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For Your Calendar Please periodically check our calendar for updated information at kuathletics.com under the Williams Fund tab.

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2011 fund drive donor gift forms mailed. 2010-11 men’s and women’s basketball ticket applications mailed.

v July 30, 2010 w

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2011 fund drive pledges due in writing to be considered for men’s and women’s basketball SelectA-Seat event. 2010-11 men’s and women’s basketball season ticket applications due.

v Week of August 9, 2010 w

2010-11 men’s and women’s basketball Select-A-Seat letters mail.

v Week of August 23, 2010 w

2010-11 men’s and women’s basketball Select-A-Seat event begins.

v November 1, 2010 w

To be considered for post-season football seating, pledges must be received by this date.

v February 1, 2011 w

To be considered for post-season basketball seating, pledges must be received by this date.

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Pledges due in writing to be considered for football Select-A-Seat. Football ticket applications due for Select-A-Seat.

v May 2011 w

2011 football season Select-A-Seat event.

v June 1, 2011 w

Final date for 2011 fund drive pledges to be paid in full.

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Table of Contents From the Desk of Lew Perkins........................................................................................................................................2 Student-Athlete Letter - Brad Thorson..........................................................................................................................3

Our Pledge .................................................................................................................................................4 Mission of Williams Educational Fund...........................................................................................................................4 Where Does Your Money Go?......................................................................................................................................5

Your Membership.......................................................................................................................................6 Definition of a Current Member....................................................................................................................................6 How to Pledge................................................................................................................................................................6 Unfulfilled Pledges...........................................................................................................................................................6 Anonymous Giving.........................................................................................................................................................6 Ways to Give...................................................................................................................................................................7 Credit Card Charges.....................................................................................................................................................7 Restricted/Unrestricted Giving......................................................................................................................................7 Account Representatives..............................................................................................................................................7

Exciting New Benefits.................................................................................................................................8 Tradition Appreciation...................................................................................................................................................8 Kansas Athletics Lifetime Society..................................................................................................................................8 Changing Account Names...........................................................................................................................................8

Williams Educational Fund Benefits Chart................................................................................................9 Priority Point System......................................................................................................................................................10 Tax Information.............................................................................................................................................................11 Jr. Williams Fund............................................................................................................................................................12 Wheel Club....................................................................................................................................................................13

Your Tickets and Parking.........................................................................................................................14 Allocation of Season Tickets........................................................................................................................................14 Ordering.........................................................................................................................................................................14 Seating...........................................................................................................................................................................14 Quantity.........................................................................................................................................................................14 Sit-by...............................................................................................................................................................................14 Premium Seating...........................................................................................................................................................15 Large Group Tickets.....................................................................................................................................................15 Tickets for Off-Campus Events.....................................................................................................................................16 Hotel Accommodations..............................................................................................................................................16 Football Bowl Lineup....................................................................................................................................................16 Men’s Basketball Post-Season Tickets.........................................................................................................................17 Ticket Marketplace......................................................................................................................................................18

IMG/Williams Educational Fund Relationship.........................................................................................18 Kansas Athletics Ticket Commitments........................................................................................................................19 Parking...........................................................................................................................................................................20 Handicapped Parking.................................................................................................................................................20

Being Compliant.......................................................................................................................................21 Compliance 101...........................................................................................................................................................21 Are you a booster?.......................................................................................................................................................21 Terminology...................................................................................................................................................................22 Recruiting.......................................................................................................................................................................23 Extra Benefits.................................................................................................................................................................23 Employment..................................................................................................................................................................23 Student-Athlete Letter - Rebeka Stowe.....................................................................................................................24

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From the Desk of Lew Perkins As we reflect on this past year, I’m reminded of all the wonderful individual success stories by our student-athletes which have shined through the departmental turmoil we have faced. Through the trouble and uncertainty, the student-athletes’ desire to succeed has been a constant. Another constant is the loyalty of the Williams Educational Fund to support our studentathletes’ success. Your generosity directly impacts the lives of hundreds of studentathletes each year. Your tax-deductible donation supports our athletic teams with state-of-the-art facilities.

Some highlights over the past several years: w The Booth Family Hall of Athletics opened in Allen Fieldhouse in 2006, and expanded in 2009. w Allen Fieldhouse has been enhanced with major renovations, the latest efforts have provided a new practice facility, a beautiful donor atrium, new concourses, new concessions areas and locker rooms and lounges for both men’s and women’s basketball. w These improvements to Allen Fieldhouse follow the addition of the state-of-the-art video board, lighting and sound systems. w The Anderson Family Football Complex and two new practice fields were completed in 2008. A beautiful new HD video board made its debut at the Spring Game last spring. w Our baseball complex now includes the McCarthy Family Clubhouse, an indoor hitting facility, and a new scoreboard which includes a new state-of-the-art video board. w Built in 2009 with assistance also from the KU student body, the Kansas Boathouse is a beautiful, 14,000 square-foot facility for our rowing team. w New lights for softball w In 2008, we added the Knapheide Family Practice Facility for golfers. w New locker rooms for soccer w The First-Serve Tennis Facility became part of Kansas Athletics in 2010 and we’re remodeling to better meet our team’s needs. w One area that impacts nearly every student-athlete who attends KU is our newly remodeled StudentAthlete Support Services, offering private tutoring rooms, as well as increased technology access and availability. All of the above-mentioned examples of development would simply be ideas on a piece of paper or lists on a spreadsheet if it weren’t for the generosity and support of you, our Williams Educational Fund members. Your donations support our student-athletes, not only through facility improvements but also directly through scholarships. This past academic year we had 500 student-athletes on campus who appreciate and count on your support to achieve academic and athletic success. This year included some terrific accomplishments and some bumps in the road for the Kansas Athletics family and Jayhawk faithful. But through it all, our focus remains true. Our commitment is to our student-athletes; the young men and women whose lives are being shaped in part because of the opportunities they are given at the University of Kansas. Thank you for your role in their success in the classroom, where we’ve again seen academic excellence this year, and for supporting them on the field, the court, the track, the course, and the water. Our studentathletes would not have the opportunities before them without you. We appreciate your on-going support and commitment to Kansas Athletics.

