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TO OUR LOYAL K-STATE SUPPORTERS: On behalf of K-State Athletics, I want to sincerely thank you for your support of the Ahearn Fund this past year. I am continually amazed by the generosity of the K-State family and your commitment to helping Kansas State achieve the vision of becoming a model intercollegiate athletics program. The unrestricted dollars given by a record 7,800 members of the Ahearn Fund are the life-blood of K-State Athletics. This commitment has provided us the flexibility to make strategic investments in the very things that offer a world-class experience for all of our 440-plus student-athletes. From facilities improvements to enhancing travel and recruiting budgets for all 16 of our programs, we are as committed as you to ensuring that we continue to strive for championships in the classroom and on the field of play. We are coming off a terrific 2011-12 academic year as K-State scored record-high marks across the board in the most recent NCAA Academic Performance Ratings (APR) and saw eight student-athletes earn Academic All-America accolades, while leading the Big 12 Conference in overall graduation rate in four of the last five years. Our student-athletes also continue to turn in championship-level athletic performances as evidenced by the fact that K-State was the lone Big 12 school and one of just four nationally to have its football team in a bowl game and win NCAA Tournament contests in Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Basketball and Women’s Basketball Championships. In all, 14 of our student-athletes earned All-America honors on the field in addition to a second-straight NCAA title by Erik Kynard in the high jump. With more than $100 million of comprehensive facility improvements underway, including the new West Stadium Center at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, there is no better time for the collective commitment of the K-State family to continue, and as you consider your 2013 annual Ahearn Fund gift, please know every dollar makes an impact. Our Ahearn Fund staff looks forward to answering any questions that you may have regarding membership in the Ahearn Fund, seating or parking and would also be honored to visit with you in person. We look forward to the 2012-13 season, and with your support, achieving our goal of being a model intercollegiate athletics program. Please join us. Go ‘Cats!

John Currie Director of Athletics

erik KYNARD

Senior | Toledo, Ohio Major: Entrepreneurship


PLEDGE VISION Model intercollegiate athletics program

GOALS ■ World-class

student-athlete experience. ■ Value to university, community and state. ■ Integrity and transparency in matters of ethics, finance and NCAA compliance. ■ Championship-level athletic performances. ■ The best fan experience in the Big 12.

>>The K-STATE football team enjoyed a memorable year in 2011, winning 10 games for the first time since 2003 and earning a bid to the AT&T Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium. Bill Snyder was named National & Big 12 Coach of the Year, while the team had two All-Americans and 11 All-Big 12 performers.

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The Mike Ahearn Scholarship Fund, now officially known as the Ahearn Fund, was founded in 1964 with the primary objective of raising money from the private sector to assist with rising scholarship costs. While this continues to be one of its main objectives, the Ahearn Fund has evolved into something much more; an Excellence Fund to support a world-class studentathlete experience, including academic support services, sports medicine, strength and conditioning, equipment, and travel; as well as an advantage in supporting enhancements, attracting and retaining outstanding head and assistant coaches, and supporting our recruiting efforts with a national reach. Throughout K-State’s stellar athletics history, Ahearn Fund members have provided support for thousands of student-athletes who have proudly worn the Purple and White.

2012-13 AHEARN FUND

GOALS

Support ■ Reach budgeted annual gift goals of $15,000,000 -- a 15% increase. Participation ■ Grow total membership by 10% to 8,400 members.

brittany CHAMBERS Senior | Jordan, Minn. Major: Life Sciences

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Leadership ■ Increase National Leadership Circle members by 30 -- a 10% increase. Service Operations ■ 3,000 personal contacts in 2012-13 -a 25% increase.

>>A record $25.8 million was donated to K-State Athletics in 2011-12, reflecting a jump of 45% from the previous year’s total of $17.8 million.

>>K-STATE’S volleyball team made a historic run in 2011, defeating No. 2 Nebraska on its home court to advance to the Sweet 16 for the third time in school history. It marked the 13th trip to the NCAA Tournament, including the eighth under head coach Suzie Fritz.

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2012-13 IMPORTANT DATES Sunday, July 1, 2012 Beginning of 2013 Ahearn Fund year.

Friday, November 30, 2012 Priority points locked for postseason football tickets.

Monday, December 31, 2012 Priority points locked for 2013 postseason basketball tickets. Last day to make contribution and receive a receipt for the 2012 tax year.

Friday, March 1, 2013 2013 Pledge Renewal Form and at least 25 percent of Priority Seating contribution is due. Returning your pledge with at least 25 percent by March 1 ensures you will retain your seating and parking location.

Monday, March 18, 2013 2013 Football Season Ticket renewals mailed.

Friday, April 26, 2013 2013 Football Season Ticket renewals are due.

Saturday, June 15, 2013 2013 Ahearn Fund gifts are due in full.

Monday, June 24, 2013 alex MUFF

Senior | Concordia, Kan. Major: Marketing

Basketball Season Ticket renewals mailed.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 End of 2013 Ahearn Fund fiscal year.

Friday, August 16, 2013 Basketball Season Ticket renewals are due.

>>K-STATE Athletics, Inc., continued $100 million in facility improvements during 2011-12, including renovations to Ahearn Field House, construction of the $18 million Basketball Training Facility and the launch of the $75 million West Stadium Center. The department will launch new facilities for the tennis and rowing teams in 2012-13.

