Spirit of the Gift Biography Project

Histories of the men and women behind WSU's endowed funds

Shafer Dart Endowed Basketball Scholarship

Shafer Dart was a student at Collegiate School and a Shocker ball boy. An accident at summer camp ended his young life, but not the memory of his spirit. His parents, Michael and Sammie Dart, established Wichita State University's first fully endowed basketball scholarship in 1989; a tribute to young Shafer. Michael Dart, a graduate of WSU in 1971, and Sammie Dart, also a WSU attendee, celebrate the life of their son by continuing the future of Shocker athletics. Mr. Dart, owner of M&B and Associates, is a former member and president of the Shocker Athletic Scholarship Organization. He is also a Distinguished Alumni and Life Member of the Alumni Association.