre and will serve as a gathering place for students, faculty and visitors, the statement said.

William Kemper was a banking industry and civic leader in Kansas City for more than half a century.

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