Lew Perkins Director of Kansas Athletics

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Student-Athlete Letter To our loyal supporters: Let me first state that I feel like one of the luckiest people alive. Having attended another big institution, I can truly say the Kansas experience is one of a kind. Before I came to Kansas I thought about giving up college athletics, forfeiting all my dreams. Looking back, I can’t believe the thought crossed my mind because everything I’ve gained here drives me to try and return the favor everyday. Yet no matter what I do, I can never give back what KU has given me, and the most special part is my experience is not unique. There are over 500 other student-athletes who feel the same way. That’s right, over 500 student-athletes! We rarely get the opportunity to thank those responsible for making this dream possible, so I jumped at the chance to tell you about the terrific things your generosity brings to us. The best way to help you understand is to talk about our amazing daily schedule. I should apologize ahead of time because I think so highly of a student-athlete’s life, I might make you jealous writing about it. From the time we wake up, we represent our school and athletics department with pride. The first thing for most of us, after brushing our teeth and grabbing a snack, is a trip to the weight room. All the former students I know complain about how hard it is to get to the gym but every morning we get our own personal trainers to keep us at elite fitness and strength levels. Not only do we have some of the most well-respected strength coaches (just ask Sherron Collins about Andrea Hudy), but we are one of a very select few to have a nutritionist on staff to make sure we get fueled for a busy day ahead. If you were able to sit on Wescoe Beach, as I’m sure you did a few years back, you would be able to pick out athletes on the way to class because we are always wearing the most Jayhawk clothing. We take tremendous pride in Kansas, just as you do. From class and a quick lunch, it’s straight to practice in our pristine facilities. The attention to detail and unbelievable amenities make me wonder if I should ever go home or just live at the football complex. With the new football staff, part of me would really want to stay there all the time if our coaches didn’t go home to their families. Top to bottom, I always hear athletes talk about how wonderful their coaches are and what great relationships we are able to build with them. The preparation mentally and physically is what we truly love, and to have both great facilities and people to work with is very rare. After practice it’s a quick dinner and back to studying and tutoring. In between, we find time to jam in over 3,000 hours of community service along with going to our fellow student-athletes’ games and events. As grueling as the day sounds, it really is nothing compared to a 9-5 job, so we’re all thanking our lucky stars that we get 4-5 years to relish in a special place like Lawrence. The cross-team camaraderie coupled with the most outstanding athletics personnel truly makes Kansas my home away from home. Kansas is a one-of-a-kind place. I’ll be telling people for the rest of my life about the amazing times I had here. Thankfully those times aren’t over with one more season approaching. I know you’re all tremendously busy working to support your families and I cannot express my gratitude enough for taking time to read my letter. We all bleed crimson and blue no matter where we go and we always know we’ll have a home in Lawrence. My father always tells me adversity is not a question of IF, but WHEN, and even in these adverse times please know that we stand resolute in our goal to be champions because of your continued support. Sincerely,

Brad Thorson Current KU football player and member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Executive Board

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Our Pledge To You Williams Educational Fund Mission Statement: The Williams Educational Fund generates financial support for all student-athletes with a responsibility to facilitate, promote, and enhance academic and athletic experiences.

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To provide the best opportunities - both in the classroom and on the playing surface - in the 18 men’s and women’s sports at the University of Kansas.

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To provide the highest academic and athletic support to each of our 500+ student-athletes.

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To compete at the highest level with the country’s best athletics programs.

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To preserve Kansas’ proud history by maintaining and improving our athletic facilities, and enhancing our student-athletes’ development, both in the classroom and on the fields of competition.

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To pursue, hire and train the very best coaches and administrative staff.

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Where Does Your Money Go? Hall of Fame | $50,000+ [102 donors in 2010]

v Funds one full Out-of-State Scholarship and one In-State Scholarship

Champion | $25,000-$49,999 [145]

Student-Athlete

Scholarships

v Funds one full In-State Scholarship for one student-athlete

All-American | $10,000-$24,999 [291]

In-State Student-Athlete

Out-of-State Student-Athlete

Tuition & Fees

$

7,926.00

$

19,480.00

v Funds one full year of room and board for one student-athlete

Room

$

4,039.65

$

4,039.65

Board

$

5,824.00

$

5,824.00

Legend | $5,000-$9,999 [343]

Books

$

400.00

$

400.00

Academic & Career Services

$

3,238.10

$

3,238.10

Student-Athlete Development

$

788.25

$

788.25

v Funds one full year of room and books for one student-athlete

MVP | $2,500-$4,999 [391]

v Funds one semester of room and books for one student-athlete

Total Cost of Attendance per Student-Athlete

$ 22,216.00

$ 33,770.00

Direct scholarship costs are in bold.

Rock Chalk | $1,000-$2,499 [763]

v Funds one full year of required campus fees for one student-athlete

Jayhawk | $500-$999 [629]

The Williams Educational Fund strives to offer our studentathletes in every sport the finest college experience in the country.

v Funds one full year of books for one student-athlete

Crimson & Blue | $300-$499 [222]

v Funds one semester of books for one student-athlete

Outland | $100-$299 [2,163]

v Assists in funding required per credit course fees Please note new Crimson & Blue and Outland giving levels beginning in 2011.

Williams Fund - Unrestricted

$14,000,000

69%

Contributions restricted for debt service

$2,000,000

10%

Endowment Earnings & Interest

$1,342,861

7%

Williams Fund - Scholarships

$1,208,938

6%

Suites Contributions

$1,146,095

5%

$606,000

3%

Margin of Excellence Contributions

Total Williams Fund Income (2010)

$20,303,894 100%

In fiscal year 2010, the Williams Educational Fund raised just over $20 million from your contributions in the areas indicated (above). Operating expenses were just over $24 million to fund KU’s 18 intercollegiate sports (right).

These charts show the types and amounts of income that were raised in 2010 and where that money was spent. We appreciate the efforts of all of our 5,000+ loyal donors who help us give our teams the resources they need to compete at the highest level.

Grants in Aid

$8,900,000

37%

Sport Operating Expenses

$5,244,453

22%

Debt Service

$4,462,714

18%

Team Travel

$3,500,000

14%

Student-Athlete Wellness

$1,267,018

5%

Student-Athlete Academic Support

$650,691

3%

Marching Band & Cheer

$133,964

1%

Total Expenditures (2010)

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$24,158,840 100%


Your Membership v A “current member” is defined as an individual who has made a pledge or payment during the current fund drive. The current 2011 Fund Drive begins July 1, 2010 and ends June 1, 2011. If a donor has made past contributions and/or has an accumulated priority points total in his/her account, but has not made a pledge or contribution for the current fund drive, he/she is not a current member and therefore will not have priority for ordering season tickets. v Payments may be made in-full or by pledge to be paid during the current fund drive. Pledges entitle the donor to activate their priority points.