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K-STATE ATHLETICS YEAR IN REVIEW

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Under the leadership of athletics director John Currie, K-State Athletics had yet another stellar year on and off the playing fields in 2011-12. The Wildcats advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 in women’s volleyball, finished No. 8 in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) rankings, earned an AT&T Cotton Bowl berth and went on to become the lone Big 12 school and one of only four in the nation to advance to a bowl game and win contests in the NCAA volleyball, men’s basketball and women’s basketball tournaments. Highlighted by London Olympic silver medalist and NCAA high jump champion Erik Kynard, K-State saw 18 student-athletes earn All-American honors and 24 earn distinction to All-Big 12 squads in 2011-12.

david KLAUDT

Junior | Dallas, Texas Major: Accounting

In the classroom, K-State had another outstanding campaign in 2011-12. Former men’s basketball player Victor Ojeleye was named the male winner of the 2012 Arthur Ashe Jr., Sports Scholar Award, Ryann Krais was awarded the Elite 89 award for having the highest GPA among all participants at this year’s NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and Tysyn Hartman was a Campbell Trophy Finalist and a National Football Foundation (NFF) Scholar Athlete. In all, the Wildcats had 92 student-athletes on their respective Academic All-Big 12 teams, while eight student-athletes earned Academic All-America distinction.

2011-12 ATHLETICS

HIGHLIGHTS ■ ■ ■ 2012-13 Vice Chair of the Big 12 Conference’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC)

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A 10-win season and No. 8 final BCS ranking in football. A Sweet 16 appearance in volleyball. NCAA Tournament appearances by men’s and women’s basketball. 18 All-Americans 24 All-Big 12 selections 8 Academic All-Americans 92 Academic All-Big 12 selections

>>K-STATE Athletics enjoyed a banner year in 2011-12, becoming one of four schools to advance to a bowl game, and win games in the NCAA volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball tournaments.

erik KYNARD

Senior | Toledo, Ohio Major: Entrepreneurship

>>K-STATE track and field student-athlete Erik Kynard enjoyed a remarkable year in 2012, first by defending his high jump title at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with the fifth-highest leap (7’-8”) in collegiate history then by earning the silver medal at the London Olympics.

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COST OF A WORLD-CLASS STUDENT-ATHLETE EXPERIENCE Total Annual Cost >>$42,374 ■

Mouthpiece: $5 ■ Game Jersey: $300 ■ Helmet: $450 ■ Annual Scholarship: $28,163* ($20,965 tuition & fees and $7,198 room & board)

Gloves: $45 ■ Pants: $220 ■ Travel: $4,764 ■ Sports Medicine: $3,472 ■ Strength & Conditioning: $1,485 ■ Academic Tutoring & Advising: $2,535 ■ Knee, Thigh, Hip & Tail Pads: $25 ■ Shoes: $110 ■ Books: $800

*Based on out-of-state rates and living on-campus.

tyler LOCKETT

Sophomore | Tulsa, Okla. Major: Open Option

>>Tyler Lockett was named a First-Team Walter Camp All-American as a kick returner after averaging 35.2 yards per game. He took kickoffs back for scores in consecutive weeks -- at Texas Tech and Kansas -to become the first player in school history to accomplish the feat.

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ANNUAL GIVING

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Annual gifts to the Ahearn Fund and priority season-ticket purchases represent the lifeblood for K-State Athletics and allow the department to achieve its vision of a model intercollegiate athletics program. Ahearn Fund members who make an annual gift can receive Priority Points and other benefits according to their membership level. The Ahearn Fund encourages all members to make their gifts online at AhearnFund.com. All current Ahearn Fund members have a secure online account. In order to activate this account, current members will need the AD number and email address found at the top of the renewal form. New members can also set up an online account at AhearnFund.com. For additional information on this service, please turn to page 21 of this guide. For members who do not wish to use our online services, we can be reached at (888) 232.9074. Pledge Payment Schedules For your convenience, the Ahearn Fund is proud to offer monthly pledge payment options. To take advantage of this option, please indicate on your first payment on your Renewal form, go to AhearnFund.com to set up your pledge payment schedule or call the Ahearn Fund. When setting up a schedule please keep in mind that at least 25% is due on March 1 and the full balance is due on or before June 15. Matching gifts Many companies provide matching gifts for employee contributions. Matching gifts are a great way to increase 2012-13 AHEARN FUND your support of the Ahearn Fund and they do count toward your Ahearn 3 ways to make/renew your Annual Gift membership level and ■ Go online to www.AhearnFund.com Priority Point totals. Please consult your HR manager ■ Mail your gift in the enclosed pledge for more information on card/self-addressed envelope matching gifts.

WAYS TO G I V E

amelia CRITES

Junior | Owasso, Okla. Major: Psychology

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petra NIEDERMAYEROVA Junior | Brno, Czech Republic Major: Economics

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>>K-STATE’s men’s track team finished in a tie for 23rd at the NCAA Championships to earn back-to-back Top 25 seasons. It marks the fourth Top 25 finish in six years for the men’s team.

>>K-STATE tennis student-athlete Petra Niedermayerova became the third ITA All-American in school history by reaching the round of 16 at the 2012 NCAA Championships. She was named a ITA Scholar-Athlete for the second year in a row and an Academic At-Large All-District VII selection.

