2016-17 AHEARN FUND MEMBERSHIP GUIDE
TO OUR LOYAL K-STATE SUPPORTERS
WELCOME TO AMERICA’S #1 COLLEGE TOWN
On behalf of K-State Athletics, I want to thank you for your support in what was another exciting year for K-State Athletics and the Ahearn Fund in America’s #1 College Town. I am continually amazed by the generosity of our K-State family and your commitment to helping K-State continue its vision of being A Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program. The unrestricted dollars given by our Ahearn Fund members continue to be the life-blood of K-State Athletics. Thanks to the support of our Ahearn Fund members world-wide, a record $18.1 million in annual gifts were contributed to K-State Athletics in 2015-16. Another milestone was reached as our National Leadership Circle (NLC) – donors of $10,000 or more annually – grew to 500 members for the first time in department history! Our student-athletes continue to raise the bar as K-State sports teams had another banner year, both on the playing field and in the classroom. Highlighted by three NCAA Champions in track and field, the women’s team went on to finish tied for seventh at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and eighth at the national indoor meet while also finishing third both indoor and outdoor at this year’s Big 12 Championships. Other highlights from the 2015-16 year include: • • • • • •
WBB returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in four years. Volleyball advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in five years. Football advanced to its sixth straight bowl game. Coach Bill Snyder was enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame. Consecutive NCAA golf regional appearances by Madison Talley. Akela Jones was named USTFCCCA National Women’s Field Athlete of the Year.
WABASH CANNONBALL VOTED #1 PREGAME TRADITION IN THE BIG 12
Academically, the Wildcats saw 161 student-athletes earn honors in their respective sports and programs with 22 All-American, 22 All-Big 12 and 126 Academic All-Big 12 selections. K-State once again set the national standard in APR as three sports recorded Big 12-leading scores (Football, Men’s Golf, and Women’s Cross Country). Our success this past year reached far past the athletics playing field as our consecutive sellout streak moved to 27 straight games, while the Wabash Cannonball was named the #1 pregame tradition in the Big 12 by ESPN.com. Phase IIIB of Bill Snyder Family Stadium was also completed, providing a full 360-degree concourse and another achievement of providing the Best Fan Experience in the Big 12! As you consider your 2017 annual Ahearn Fund gift, please know that every dollar makes an impact. The Ahearn Fund staff looks forward to answering any questions that you may have regarding your membership in the Ahearn Fund, seating and/or parking and would be honored to visit with you in person. We look forward to the 2016-17 season, and with your support, achieving our vision of being A Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program.
THE K-STATE PLEDGE VISION
A Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program
John Currie Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
• A world-class student-athlete experience. • Value to the university, community and state. • Integrity and transparency in matters of ethics, finance and NCAA compliance. • Championship athletic performances. • The best fan experience in the Big 12.
>> Akela Jones (high jump – indoor), Dani Winters (shot put – indoor) and Kim Williamson (high jump – outdoor) highlighted the 2015-16 season for the track and field team, winning national championships in their respective events.
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The Ahearn Fund, K-Stateâ€™s National Fund for Student-Athlete Excellence, has been an integral component to helping make scholarship support available to our 450 student-athletes. The contributions of our Ahearn Fund members are essential for K-State Athletics to achieve its mission of being A Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program. This commitment has provided us with the flexibility to make investments to all of our 16 sports programs in an everchanging environment. From facilities enhancements to increasing travel and recruiting budgets, we are committed to providing our teams with the resources necessary for Championship Athletic Performances. The Ahearn Fund is also committed to fulfilling the departmentâ€™s goal of providing A World-Class StudentAthlete Experience . By providing academic support services, sport specific equipment, sports medicine, nutritional guidance, strength and conditioning staff and travel for our student-athletes and coaches, we continue to be an attractive option for premium talent across the nation. Providing the Best Fan Experience in the Big 12 is also at the heart of the Ahearn Fund. Ahearn Fund members are eligible for a number of great benefits and events that provide an inside look at the department, while also helping provide the resources for all who proudly wear the purple and white while earning their degrees.
IMPORTANT DATES AHEARN FUND 2016
Ahearn Fund membership year begins.
Priority points locked for postseason football tickets.
Priority Points locked for postseason basketball tickets.
25% of Priority Seating contribution is due.
Ahearn Fund contributions due in full.