To make a Williams Educational Fund Pledge: v Mail or fax completed 2011 Donor Gift Form. You must be at least 18 years of age to create a Williams Educational Fund account in your name. All pledges must be received in writing. v Visit our DonorNet site – jayhawks.donornetpac.com – to post your pledge, make contributions directly to your account and view your account history. v Contributions to the Williams Educational Fund are nonrefundable. Donors who do not fulfill their Williams Educational Fund pledge will not receive credit for a donation or be permitted to order tickets until the original pledge is satisfied. If the pledge remains uncollected, the donor will not be considered a “current member” and thus will not have priority for available season tickets. Additionally, the donor will not be allowed to donate to a future fund drive or order tickets until he/she fulfills his/her previous pledge. Once the payment is made, he/she may make a contribution to the current fund drive. This contribution may not be in the form of a pledge; rather, it must be paid in full up front.

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Anonymous Giving A donor may request, as permitted by the Kansas Open Records statutes, that their name and any personally identifiable information not be released. The contribution will be made anonymous and the donor will not receive recognition in any publications. However, the donor will receive acknowledgement of their donation for income tax purposes and will be credited with all applicable priority points. For donors who wish to receive recognition, contribution information may be released if requested in an open records request pursuant to the Kansas Open Records statutes.

v Note: You may remove a name from your account upon mutual consent of both parties. When an account is established in the name of a donor and a spouse, you cannot remove one name or the other without a notarized letter, signed by both parties, indicating mutual agreement with such action.


Ways to Give

Help Us Make Your Donation Go Further

Gifts to Kansas Athletics may be made in a variety of ways, including:

Credit card charges cost Kansas Athletics approximately $400,000 annually. That amount is equivalent to the cost of attendance for 18 in-state student-athletes. It is our hope that you will help mitigate this expense by fulfilling your pledge by way of check, money order or stock transfer.

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CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS OR CREDIT CARDS. The majority of giving is done in this manner. Please send donations to:

Williams Educational Fund P.O. Box 414280 Kansas City, MO 64141-4280.

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GIFT OF APPRECIATED PROPERTY. Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real property, etc. are all accepted as gifts. If you wish to make gifts of stock, please contact KU Endowment at (785) 832-7400 and ask for the Finance Department.

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GIFTS-IN-KIND. Gifts that are budget-relieving for Kansas Athletics are accepted on a limited basis. All giftsin-kind must be pre-approved by the Athletics Director.

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MATCHING GIFTS. Many companies offer matching gift programs for their employees. Please contact your company’s personnel/human resources office as policies affecting such qualifying gifts vary from one company to another. Please be aware that employers reserve the right to modify matching gift guidelines or even discontinue the matching gift program; therefore, the gift policy of your company may change each year. Donors are responsible for the matching gift claim if their company discontinues or modifies its matching gift program. To be eligible, a matching gift form must accompany each payment to the Williams Educational Fund.

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DEFERRED GIVING. This represents an area of charitable giving that is important to the future of Kansas Athletics. It is necessary to acknowledge that deferred gifts provide no current income or benefits to Kansas Athletics and thus, priority points are not awarded for such gifts. For more information on deferred giving, please contact KU Endowment at: (785) 832-7415.

Account Representatives The Williams Educational Fund utilizes an account management system where each donor is assigned an associate from the staff. It is the associate’s responsibility to address donor questions or concerns. In addition, the account representative keeps donors updated on upcoming events and relevant Williams Educational Fund deadlines. As a donor, you are encouraged to call your account representative directly with any question you may have.

Please call the Williams Educational Fund at (785) 864-3946 if you do not have your representative’s contact information.

Gifts supporting Kansas Athletics may be directed for: r UNRESTRICTED. This is the preferred type of giving, as it supports all budget areas that benefit studentathletes. This includes: academic & career services, sports medicine, student-athlete development, strength & conditioning, nutritionists, scholarships and room and board. Unrestricted giving does NOT support salaries. r SCHOLARSHIPS. This type of support goes toward tuition, fees, room and board, and books for our studentathletes.

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Exciting New Benefits New for 2011! The Williams Educational Fund is implementing two programs during the 2011 Fund Drive to recognize its most faithful supporters of our student-athletes. Tradition Appreciation recognizes loyalty through years of giving. The Phog Allen Society is based on lifetime giving to athletics.

YOU are part of these great new incentives.

Tradition Appreciation Recognizing Years of Giving

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To reward the individuals who have supported Kansas Athletics through the years, we will award 25 priority points for every 5 years of donating, dating retroactively back to 1978. Donors will receive the points for each 5-year benchmark during the 2011 Fund Drive.

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Williams Educational Fund members will receive scoreboard recognition for their continued support (unless you have elected to remain anonymous).

Kansas Athletics Lifetime Society Recognizing Lifetime Giving

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Changing Account Names To show appreciation for your continued support, the Williams Educational Fund is now offering the ability to make a onetime account transfer to an immediate family member for Legend, All-American, Champion and Hall of Fame membership level donors. An immediate family member is, as defined by the Williams Educational Fund, a parent, brother, sister, son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter (must be 18 years of age). To Complete the Process: Donors need to fill out the Account Name Change form on our website or call our office to obtain a copy. All of the new account information, including address and phone numbers, are part of the approval form. Any current and new account holders must sign the form and submit it to the Williams Educational Fund office to be approved. Once approved, changes will be made in the Williams Educational Fund and Ticket Office systems and a letter will be mailed to both parties. At that point, the process is complete.