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2012-13 ATHLETICS BUDGET Revenues Football Tickets Men’s Basketball Tickets Women’s Basketball Tickets Other Sports Tickets Ahearn Fund Gifts K-State Sports Properties Big 12/NCAA Licensing Parking Concessions/Merchandise Student Privilege Fees Game Guarantees State of Kansas Other Revenue

Total $10,650,992 $3,500,000 $250,000 $130,000 $15,000,000 $3,700,000 $18,947,303 $700,000 $690,000 $700,000 $500,695 -$750,000 $2,529,352 $58,048,342

% Total 18.35% 6.03% 0.43% 0.22% 25.84% 6.37% 32.64% 1.21% 1.19% 1.21% 0.86% 0% 1.29% 4.36% 100%

Expenses Sports Operating/Recruiting

Total $20,292,041

% Total 34.96%

$7,018,759

12.09%

$3,738,111

6.44%

$4,074,750 $4,779,463 $5,000,000 $2,455,950 $213,556 $5,085,343 $1,450,000 $1,997,000 -$278,500 $180,000 $1,400,000 $84,869 $58,048,342

7.02% 8.23% 8.61% 4.23% 0.37% 8.76% 2.5% 3.44% 0.0% 0.48% 0.31% 2.41% 0.15% 100%

(includes salaries, travel & equipment)

Scholarships (cash paid by KSA to Kansas State University)

Student-Athlete Support (sports medicine, strength and academic services)

samantha McKNIGHT Senior | McKinney, Texas Major: Social Science

Administration Fan Experience/Ahearn Fund/K-StateHD.TV Facilities Maintainence & Utilities Game Management Band/Cheer Squad Debt Service Big 12 Membership/Overhead Game Guarantees Concessions Parking Institutional Support Fee Depreciation Other Expenses

>>K-STATE Athletics, Inc.’s operating budget of $58 million for the 2012-13 fiscal year will be the largest in school history and represents a 12.7% increase from 2011-12. The department registered a balanced budget and revenues exceeded expenses for the third consecutive year in 2011-12.

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PRIORITY POINTS

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The Priority Points system was created to more equitably serve Ahearn Fund members. Priority Points determine season ticket placement and the distribution of tickets to high-demand events such as bowl games, Big 12 Championships and NCAA Tournaments. Additionally, Priority Point ranking is used for parking and seating upgrades for season tickets and other special events. Priority Points are rewarded as follows: ■ 3 points per $100 of annual gifts made since 2010 to Ahearn Fund as well as Capital Campaign gifts (gift-in-kind included). Gifts include: Ahearn, Ahearn-Football, AhearnMen’s Basketball, Ahearn-Women’s Basketball, Ahearn-Loge Box, West Club, West Suite, East Chairback, and East Suite. ■ 2 points per $100 of annual gifts from 2000-09. ■ 2 points per $100 of restricted gifts to Ahearn Fund. Restricted gifts include: Golden Cats, Diamond Cats, and Legends Membership ■ 1 point per season ticket.

Football, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball and baseball season tickets.

PRIORITY POINTS

K E Y D AT E S March 1, 2013 blair DeBORD Junior Manhattan, Kan. Major: Marketing

Ranking for football seating & parking

June 15, 2013 ■

Ranking for men’s basketball seating & parking

November 15, 2013 ■

Ranking for the bowl game

December 31, 2013 ■

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Ranking for basketball postseason

>>K-STATE’s Martina Tresch became the first ‘Cat since 2009 to advance to the NCAA Cross Country Championships, where she placed 47th with a time of 20:35.6. She was named All-Region.

>>Under the direction of longtime coach Deb Patterson, K-STATE women’s basketball was once again among the best in the nation in 2011-12, posting 20 or more wins for the ninth time in the last 11 years and advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the 13th time in school history.

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Enhancing the Student-Athlete Experience

Season Ticket Priority

Bowl Ticket Priority

Cat’s Closet Discount

Ahearn Fund Membership Card

Ahearn Fund Appreciation Day Invitation

Official Window Decal

AhearnFund.com Recognition

Powercat Exchange Membership

Jr. Wildcat Membership Discount

Powercat Auction Invitation

VIP Parking Eligibility*

Reserved Parking Eligibility*

Media Guides**

Postseason Seating Priority

Legends Room Access

Champion’s Club Annual Event

Tailgate Terrace Access

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alyse BRONDER

Junior | Hazelwood, Mo. Major: Kinesiology

Under Internal Revenue Code provisions, no more than 80% of an amount paid to or for the benefit of an institution of higher education may be treated as a charitable contribution if, as a result of the payment, the donor receives the right to purchase tickets for seating at an athletic event in an athletic stadium at the institution. You should consult your tax advisor to determine whether these provisions apply to you.

