Class Gift 2015

What is the Hornet Nation?

The Emporia State Student Foundation promotes a culture of philanthropy among students, alumni and fans! Anyone who gives an annual gift to the Student Foundation fund becomes a member of the Hornet Nation. The money raised by the Student Foundation supports the things that we, as students, feel are important for the campus.

Why should I give to the Student Foundation fund?

Your gift to the Student Foundation fund benefits current and future Hornets and their experience at Emporia State! Currently, the Student Foundation allocates money from the fund to senior class gifts, the Emporia Symphony Concert, Student Emergency Assistance, student priorities, and scholarships. Consider your gift to the Student Foundation fund an investment in the Hornet Lifestyle! 

How can I get an official Hornet Nation shirt?

The official Hornet Nation shirt is given as a token of our appreciation to all Hornet fans that make a gift of $18.63 or more. Membership into the Hornet Nation plus a collector's item, student-designed Hornet Nation shirt: two great reasons to support our University!

 Why $18.63?

We enjoy celebrating our milestones at Emporia State University! The Student Foundation chose $18.63 as a way to celebrate the year that Emporia State University was founded!

 When can I give a gift and receive a t-shirt?

You can give a gift and receive a shirt anytime! Visit to make a gift to the Student Foundation. The Student Foundation will be collecting gifts and giving away shirts at all Emporia State home football games. Should you not be able to catch us at a home football game, you may give a gift to Student Foundation fund at the Sauder Alumni Center, across from the Towers Complex. Become a part of the Hornet Nation today!

How can you find us?

Sauder Alumni Center

1500 Highland Street, Emporia, KS 66801

620/341-5440 or 620/341-6449

Facebook at Hornet Nation Campaign