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May select “same-as-last-year” or attend selecta-seat for a maximum of six (6) men’s basketball season tickets May order an additional six (6) men’s basketball tickets to be seated at their priority point total One pass to the Donor Atrium/Naismith Room per season ticket, maximum of six (6) Framed letter signed by head coaches Invitation to Phog Allen Society reception Name recognition in Allen Fieldhouse*

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May order an additional four (4) men’s basketball season tickets to be seated at their priority point total One pass to the Donor Atrium/Naismith Room per season ticket, maximum of six (6) Framed letter signed by head coaches Invitation to Phog Allen Society reception Name recognition in Allen Fieldhouse*

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Framed letter signed by head coaches Invitation to Phog Allen Society reception Name recognition in Allen Fieldhouse*

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Recognition & Communication

One-time account name change Annual call from a student-athlete to thank you for your gift Luggage tag Membership decal Priority points activation Recognition in game-day programs Recognition in annual report Tax deduction Personal account representative Head coaches’ dinner Invitation to Senior & Scholar Athlete Banquet

Entertainment

Special basketball practice invitations Reserved seating for Late Night Special football practice invitations Invitation to Spring Game tailgate Advanced invite to Roundball with Bill Self & Bonnie Henrickson Special one-game invite to Jayhawk Village (# of complimentary tickets indicated)

Naismith Room & Donor Atrium priority

Available For Purchase

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Men‘s Basketball Big 12 Championship ticket priority Men’s Basketball NCAA 1st & 2nd round ticket priority

Tickets & Parking

Men’s Basketball NCAA Regional ticket priority Men’s Basketball NCAA Final Four ticket priority

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Big 12 Football Championship ticket priority

9th

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Football bowl game ticket priority

9th

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9th

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Away football ticket priority

9th

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Women’s Basketball Postseason ticket priority

9th

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Buy and sell tickets on Ticket Marketplace *Please note the Outland level has changed from $100-$249 to $100-$299 and the Crimson & Blue level has changed from $250-$499 to $300-$499.

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Priority Point System Priority Points will be activated only for current Williams Educational Fund donors (minimum $100 gift per fund drive). Points are only viewable online for active accounts. Current members of the Williams Educational Fund will be given first opportunity to purchase season tickets. Accounts receive point credit for membership in the Chancellor’s Club and/or KU Alumni Association, regardless of how many on the account are eligible for credit. Points will be credited for each spouse or life partner who attended KU, is employed by KU or is a member of K-Club. Prior to football Select-A-Seat, Kansas Athletics imports point data from the KU Endowment/Alumni database. To ensure that your alumni points are in your account before football seating, please have your pledge on file prior to April 1. KAI Current Year Points.................................................1 pt/$100 (1) * 2011 Annual Giving Incentive. .................................2 pts/$100 above 2010 Pledge KAI Donations Since 1978.............................................1 pt/$100 KAI Double Points (1/1/04 - 6/30/04)...........................2 pts/$100 Building on Excellence (6/1/08)...................................3 pts/$100 Football Season Ticket Purchases...............................1 pt/Season Ticket Football Bonus Points....................................................5 pts/Season Ticket (max 4 tickets, beginning 2005) 2010 Football Special Promotion Bonus Points...........20 pts/15 pts/10 pts (one-time) 2009 Football SAS Increased Order.............................10 pts/Increased ticket (one-time) 2008 Online Football Bonus Points...............................5 pts/Season Ticket (one-time) 2007 Online Football Bonus Points...............................10 pts/Season Ticket (one-time) Non-Football Season Ticket Years...............................2 pts/Sport, per Year (2) Loyalty Program............................................................5 pts/3 pts/1 pt * Bowl Tickets.................................................................2 pts/Ticket WEF Years of Donating.................................................2 pts/Year * Tradition Appreciation...............................................25 pts/Every 5 Years of Membership (3) Chancellor’s Club.........................................................10 pts/Initial Year, 1 pt/Year (4) Alumni Association........................................................10 pts/Initial Year, 1 pt/Year (5) K Club.............................................................................10 pts/Initial Year, 1 pt/Year (6) Spouse K Club................................................................10 pts/Initial Year, 1 pt/Year (6) Attended KU..................................................................10 pts (one-time) (7) Spouse Attended KU.....................................................10 pts (one-time) (7) Employment...................................................................1 pt/Year Spouse Employment.....................................................1 pt/Year Jr. WEF - Donation Points..............................................10 pts/Year (max 4 years) Jr. WEF - Student Ticket Package Points.....................5 pts/Year (max 4 years) Former Jr. Williams Fund Member................................20 pts (one-time)

* Bold = New category in 2011

Notes:

(1) Donations to Kansas Athletics include gifts to the Williams Educational Fund, approved capital projects and other approved fundraising ventures. (Beginning 2011, no bonus points will be awarded for annual giving.) (2) 2 points, regardless of number of non-football season tickets purchased per sport per season (soccer, volleyball, women’s basketball, softball, baseball). Beginning with the 2004-05 season, points are no longer awarded for purchasing men’s basketball season tickets. (3) Beginning in 1978, 5 points will be awarded per year, at every 5-year benchmark. (4) One-time credit of 10 points, 1 point per year beginning 2004-05 for continued membership. Chancellor’s Club membership requires unrestricted giving to KU Endowment of $1,000 or more per year. (5) One-time credit of 10 points, 1 point per year beginning 2004-05 for continued membership. (6) K Club open only to former KU student-athletes, managers or trainers (minimum two (2) years of service for managers and trainers). One-time credit of 10 points, 1 point per year beginning 2004-05 for continued membership. (7) One-time credit of 10 points, regardless of number of degrees earned.

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Tax Information v CONTRIBUTION

Donors to the Williams Educational Fund are entitled to receive reserved seating locations for any season tickets. Although the cost of tickets is not tax deductible, 80 percent of a contribution to Kansas Athletics or other funds for the benefit of Kansas Athletics are eligible for a charitable income tax deduction in accordance with Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 170(1). Kansas Athletics is a charitable organization exempt from income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and is not a private foundation as defined in Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. Kansas Athletics recommends reviewing all charitable tax deductions with a qualified financial advisor.

v WAIVER OF BENEFITS

In order to deduct 100 percent of a contribution to Kansas Athletics, the donor must request in writing a waiver of benefits at the time of making a pledge and/or contribution. A waiver of benefits precludes the donor from receiving rights to any goods or services in exchange for a contribution. In requesting a waiver of benefits (see chart on page 9), the donor further understands that he or she forfeits priority points for that gift as well as any benefits associated with their respective membership level; once priority points are relinquished, they cannot be credited retroactively to a donor’s account.

v QUID PRO QUO

Additionally, all contributions are further governed by portions of the IRC that distinguish between quid pro quo gifts and token (or de minimis) items. Donor pins, newsletters and on-campus parking do not reduce the amount eligible for deduction, as they are considered de minimis items by the IRS. Other quid pro quo items (e.g., goods or services the donors receive in consideration for donations) can further reduce deductibility. Contributions are tax deductible only to the point they exceed the value of such goods or services. Kansas Athletics and KU Endowment recognize that donors utilize a variety of ways to make gifts to support Kansas Athletics, including private family foundations and donor-advised funds at community foundations/mutual fund companies. In accordance with IRC section 170(1), if a donor wants to direct an aggregate gift amount for Kansas Athletics from a private foundation or donor-advised fund, 80 percent of that amount will be deductible and can come from this type of gift source. However, the 20 percent balance of the total gift must come from the donor personally and will be treated as the non-deductible portion of the aggregate gift in recognition of the right to purchase preferred seating (priority points).

v SUBSTANTIATION REQUIREMENTS

For contributions of $250 or more, the IRS will allow for a deduction only when the donor retains written acknowledgement from the receiving charity substantiating the gift. A cancelled check no longer is considered sufficient substantiation. KU Endowment will furnish all donors with official tax receipts for each contribution. Donors making payments of $250 or more on their pledge must retain the receipt to support deductions taken on income tax returns.