*Separate donations required for football and men’s basketball parking (subject to availability). **Season-ticket holder only

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FOOTBALL SEATING

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Ahearn Fund members are given the opportunity to purchase football season tickets in Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Priority seating sections require a minimum per seat contribution to the Ahearn Fund in order to purchase seats on a season ticket basis. The chart below displays the minimum per seat contribution needed to purchase Priority Seats. Contributions made for priority seating count toward your total Ahearn Fund annual membership level and earn Priority Points at the rate of 3 points per $100. Members of the Ahearn Fund staff are available to personally assist you with selecting a season ticket location that matches your desired level of giving. For information, please call the Ahearn Fund at (888) 232.9074.

arthur BROWN

Senior | Wichita, Kan. Major: Social Sciences

PRIORITY SEATING

GIVING LEVELS per seat

per $250 seat

per $600 seat

per $125 seat

per $300 seat

per $1300 seat

per $150 seat

per $350 seat

Student

$50

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*Gray areas do not require an annual donation

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FOOTBALL PARKING

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The tailgating atmosphere at Bill Snyder Family Stadium is the best in the nation and the Ahearn Fund is proud to offer two parking options to members on gameday. Parking in the East and West parking lots at the stadium are reserved for Ahearn Fund members only.

Ahearn Reserved Parking Ahearn Fund members with football season tickets and Football Priority Seating at the $1,000 level or higher have the option to purchase one reserved parking pass in the East or West parking lot. Ahearn VIP Parking Ahearn Fund members with football season tickets and Football Priority Seating at the $500 level or higher have the option to purchase one VIP parking pass in either the East or West parking lot. 2013 Football Parking Beginning in 2013, Ahearn Fund members will notice a few changes to gameday parking. While the majority of members with season parking passes will not see any changes to their parking arrangements, a few adjustments were needed to accommodate the West Stadium Center.

>>K-STATE posted the fourth-highest average football attendance in school history in 2011 with 49,030 per game, including four sellouts. The Wildcats have already sold out six games in 2012, giving K-STATE 14 since 2009.

Changes for 2013: ■ Increasing the number of West Reserved stalls. ■ An overall increase in the number as well as a new location for West RV parking stalls. ■ All VIP parking will be located in the East Lot and the paved portion of the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex. ■ RV parking in the West Lot will run along Kimball and College Avenue. This will eliminate the spaces on the East edge of the lot but also result in an overall increase of 10 RV spaces. Members with regular reserved parking stalls will not be affected by these changes in 2013.

To inquire about parking, please contact assistant director Eric Holderness. He can be reached by phone at (785) 532.7715 or via email at eholderness@kstatesports.com.

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MEN’S BASKETBALL SEATING

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Ahearn Fund members are given the opportunity to purchase Kansas State men’s basketball season tickets. Priority seating sections in Bramlage Coliseum require a minimum per seat contribution to the Ahearn Fund in order to purchase seats on a season ticket basis. The chart below displays the minimum per seat contribution needed to purchase Priority Seats. Contributions made for priority seating count toward your total Ahearn Fund annual membership level and earn Priority Points at the rate of 3 points per $100. Members of the Ahearn Fund are available to personally assist you with selecting a season ticket location that matches your desired level of giving. For more information, please call the Ahearn Fund at (888) 232.9074.

martavious IRVING

Senior | Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Major: Business Administration

PRIORITY SEATING

GIVING LEVELS

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per $180 seat

per $650 seat

per $1500 seat

per $240 seat

per $975 seat

per $5200 seat

per $325 seat

per $1300 seat

Student

>>K-STATE’S men’s basketball team has ranked among the Top 35 in attendance five times in the last six seasons, including 25th in 2011-12. K-State is one of just 14 schools nationally to draw 12,000+ for every home game in last two years.

*Gray areas do not require an annual donation *White sections do not require an annual donation

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MEN’S BASKETBALL PARKING

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The Ahearn Fund is proud to offer two parking options to members on gameday. Ahearn Reserved Parking Ahearn Fund members with men’s basketball season tickets and Men’s Basketball Priority Seating at the $1,000 level or higher have the option to purchase one reserved parking pass. Reserved parking includes the parking areas closest to Bramlage Coliseum. Most reserved spaces are located on the West side of Bramlage Coliseum; however, there are a limited number of reserved spaces on the East side of the coliseum as well. Ahearn VIP Parking Ahearn Fund members with season tickets to basketball and Men’s Basketball Priority Seating at the $500 level or higher have the option to purchase one VIP parking pass. VIP parking is located on the West side of Bramlage Coliseum. To inquire about parking, please contact assistant director Eric Holderness. He can be reached by phone at (785) 532.7715 or via email at eholderness@kstatesports.com.

>>K-STATE’S men’s basketball team has won 20 or more games and advanced to the postseason for six consecutive years. Led by first-year coach Bruce Weber, the ‘Cats return 12 lettermen from a team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in five years in 2011-12.

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NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

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The National Leadership Circle (NLC) of the Ahearn Fund is a comprehensive program for Kansas State’s top level of annual donors to athletics. In appreciation for their annual impact on the pursuit of athletic and academic excellence, NLC members are recognized with Bronze, Silver or Gold levels and receive special benefits. In 2012, we are pleased to have over 300 members representing 19 states. NLC members accounted for 43% of the total giving to the Ahearn Fund this past year. This annual level of commitment from National Leadership Circle members helps to fund scholarships for studentathletes, sports medicine, academic support, and other services that directly benefit our student-athletes while also funding the athletics department’s margin of excellence through improvements like facility upgrades and coaches’ salaries. National Leadership Circle members represent

For more on the 19 states across the United States. National Leadership Circle (NLC), please contact Senior Associate AD for Development Chad Weiberg or Regional Director Missy Heidrick of the Ahearn Fund.

