Pa. couple give $10 million toward KSU business school project

02/14/2014 8:19 AM

02/14/2014 8:20 AM

Kansas State University has announced a $10 million donation to support a new building for its College of Business Administration.

Frank and Elizabeth Burke of Doylestown, Pa., are making the gift toward the 140,000-square-foot building.

A 1955 graduate of K-State, Frank Burke was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years and during his service he earned a master’s degree in finance from the University of Colorado and studied at the London School of Economics. He co-founded and is the president and CEO of Burke, Lawton, Brewer & Burke, an investment management firm in the Philadelphia area.

Elizabeth Burke also graduated from K-State in 1955. She worked at Burke, Lawton, Brewer & Burke, and she volunteers with a variety of community organizations and foundations focusing on education and the environment.

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