Kansas Athletics and KU Endowment encourage donors to seek their own tax and legal counsel in matters related to their charitable giving.

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Jr. Williams Fund The Williams Educational Fund optional campus fee of $25 is to enroll current KU students in the Jr. Williams Fund. The goal is to encourage current students to participate in the Williams Fund and accumulate up to 80 points by graduation. To be eligible for this program, students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at the University of Kansas. Students will be eligible for any four-year window, whether in undergraduate, graduate, law school or medical school. The Jr. Williams Fund gives students the opportunity to establish permanent points and be involved in the Williams Fund before they graduate. The points accumulated give Jr. Williams Fund members a better location while selecting their basketball and football tickets when beginning their professional careers.

The points offered are as follows: v For $25 annually students receive 10 points per year ($1,000 value). This enables the students to establish up to 40 points while in school. v Students will receive an additional 20 points ($2,000 value) if they join the Williams Fund as an active donor ($100 minimum) within a year of graduation. v Students involved in the Jr. Williams Fund also receive priority in their ticket allocation for post-season play. v Students in the Jr. Williams Fund receive 5 points for the purchase of season tickets (combo-pack) per year. Since its formation in 2009, the overall intention of the Jr. Williams Fund program is to help students establish points and enable current students to become familiar with the mission and goals of the Williams Fund. Many young alumni are hesitant to join the Williams Fund because the points they wish to develop would take years to accumulate. Joining the Jr. Williams Fund helps alleviate this transition. A Jr. Williams Fund membership does not entitle the student to full donor privileges. A minimum contribution of $100 is required to participate in Williams Educational Fund donor seating. This contribution is made above the Jr. Williams Fund membership.

Students can join the Jr. Williams Fund by visiting: v Optional Campus Fees in the student Enroll and Pay system v Jr. Williams Fund tab under Williams Educational Fund at kuathletics.com

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Wheel Club The University of Kansas Wheel Club is a benefit given to members of Kansas Athletics Incorporated. This program helps Kansas Athletics attract and retain some of the top coaches and administrators in the country. The recipient of the car is taxed on the car’s manufacturer’s suggested retail value in accordance with IRS guidelines.

Dealer Benefits v Priority Points w

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Priority Points

Wheel Club

Each vehicle is assigned points according to a scale related to the value (MSRP/Retail) of the vehicle. These points are permanent priority points and are treated as “gift-in-kind.” (Tax issues related to this donation are the responsibility of the provider/dealer.) 20 priority points will be awarded for each additional car (listed as a $2,000 GIK).

Annual Credit (MSRP/Credit)

Gift-in-Kind for Donation

Priority Points

$ 20,000

$ 6,000

60

$ 30,000

$ 7,500

75

$ 40,000

$ 9,000

90

$ 50,000

$ 11,000

110

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Season tickets may be purchased in accordance with Williams Fund policy. Dealers may choose to keep the same seats as the previous year as long as the dealer’s priority point total is comparable to point totals in their section.

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For non-sold out venues, dealers may request 2 complimentary tickets with an option to purchase additional tickets, depending on availability and at the discretion of the Director of Athletics.

v Recognition w Each dealer will receive scoreboard recognition at one KU football game as well as one KU men’s and women’s basketball game. w A recognition plaque for participation in the KU Wheel Club. w Invitation to attend the Jayhawk Village for the KU football home opener. Passes equal to the number of season tickets purchased – maximum of 6. w Each dealer will receive a complimentary autographed men’s team basketball.

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Your Tickets Allocation of Season Tickets v The Williams Educational Fund and the Athletics

Ticket Office will organize a Select-A-Seat event for members who purchase season tickets to Football, Men’s Basketball and Women’s Basketball. All donors will be given a specific date and time, based on their priority point total, in which they or their representative can come and “selecttheir-seats.” For patrons who do not live locally, or cannot attend due to a scheduling conflict, we will be happy to contact you by telephone at your scheduled appointment time. A confirmation letter will be sent to all current donors listing their specific ALLEN FIELDHOUSE date and time for selection of seats. Donors who cannot be reached by phone will be seated at their scheduled date and time in the best available seats. w

ORDERING. Ticket applications will be sent to all current members of the Williams Educational Fund.

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SEATING. Current members of the Williams Educational Fund (minimum donation of $100 per year) will be given first priority to purchase tickets. Points will be activated only for current members of the Williams Educational Fund. Being a member, however, does not guarantee the right to obtain tickets. v The top 50 active donors, ranked in descending priority point order, will have the first right of refusal on their previous year’s seat location. v The top 50 donors who decide to select new seats and donors ranked from 51-100 will receive a personal phone call from their account representative, at a pre-determined time in priority point total order, to decide seat location.

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MEN’S BASKETBALL QUANTITY – Maximum of six (6) seated in priority order. Additional tickets will be seated by priority point total at the conclusion of select-a-seat.

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FOOTBALL QUANTITY – Maximum of 12 seated in priority order. Additional tickets will be seated by priority point total at the conclusion of select-a-seat.

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SIT-BY. The “sit-by” option for seating will be available only by attending a Select-A-Seat event with the patron who has the lowest point total in your group. Please notify your Williams Educational Fund Account Representative if you are considering this option.

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TICKET COMMITMENTS. A map showing ticket commitments will be available at Select-A-Seat. See page 19 for more details.

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PRIORITY POINT BREAKDOWN. Beginning with the 2011 Fund Drive, point breakdowns per section will be available online upon the completion of SelectA-Seat.