NATIONAL LEADERSHIP

LEVELS

Gold Level ■ $50,000 & above annual commitment Silver Level ■ $25,000-$49,999 annual commitment

whitney PYLE

Senior | Blue Mound, Kan. Major: Accounting

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Bronze Level ■ $10,000-$24,999 annual commitment

>>Donors to the NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CIRCLE accounted for 43 percent of total giving ($5.9 million) in 2011-12. There are over 300 members in 19 states across the U.S.

>>Former K-STATE All-American Mark Simoneau became just the second Wildcat and the first in the Bill Snyder era to earn the sport’s highest honor with election into the College Football Hall of Fame for 2012. Simoneau led the ‘Cats to 42 wins from 1996-99.

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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS Bronze Level ($10,000-$24,999 annual commitment) All previously determined Ahearn Fund benefits Recognition on NLC Loyalty Walls at both Bill Snyder Family Stadium and Bramlage Coliseum and within the annual NLC Recognition Book Invitations to VIP Wildcat receptions Invitations to NLC Weekend activities each Fall on a football weekend, including an exclusive NLC pre-game party with Wildcat coaches and student-athletes Ticket access for non-season ticket holders and out-of-state members Annual NLC gift NLC lapel pin (first-year benefit only)

Silver Level ($25,000-$49,999 annual commitment) All Ahearn Fund and Bronze Level benefits Pre-game field access for one home football game each season Exclusive interactions with Wildcat coaches Annual NLC gift NLC lapel pin (first-year benefit only)

Gold Level ($50,000 and above annual commitment) All Ahearn Fund, Silver Level and Bronze Level benefits Invitation to a VIP reception at the President’s home each season Exclusive invitation to Gold member-only events Annual NLC gift NLC lapel pin (first-year benefit only)

We have great memories of our time at K-State, have enjoyed a lot of K-State sports over the years, and feel really good to be able to support K-State Athletics now and in the future.

Dan and Marsha Ryser [Houston, Texas] National Leadership Circle Members

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PREMIUM SEATING

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Premium seating at Kansas State University is a great way to take a leadership role in support of Wildcat Athletics, while sitting in the one of the best seats in Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Bramlage Coliseum and Tointon Family Stadium. For information regarding premium seating in all of the venues, please contact Assistant Director Eric Holderness by phone at (785) 532.7715 or via email at eholderness@kstatesports.com. Bill Snyder Family Stadium Suites There are a variety of suite seating options (12-, 16- and 20-seat suites) on the east and wide sides of the stadium Some of the amenities include cushioned-stadium seats, personal LCD television, private restrooms, wet bar, refrigerator and catering options. KansasStateCars.com Club The KansasStateCars.com Club, located on the East side of Bill Snyder Family Stadium, is the premier section for Ahearn Fund members. Options include climate controlled lounge, eight LCD televisions, private restrooms, four concession stands and elevator access. Bramlage Coliseum Courtside Seating and Loge Boxes K-State men’s and women’s basketball fans can enjoy games from one of 61 courtside seats or 116 Loge Box seats.

PREMIUM SEATING

Tointon Family Stadium Suites and Club Seating Wildcat baseball fans have several premium options, including one of five suites (15-seat) and a 35-seat club suite with both indoor and outdoor seating.

kyle HANSON

Senior | Overland Park, Kan. Major: Finance

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OPTIONS

Football ■ Private Suites (12, 16 & 20-seat suites) ■ Club Seating ■ Loge Boxes (4, 6, 8-seat options) Men’s and Women’s Basketball ■ Courtside Seating ■ Loge Boxes (4, 6, 8-seat options) Baseball ■ Private Suites (15 seat suites) ■ Club Seating

>>K-STATE’s rowing team defeated archrival Kansas for the second straight year in 2012, sweeping all races for a 20-0 win in the Sunflower Showdown. Team has won 7 of 8 vs. KU.

>>K-STATE baseball player Jared King became the first ‘Cat in nearly 40 years to earn either first or second team all-conference honors as both a freshman and sophomore. In 2012, he won the Big 12 regular-season batting title and earned second team All-Big 12 and All-Midwest honors.

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PREMIUM SEATING

collin KLEIN

d, Colo. Senior | Lovelan Major: Finance

Bill Snyder Family Stadium East Suites

Bill Snyder Family Stadium West Suites

Bill Snyder Family Stadium East Club

Bill Snyder Family Stadium West Club

Bill Snyder Family Stadium Loge Boxes Inside View

Bill Snyder Family Stadium Loge Boxes Outside View

Bramlage Coliseum Courtside Seats

Bramlage Coliseum Loge Boxes

Tointon Family Stadium Club

Tointon Family Stadium Suites

>>Quarterback Collin Klein rushed for a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) record 27 scores in 2011, while rushing for a school quarterback record of 1,141 yards to go with 1,918 passing yards.