HOREJSI FAMILY ATHLETIC CENTER

MEMORIAL STADIUM (2010 SEASON)

Reserved Family Zone Students/Band

HOGLUND BALLPARK

SOUTH

A

B

C

bench

D bench

F

PRESS BOX

E

NORTH

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Premium Seating v Premium seating includes the Ward Family Scholarship Suites, the Touchdown Club and Allen Fieldhouse Courtside Seating. v Upon availability, premium seating will be offered to Williams Educational Fund members by their current annual membership level and then by priority point total. v Premium seating contributions count toward your priority point total but do not count toward your membership level. v Previous holders have the first right of refusal.

Large Group Tickets v Groups with a total of 20 or more football season tickets are eligible for large group seating. All individuals of the group have to purchase their football season tickets and have a current year pledge with the Williams Educational Fund by the season ticket application deadline. Each individual group member is subject to the maximum seating requirement of 12 tickets at the time of selection; all additional tickets are allocated after the Select-A-Seat event. For the 2010 and 2011 seasons, those accounts that choose to keep the same seats as last year may increase by up to a total of two tickets if available by the group seating. v In order to request large group seating, the group leader (1 contact per group), must complete the large group request form, which can be found at www. kuathletics.com. For each account that wishes to be in the group, all contact information as well as a signature adhering to the participation in the large group seating must be completed. The large group request form must then be returned to the Kansas Athletics Ticket Office by the announced ticket deadline. v Once the season ticket deadline has passed, the average points (sum of all points divided by number of accounts in the large group) will be calculated. The group leader will receive a letter indicating the date and time of seat selection based on the average number of priority points. At the date and time of the selection, the group leader (and any additional members who wish to attend) will attend the football Select-A-Seat event and choose seats for all members of the large group. v Policy for Adjacent Accounts w In the football seasons when donors have the option to keep their same seats as the previous season, donors may switch ticket quantities and locations with an adjacent account holder. This may be done and no seats may be gained in the process. Both account holders must give their approval.

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Tickets for Off-Campus Events v Ticketing and seats for away games, in-season tournaments and post-season games will be allocated first by Williams Educational Fund membership level and then by points within that membership level. v Tickets for away games are available on a very limited basis since we obtain so few tickets from opponent schools. Post-season ticket allotments vary from year to year. Being at a certain membership level does not guarantee you the right to order and/or receive tickets. v For more information see benefits chart on page 9.

Travel/Hotel Accommodations v The Williams Educational Fund has partnered with Premiere Global Sports | College Division for all donor

travel. Please contact Premiere Global Sports for any donor travel hosted by the Williams Educational Fund. The contact information is:

w Premiere Global Sports | College Division www.jayhawksportstravel.com (877) 713-1982 (toll free)

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Each football bowl committee assigns hotels for that specific bowl game. The Williams Educational Fund assigns hotels based on membership level and then points within that membership level.

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The NCAA assigns hotels for all rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The Williams Educational Fund assigns donors to the hotels based on membership level and then points within that membership level.

2010/11 Big 12 Bowl Games w

BCS National Championship – Glendale, AZ [Jan. 10]

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Tostitos Fiesta Bowl – Glendale, AZ [Jan. 1]

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AT&T Cotton Bowl – Dallas, TX [Jan. 7]

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Valero Alamo Bowl – San Antonio, TX [Dec. 29]

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Insight Bowl – Tempe, AZ [Dec. 28]

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Bridgepoint Holiday Bowl – San Diego, CA [Dec. 30]

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Texas Bowl – Houston, TX [Dec. 29]

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New Era Pinstripe Bowl – New York City, NY [Dec. 30]

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Dallas Football Classic/Eagle Bank – Dallas, TX [Jan. 1]

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Post-Season Tickets Post-season tickets are allocated first by membership level and then by points within the membership level.

2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament v First & Second Rounds (March 17-20) w w w w w w w w w

Dayton, OH – UD Arena Denver, CO – Pepsi Center Tampa, FL – St. Pete Times Forum Tucson, AZ – McKale Center Washington, DC – Verizon Center Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena Chicago, IL – United Center Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena Tulsa, OK – BOK Center

v Regionals (March 24-27) w w w w

Anaheim, CA – Honda Center New Orleans, LA – Louisiana Superdome Newark, NJ – Prudential Center San Antonio, TX – Alamodome

v Final Four (April 2 & 4) w

Houston, TX – Reliant Stadium

First & Second Rounds

Regionals

Tickets Guaranteed: 350 Add’l tickets available: 200 TOTAL: 550 n Donors n Player/Guest & Official Party* n Students n Corporate Sponsorship n Faculty/Staff Tickets Guaranteed: 500 Add’l tickets available: 750 TOTAL: 1250 n Donors n Player/Guest & Official Party* n Students n Faculty/Staff n Corporate Sponsorship Tickets Guaranteed: 3600 Students – ** Separate allotment (500) n Donors n Player/Guest & Official Party* n Faculty/Staff n Corporate Sponsorship

Final Four

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* Information based upon 2010 NCAA Tournament allotments


Ticket Marketplace As a Williams Educational Fund donor, you have the opportunity to offer your tickets to other Jayhawk fans safely and securely at fair market value (you set the price) via Jayhawk Ticket Marketplace. This site enables fans to buy and sell unused premium tickets to KU athletic events. Only Williams Fund donors may access Ticket Marketplace. If a non-Williams Fund individual attempts to log on to the site, he/she will need to pay a $100 registration fee which will make that person a Williams Fund member at the Outland level. Kansas Athletics mails checks at the end of the respective season to those donors who sold tickets on Ticket Marketplace. In an effort to make sure every seat is filled in Allen Fieldhouse, we are discontinuing the Ticket Turnback program and encourage you to use the Ticket Marketplace site. In recent years, turned back tickets to the Williams Fund have gone unused. Our goal is to make sure Allen Fieldhouse is filled for every game so please visit Ticket Marketplace or offer your tickets to family, friends or co-workers so we can continue to make Allen Fieldhouse a special place.

For more information regarding Ticket Marketplace, please contact the Kansas Athletics Ticket Office at (785) 864-3141 or kutickets@ku.edu.