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WEST STADIUM CENTER

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When the West Stadium Center opens in the Fall of 2013 it will be a first-class facility that will impact the daily experience of 444 student-athletes in 16 sports who proudly represent Kansas State University. The West Stadium Center will enhance the gameday experience for all 50,000 K-State fans as we cheer for another Wildcat Victory. The West Stadium Center will feature amenities for all fans at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. New concessions, restrooms and ticket offices will replace the current west side facilities, which were originally built in 1968. Additionally, a new Fan Store and Hall of Honor will be included on the main Concourse Level. The Terrace Level will feature a dining hall to serve the daily dietary needs of all K-State student-athletes. The Tailgate Terrace will be a great place to enjoy the unique tailgate atmosphere of a K-State gameday. The second, third and fourth levels of the West Stadium Center will have outdoor Club, Loge and Suite seating. These seats will have the best sight lines in college football and will be the premier seating area for Wildcat fans. All suite, loge and club season-ticket holders will enjoy an allinclusive food and beverage experience in the spacious lounges located behind each seating area. For more, visit: kstatesports.com/weststadiumcenter.

WEST STADIUM CENTER

SEATING OPTIONS Loge Seats ($3,750 per seat) Construction gift of $8,000/per seat for 5 years Early payment $30,000/per seat* ■ ■

b.j. FINNEY

Sophomore | Andale, Kan. Major: Pre-Med

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Covered outdoor seating Highly-exclusive mezzanine level Padded chairback seats Privacy of mini suite Access to buffet, private bar & lounge

Club Seats ($3,000/per seat) Construction gift of $5,000/per seat for 5 years Early payment $15,000/per seat* ■ ■

Access to 15,000-sq. foot Club Lounge Padded chairback seats Access to buffet, private bar & lounge

■ *Early payment due by Dec. 31, 2012

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>>K-STATE made it a memorable first overtime home game in 2011 with a 53-50 win over Texas A&M.

>>K-STATE received a $5 million anonymous pledge for the West Stadium Center and donors have responded by matching and exceeding that amount with total funds committed to the project to over $55 million towards the goal of $75 million.

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PREMIUM SEATING

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The West Stadium Center contains 40 Suites, over 700 Club seats and 140 Loge seats, making it the premier game-day experience for Wildcat fans. Along with the best sight lines in college football, fans in these seats will also enjoy an all-inclusive food and beverage experience. Loge Level

Additional amenities include: ■ Covered outdoor seating ■ Padded chairback seats ■ Flat panel TVs throughout the premium seating areas ■ Access to club and loge lounges ■ Reserved parking ■ Catered buffet-style dining (included with annual price) ■ Alcoholic beverages available for purchase on a per-drink basis ■ Complimentary gameday program For more information about pricing and availability in these areas, please contact Andrew Hamor at ahamor @kstatesports.com by phone at (785) 532.7984. West Stadium Center Chairback Sample

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>>All of K-STATE’s 16 athletic teams met and exceeded the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) multi-year standard for the second year in a row, which included surpassing the new 930 benchmark. The women’s golf, women’s basketball and men’s cross country teams were awarded APR Public Recognition distinction.

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POSTSEASON

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Kansas State once again enjoyed enviable across-the-board athletics success in 2011-12, which included a 10-win season and a trip to the AT&T Cotton Bowl in football, a NCAA Sweet 16 run by volleyball and NCAA appearances by men’s and women’s basketball. As a member of the Ahearn Fund, you have the first opportunity to purchase tickets for postseason events, which can include bowl games, the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments and the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championships held each March at the American Airlines Center (women) in Dallas and Sprint Center (men) in Kansas City.

erika SCHILLER Sophomore Desoto, Kan. Major: Dietetics

Tickets for these events are based on availability from the Big 12, bowl partner and NCAA, and assigned based on Priority Points ranking. It is important to follow the ordering deadlines and procedures to secure the best possible seats based on your rank as determined by Priority Points. Any time the Wildcats are poised for postseason play, ticket applications will be mailed in mid-October for a bowl game and early January for the Big 12 Championship(s) and NCAA Tournament(s).

POSTSEASON

K E Y D AT E S Early October 2012 ■ Bowl ticket applications mailed November 30, 2012 ■ Priority Points ranking for bowl game December 31, 2012 ■ Priority Points ranking for basketball postseason Early January 2013 ■ Basketball postseason (Big 12 & NCAA Tournaments) applications mailed

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>>Freshman Angel Rodriguez helped the K-STATE men’s basketball team to its sixth consecutive 20-win season in 2011-12. Rodriguez became the first rookie to pace the team in assists (3.2 apg.) and steals (1.3 spg.) since 1986.

>>K-STATE’S men’s basketball team advanced to the NCAA Tournament for fourth time in five years in 2011-12. The Wildcats went past the opening game for the fourth straight year with a win over Southern Miss before falling to top-seed Syracuse in the third round.

San Juan, P.R. Sophomore | Sciences Major: Social

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AHEARNFUND.COM Donors can learn more about the Ahearn Fund, its giving levels, the Priority Points System and other programs by clicking on the “Giving to the Ahearn Fund” button.

By clicking here, Donors can access their Ahearn Fund account.

By clicking here, Donors can set up an online account.

General parking as well as priority and premium seating information

Learn more about R1SE UP and other initiatives

Check on the progress of the West Stadium Center.

Keep track of upcoming events and deadlines. Read the latest Ahearn Fund Spotlight featuring Wildcat coaches and student-athletes as well as the latest letter from John Currie.

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There are a number of incentives to joining the Ahearn Fund, including the “31 Days of Thanks” where members can win a daily prize in July.

>>K-STATE had another outstanding academic year in 2011-12; Men’s basketball player Victor Ojeleye was named the male winner of the Arthur Ashe Jr., Sports Scholar Award, track athlete Ryann Krais won the NCAA Elite 89 Award, while football player Tysyn Hartman was a Campbell Trophy Finalist and Academic All-American.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Why is it important that I make my pledge and send in at least 25 percent of my contribution by March 1?

important that it can accurately project revenue for not only for planning but also for budgeting purposes. The budget process begins in March each year and the books are closed on June 30.

Meeting the March 1 deadline helps the staff provide the best possible customer service, helps ensure fairness and enables the staff to deliver the fiscal accountability you deserve. By indicating your intent to renew your Ahearn Fund membership by March 1 you guarantee retention of your football seating and parking location, provided you meet the minimum contribution level for the seating and parking area, renew your tickets and pay the balance of your pledge by June 15. March 1 is also the date which we will calculate priority points for football seating and parking upgrades.

Once the fiscal year ends in June, an annual report detailing how your gifts were utilized will be prepared and distributed to all Ahearn Fund members. Of course, you may complete your pledge in full at any time prior to the June 15 deadline.

Additionally, having pledges in by March 1 helps the department accurately project revenues, which assist with the budgeting process for the coming athletics year. This process begins in March with a completed budget published in late June.

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Why is my total gift due by June 15?

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What happens if I don’t make my pledge by March 1? Or my total gift by June 15? It is important to meet deadlines established in this membership guide to ensure that you retain your current seats and parking. If you miss these deadlines your seats and parking will be placed on our open seating/parking list and if there is a request that matches any open seats we will move those who have met the deadline into the open seats and/or parking. This is critical to ensuring fair treatment for Ahearn members and season ticket holders and giving those members who meet each deadline the opportunity to improve their seats and/or parking.

To maintain the department’s goal for fiscal responsibility and accountability; it is

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>>K-STATE’s men’s golf team won its first team title since 2009 with a 1-over par 281 to capture the Wyoming Cowboy Classic. Ben Juffer won individual title with school-record 54-hole score of 12-under par 198 (65-66-67).

>>K-STATE’S equestrian team had another stellar year in 2011-12 with the English team finishing sixth at the National Collegiate Equestrian Association Championships. The team had five All-Americans and junior Meredith Finch was named the NCEA’s Most Outstanding Performer.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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What are the advantages to paying my gift by March 1?

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Can I join the Ahearn Fund if I don’t have season tickets?

Points are credited only as dollars are received. Completing your gift by March 1 means that you will get priority point credit for the entire amount of the gift, which could improve your seats and/or parking. Points will be calculated on March 1 and those totals will be used for football seating and parking upgrades. Points calculated on June 15 will be used for men’s and women’s basketball requests.

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Can I pay my Ahearn Fund gift in installments? You can make monthly payments toward your Ahearn Fund pledge. Equal monthly payments can be charged to your credit card on the date you specify. An important thing to note if you are setting up a monthly payment schedule for the first time, please make sure that the portion of the donation related to priority seating is 25% and paid by March 1 and the balance is paid by June 15. We will work to accommodate your requests in regards to your payment schedules. Please call an Ahearn Fund staff member to personally discuss your options.

Yes, the Ahearn Fund is Kansas State’s National Fund for Student-Athlete Excellence. Being an Ahearn member, at any level, helps the department to achieve the vision of being a model intercollegiate athletics program. Annual gifts to the Fund are the lifeblood of Kansas State Athletics. Those dollars allow the department to provide a world-class studentathlete experience, maintain and provide ongoing facility upgrades, attract and retain great coaches and enable a national recruiting reach. At the same time we pledge to operate in a fiscally responsible and transparent manner.

“Playing By The Rules” NCAA Compliance The Kansas State University athletic programs are governed by the rules and regulations of the NCAA and the Big 12 Conference. Current NCAA regulations require that, if you, as a donor to Kansas State Athletics or any person directly or indirectly related or affiliated with you, violate any of the rules and regulations of the NCAA or Big 12, the University must disassociate itself from you and any future University-related benefits or privileges available to you will be terminated. Your participation in this program and your acceptance of benefits and privileges available from the University as a part of this program is your acknowledgement and agreement that, in the event of any such finding by the NCAA, the Big 12 or the University, all future benefits and privileges will be cancelled and/or forfeited by the school.

Questions on NCAA rules?

ATHLETICS COMPLIANCE STAFF Contact K-State Athletics Compliance

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Lindsey Babcock

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Associate AD/ Compliance

Director of Compliance

Compliance Coordinator

(785) 532.3990

(785) 532.7678

(785) 532.6089

lbabcock@kstatesports.com

dkoudele@kstatesports.com

jnorris@kstatesports.com

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AHEARN FUND STAFF Chad Weiberg

Eric Holderness

Senior Associate AD/ Development

Assistant Director/ Ahearn Fund

(785) 532.6901 cweiberg@kstatesports.com

(785) 532.7715 eholderness@kstatesports.com

Laird Veatch

Nate Warren

Senior Associate AD/ Strategic Initiatives

Assistant Director/ Ahearn Fund

(785) 532.7954 lveatch@kstatesports.com

(785) 532.7932 nwarren@kstatesports.com

Lon Floyd Assistant AD/ Development Events (785) 532.7707 lfloyd@kstatesports.com