IMG/WEF Relationship v IMG College, operating as Jayhawk Sports Marketing, offers varied sports marketing services and is a partner with Kansas Athletics, Inc. IMG College, a division of IMG Worldwide, has managed multimedia rights for the University of Kansas since 2007. Jayhawk Sports Marketing’s mission is to generate revenue through corporate partnerships and promote the KU brand across the country – locally, regionally and nationally – which helps recruit student-athletes as well as students to the University. Jayhawk Sports Marketing drives revenue to athletics for scholarships, capital projects and other needs. v In April 2010, Kansas Athletics and Jayhawk Sports Marketing extended their current agreement to go through the 2021-22 academic year. The multimedia rights partnership is worth more than $86 million in guaranteed payments to Kansas Athletics. With the new extension comes a new, larger video board at Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium. The more than $6 million in annual funds provides KU student-athletes with a top academic and athletic experience. v The Jayhawk Television and Radio Networks are two important components of the multimedia partnership. The radio network consists of 34 stations in 28 markets that cover the state of Kansas and reach into Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska and Texas, and nationally via Sirius Satellite Radio, delivering KU football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball to fans throughout that area. The television network broadcasts men’s and women’s basketball games, weekly coaches’ shows and pre and post-season shows. To assist with customer service, Jayhawk Sports Marketing may pass along details regarding time-sensitive parking information, weather delays or traffic information. v Another way Jayhawk Sports Marketing assists Kansas Athletics is by enhancing the game day experience for fans through promotions, game day giveaway items, game programs and fan guides. v One misconception about Allen Fieldhouse seating is that it is becoming “corporate,” when that in fact isn’t the case. As a part of its agreement with Kansas Athletics, Jayhawk Sports Marketing gets less than 1% of the tickets in Allen Fieldhouse, with a vast majority of these seats being in the third level outside the base lines.

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Kansas Athletics Ticket Commitments The following are seating obligations that are allocated prior to Select-A-Seat events. A map showing the allocation of these seats will be available at Select-A-Seat.

Men’s Basketball

Football

v Band

v Band

v Bench Crew

v Chain Gang

v Corporate Sponsorship

v Corporate Sponsorship

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Adidas Coca-Cola Media & Advertising Jayhawk Sports Marketing Big 12 Corporate Sponsorships

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Adidas Coca-Cola Media & Advertising Jayhawk Sports Marketing Big 12 Corporate Sponsorships

v Development/Administrative Holds

v Development/Administrative Holds

v Faculty/Staff Seating

v Faculty/Staff Seating

v High School Recruits & Coaches

v Guest Coaches Program

v K Club (former men’s basketball letter winners and must be current WEF members)

v High School Recruits & Coaches

v KU Students

v K Club (former football letter winners and must be current WEF members)

v Limited Mobility & Wheelchair Seating

v KU Students

v Non-participating Student-Athletes

v Limited Mobility & Wheelchair Seating

v Player/Guest Admissions

v Non-participating Student-Athletes

v Professional Team Scouting Representatives

v Player/Guest Admissions

v Rock Chalk Community Partners (JBP)

v Professional Team Scouting Representatives

v Visiting Team

v Rock Chalk Community Partners (JBP)

v Wheel Club

v Visiting Team v Wheel Club

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Parking Parking permits may be ordered on the season ticket application and the parking preference form should be completed and submitted at the same time. All parking is subject to availability and not all parking permits may be allocated together. KU Parking & Transit derives all revenue from the parking passes.

2010 Tailgating Map

Parking passes are allocated by membership level and then by priority points within that level. For football parking, your membership level will determine the number of surface lot parking passes you may receive near Memorial Stadium.

v FOOTBALL Membership Level Hall of Fame Champion All-American Legend-Outland

Surface Lots 3 2 1 1

Additional Passes Parking Facility Parking Facility Parking Facility Lot 54 or 72*

* Near Allen Fieldhouse. Additional passes are allocated at the end of membership level allocation. A bus shuttle service is offered from lots surrounding Allen Fieldhouse.

v BASKETBALL Membership Level Hall of Fame Champion All-American Legend-Outland

Surface Lots 3 2 1 1

Additional Passes Lot 90 Lot 90 Lot 90 Lot 90

Handicapped Accessible Parking v Memorial Stadium

Handicapped/Limited Mobility parking for football games is available east of Memorial Stadium in Lot 94 (26 spots) and west of Memorial Stadium in Lot 59 (12 spots) on a first-come, first-served basis for $20 per parking space/per game. Kansas state law requires that handicapped spaces must be available to all and spaces cannot be reserved. You must display your state-issued accessible license plate or hangtag and have your personal identification card with you. Enter at 11th and Maine St. or 11th and Mississippi St. and our parking personnel will direct you to the appropriate areas. For donors who have difficulty walking, we recommend using our limited mobility cart program for parking lots surrounding the stadium. If handicapped parking stalls in Lots 59 and 94 are full, an accessible Shuttle Bus is available from Lot 90 and Lot 72 ($20 per stall). Lot 90 is located east of Allen Fieldhouse. Enter Lot 90 at Naismith Drive and Schwegler Drive. Lot 72 is located on Irving Hill Road, northwest of Allen Fieldhouse.

v Allen Fieldhouse

For basketball games, there are handicapped parking stalls ($20) in four lots surrounding Allen Fieldhouse: Lots 70/71 (south) - 25 spaces Lot 72 (northwest) - 13 spaces Lot 54 (north of parking garage) - 3 spaces Allen Fieldhouse Parking Garage - 8 spaces

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Being Compliant Compliance 101: Understanding the “Rules of the Game” With the continued success of Kansas Athletics, the Compliance Office wants you to understand how you can help KU coaches and student-athletes. Institutional control of athletics is a fundamental requirement of NCAA legislation. Specifically, the NCAA constitution provides that each institution shall be responsible for: v Controlling its intercollegiate athletics program in compliance with the rules and regulations of the NCAA. v Monitoring its program to ensure compliance with identifying and reporting to the NCAA instances in which compliance has not been achieved and taking appropriate corrective action. v Ensuring that members of the institution’s staff, student-athletes and other individuals or groups representing the institution’s athletics interests comply with all applicable NCAA rules. Under NCAA rules, KU is responsible for all actions of its boosters. Therefore, it is also our responsibility to make you aware of consequences for violating the rules pertaining to permissible booster activity. Boosters found in violation are subject to losing benefits and privileges, including season tickets. In addition, the NCAA Committee on Infractions has required institutions to disassociate boosters, who have violated NCAA rules and regulations, from the institution.