Mike Clark

Alex Kringen Graduate Assistant/ Ahearn Fund (785) 532.5282 akringen@kstatesports.com

Alexis Rodriguez

Senior Director of Development (785) 532.7716 mclark@kstatesports.com

Graduate Assistant/ Ahearn Fund (785) 532.5282 arodriguez@kstatesports.com

Missy Heidrick

Joe Rush

Regional Director/ Kansas City

Graduate Assistant/ Ahearn Fund

(913) 433.4990 mheidrick@kstatesports.com

(785) 532.5282 jrush@kstatesports.com

Andrew Hamor Director of Annual Giving (785) 532.7984 ahamor@kstatesports.com

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>>AHEARN FUND grew by 12% to an all-time high of 7,866 members in 2012, while total gifts were up 45% over the mark set in 2010-11.

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SPECIAL LEADERSHIP President’s Advisory Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics Athletics Representatives John Currie - Director of Athletics Jill Shields - Senior Associate AD/Senior Women’s Admin.

K-State Athletics, Inc. Board of Directors

K-State Athletics, Inc. Ahearn Fund Advisory Group

John Currie Chairman and Chief Executive Officer [CEO] Director of Athletics

John Blackwell [Larned, Kan.] Tim Blake [Shawnee, Kan.] Jerry Boettcher [Manhattan, Kan.] Jerry Braden [Manhattan, Kan.] Zac Burton [Manhattan, Kan.] Whitney Coen [Prairie Village, Kan.] Matt Crocker [Manhattan, Kan.] Tara Cupps [Wichita, Kan.] Terry Cupps [Wichita, Kan.] Cody Foster [Topeka, Kan.] Mary Ice [Colleyville, Texas] Bill Keller [Pratt, Kan.] Roger McClellan [Wichita, Kan.] Alan Parker [Manhattan, Kan.] Charlotte Schartz [Manhattan, Kan.] Barry Schartz [Manhattan, Kan.] Paul Stephenson [Wichita, Kan.] Brandon Vering [Greenleaf, Kan.] Chase Wilson [Leawood, Kan.]

Faculty Representatives Betsy Cauble - Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work Kenneth Hughey - Special Education & Counseling Melody LeHew - Apparel, Textiles & Interior Design Phillip Marzluf - English

Alumni Members Barbara Bachman [Centralia, Kan.] Mary Ice [Westlake, Texas] Earl McVicker [Hutchinson, Kan.]

Student-Athlete Members David Klaudt [Dallas, Texas] Samantha McKnight [McKinney, Texas]

Student Members Jonathan Bahmani [Kansas City, Mo.] Brett Seidl [Valley Center, Kan.]

Alumni Board Representative Roger McClellan [Wichita, Kan.] Dan Yunk [Manhattan, Kan.]

Cindy Bontrager Secretary-Treasurer Interim Vice President of Administration & Finance Pat Bosco Vice President of Student Life/ Dean of Students Jackie Hartman Director of Community Relations Chief of Staff for President Kirk H. Schulz April Mason Provost and Senior Vice President Dr. Be Stoney Faculty Athletic Representative

The Ahearn Fund Advisory Group consists of loyal Ahearn Fund members and represents a variety of giving levels. This group meets 3 to 4 times per year to discuss current policies and issues related to the Ahearn Fund and K-State Athletics.

Foundation Representative Kevin Lockett [Kansas City, Mo.]

Tax Information Disclaimer: The following information is not intended to constitute legal advice or other tax counsel and may not be relied on as such. Please consult a personal tax advisor concerning the deductibility of any contribution to the Ahearn Fund. The Kansas State University Foundation (“Foundation”) is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization soliciting tax deductible private contributions for the benefit of Kansas State University. The foundation is registered to solicit charitable contributions with the appropriate governing authorities in all states requiring registration. A copy of the foundation’s current financial statement is available by writing to 2323 Anderson Ave., Suite 500, Manhattan, KS 66502, Attn: Compliance Officer, by calling toll-free 800-432-1578, or by accessing our web site at www.found.ksu.edu. In addition, if you are a resident of the following states we are required to advise you that a copy of our financial report is available directly through their offices as follows: CALIFORNIA: The official registration and financial information regarding The Kansas State University Foundation can be obtained from the Attorney General’s Web site at http://caag.state.ca.us/charities/. Registration does not imply endorsement. FLORIDA: A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION (CH-29330) AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALIING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. MARYLAND: Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 974-5534. NEW JERSEY: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING 976-504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/ocp/charities.htm. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT. NEW YORK: A copy of the most recent financial report is available from the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, Attn: FOIL Officer, 120 Broadway, New York, New York 10271. PENNSYLVANIA: The official registration and financial information of The Kansas State University Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania 1-800-732-0999. WASHINGTON: Financial information is available from the Secretary of State, Charities Division, Olympia, WA 98504, or call, in state, 1-800-332-GIVE. WEST VIRGINIA: West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, West Virginia 25305. REGISTRATION WITH A STATE AGENCY DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THAT STATE. For more information, call 800-432-1578 or visit our web site at www.found.ksu.edu


Ahearn Fund 2012-13 Membership Guide  

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