Are you a “Booster”? You are a representative of KU’s athletics interests, more commonly known as a “booster,” if you meet any of the following conditions: v You are a member of any organization that promotes KU’s athletics program (e.g., Williams Educational Fund); v You have made a financial contribution to the KU athletics department or its booster organization; v You have assisted in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes for KU; v You have provided benefits (e.g., summer jobs or occasional family meals) to enrolled student-athletes; v You are the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of an enrolled student-athlete; or v You have, in any way, promoted the athletics program at KU.

Please remember: Once an individual has been identified as a booster, he or she retains this identity indefinitely. Even if you are not a booster as defined by the NCAA, know that your actions involving student-athletes can cause violations of NCAA rules. Something as simple as buying a student-athlete lunch at a fast food restaurant is, most likely, a NCAA violation. Please contact the Compliance Office with your questions regarding impermissible recruiting inducements and extra benefits.

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Compliance Terminology v CONTACT. A contact is a face-to-face encounter between a prospect or the prospect’s parent, relative or legal guardian and an institutional staff member or athletics representative during which dialogue occurs in excess of an exchange of a greeting. However, any such face-to-face encounter on the KU campus or during a KU event that is prearranged, or takes place on the grounds of the prospect’s educational institution or at the site of an organized competition or practice involving the prospect or the prospect’s high school, preparatory school, two-year college or all-star team, shall be considered a contact, regardless of the content of the conversation that occurs. v PROSPECTIVE STUDENT-ATHLETE. A prospective student-athlete, commonly known as a “prospect” or “recruit,” is any individual who has started classes for the ninth grade. In addition, a student who has not started classes for the ninth grade becomes a prospect if the institution contacts the student for recruiting purposes or provides the student (or the student’s relatives or friends) any financial assistance or other benefits that the institution does not generally provide to all prospective students. In addition, student-athletes enrolled in preparatory schools or two-year colleges are considered prospective student-athletes.

Please remember: A prospect remains a prospect even after he or she signs a National Letter of Intent or financial aid agreement to attend KU. The prospect does not lose this status until the start of classes at the university or until the beginning of official practice prior to the start of classes, whichever occurs first. After either classes or official practice begins, the prospective student-athlete then simply becomes a student-athlete. v STUDENT-ATHLETE. A student-athlete is any University of Kansas student who is a member of a varsity athletics team. v EXTRA BENEFIT. An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee or booster to provide a studentathlete or his/ her relatives or friends with a benefit not expressly authorized by the NCAA legislation. It is a violation of the NCAA rules to provide an extra benefit to a student-athlete.

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Recruiting Once a person enters the ninth grade they become a prospect for NCAA purposes. A prospect remains a prospect until initial enrollment at the University of Kansas, even if the prospect has signed a National Letter of Intent. Any contact by you or any other booster, alumnus or other representative of Kansas Athletics’ interests for the purpose of recruitment is strictly and clearly prohibited. It is not permissible for any member of Kansas Athletics’ staff, alumnus or booster to contact a student-athlete at another institution for the purpose of recruitment. A student-athlete who is attending another institution must receive written permission from their institution before they can have contact with the University of Kansas. If you know of a high school student-athlete who may want to attend KU, we encourage you to call the appropriate coach. Contacting a KU coach is the only permissible recruiting activity in which boosters may participate.

For specific NCAA rule interpretations, please contact: Kansas Athletics Compliance Office 1651 Naismith Drive Lawrence, KS 66045-4069

Phone: (785) 864-4200 Fax: (785) 864-5289 Email: compliance@ku.edu

Extra Benefits It is not permissible to provide any type of assistance to a prospect — financial or otherwise. A representative of Kansas Athletics’ interests or a “booster” may not provide ANYTHING to a prospect, their friends or family, even if the prospect has a signed National Letter of Intent or a Financial Aid Agreement.

Employment It is permissible for an athletics representative or alumnus/alumna to contact a prospect regarding summer employment prior to enrollment provided the prospect has signed a National Letter of Intent. However, no contact may be made without approval from the Compliance Office. In addition, the employment arrangement for the prospect may not begin until the prospect has graduated from high school. If the prospect is attending a two-year institution, the employment may not begin prior to the time that the prospect has officially withdrawn from or has completed the requirements for graduation at the two-year college. Together, the University of Kansas and YOU will make this program a success. These reminders will help guide you and ensure that Kansas Athletics operates within the rules of the NCAA as we continue toward our ultimate goal of academic and athletics excellence. If in doubt, remember that in most cases any contact with or benefits given to a prospect or an enrolled student-athlete or their family or friends is strictly prohibited.

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Student-Athlete Letter Faithful Donors: I want to begin by saying thank you a thousand times over. Since I was old enough to know what competition was, I wanted to be a collegiate athlete. I have been tremendously blessed to be a student-athlete here at the University of Kansas. All the opportunities provided to me stem from the support of you, the donors. When I was in the process of choosing a college, I took visits to a variety of strong institutions, all of which have incredible facilities and staffs. When I was comparing schools, none measured up to KU. Now that I have successfully completed two years here as a Jayhawk and have been privileged enough to work with our great staff, I truly believe we have one of the best overall athletics departments in the nation. As a student-athlete at KU, I have the resources necessary to find success on the track and in the classroom: printing at the Anderson Computer Center (on either a Mac or PC), personal and group tutoring sessions, finals prep sessions, along with the availability of our sports academic advisors. I know if I need anything there is someone just a short walk from our brand new locker room and lounge, eager and willing to help. Those are only the people and services provided specifically to help with academics. Athletically, we enjoy a variety of services, including a sport psychology department, a sports nutritionist (KU being one of the first schools in the country to have both a full-time counseling and sport psychologist and nutritionist on staff‌ pretty cool!), a full strength and conditioning staff, a quality athletic training staff, on-site doctors’ offices, adidas equipment room, and, did I mention our brand new locker room and lounge? Needless to say I have been very pleased with my experiences here at the University of Kansas and my opportunity to be a part of such a wonderfully supportive athletics department. I am so proud to be a Jayhawk. Supporters like you, who have made the financial contributions to provide us with state-of-the-art facilities, wonderful coaches and helpful support staff give us pride to wear the Kansas uniform. Again, thank you for your continual support of the Kansas Athletics Department. It has played such a major role in my life as well as those of my fellow student-athletes. It is an honor to know I will always be able to say I was part of this wonderful organization; I will forever be a part of the Kansas Athletics family and that means the world to me!

Rock Chalk,

Rebeka Stowe Junior Cross Country/Track & Field team member Member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Executive Board

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2011 WEF Fund Drive Book