Ahearn Fund membership year ends.
Last day to make a contribution and receive a receipt for the 2016 tax year.
Payment of 25% of pledge ensures you will retain your ticket and parking locations. Priority points locked for football ticket and parking upgrades.
Priority points locked for Men’s Basketball ticket and parking upgrades. Priority points locked for Harley Day. All Ahearn Fund and ticket dates are subject to change.
Football season ticket renewals begin.
Football season ticket renewals due.
Online seat and parking selection process for football begins.
Basketball season ticket renewals begin.
Basketball season ticket renewals due.
>> Featuring one of the Big 12’s top offenses, the Wildcats were powered by Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Jake Scudder and All-Big 12 recipients Clayton Dalrymple (First Team) and Josh Rolette (Honorable Mention) in their trip to the Big 12 Baseball Championship.
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cost of a
MEN’S BASKETBALL student-athlete experience MEN’S BASKETBALL STUDENT-ATHLETE BENEFIT
Out-of State Scholarship (covers tuition, fees, room & board, books)
Academic Tutoring and Advising
Strength and Conditioning
Food Service and Nutritionist
Game Jerseys (six per player)
Under Jersey Apparel
Nike Basketball Shoes (four pairs per player)
IWUNDU Sr. Forward
>> Katie Brand was named to the U.S. Collegiate National Team (CNT-China) 12-player roster that toured China this summer. The two-time All-Big 12 First Team selection has helped K-State reach the NCAA Tournament in the last two seasons thanks to 3,518 career assists and 51 career double-doubles , marks that are top-10 in Wildcat history (sixth and third, respectively).
2016-17 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 Direct State/University Funding Other Revenue
$11,236,320 $3,500,000 $250,000 $130,000 $17,483,680 $4,550,000 $31,000,000 $825,000 $700,000 $775,000 $450,000 $50,000 $0 $1,750,000 $72,700,000
15.46% 4.81% 0.34% 0.18% 24.05% 6.26% 42.64% 1.13% 0.96% 1.07% 0.62% 0.07% 0.00% 2.40% 100%
Administration Fan Experience, Development, Broadcasting, Sports Info. & Ticket Office Facilities Maintenance & Utilities Game Management/Operations/Officials Band/Cheerleaders Debt Service Big 12 Membership Fee/Overhead Game Guarantees Parking Institutional Support Fee Depreciation Other Expenses
$6,200,342 $5,418,326 $3,010,983 $211,143 $6,163,000 $1,515,000 $1,956,000 $411,572 $475,000 $1,500,000 $80,000 $72,700,000
8.53% 7.45% 4.14% 0.29% 8.48% 2.08% 2.69% 0.57% 0.65% 2.06% 0.12% 100%
(includes salaries, travel & equipment) (includes cash paid by KSA to Kansas State University) (Sports Medicine, Strength and Academic Services)
Note: Not part of the budget, K-State Athletics remitted $1,604,792 in Sales Tax to the State of Kansas for FY2016.
$68.9 $66.0 $61.7
ANNUAL DONATIONS TO THE ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT
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WAYS TO GIVE ANNUAL GIVING
Annual gifts to the Ahearn Fund provide the resources and support to K-State Athletics that allows the department to achieve its vision of being A Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program. These annual gifts come in a variety of forms including donations for priority seating, parking, Ahearn Excellence and sportspecific giving. Individuals who make annual gifts to the Ahearn Fund receive priority points and are eligible for benefits according to their membership level. Ahearn Fund member benefits are highlighted on page 9. To pledge a donation to the Ahearn Fund, call our Ahearn Fund hotline at 888.232.9074 or visit our website at AhearnFund.com.
Capital gifts are contributions made outside your annual Ahearn Fund donation and play a pivotal role in the enhancement, construction and maintenance of first-class athletic facilities. If you are interested in supporting K-State Athletics with a Capital Project gift, please contact our Senior Director of Development, Josh McCowan, at 785.532.7881 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A planned or deferred gift can offer you substantial tax and estate planning benefits, while allowing you to make a lasting impact on K-State Athletics. Planned gifts to the Ahearn Fund can be made through charitable trusts, gift annuities, bequests and life insurance policies. For more information or questions about planned giving, please contact our Associate AD for Development, Andrew Hamor, at 785.532.6901 or at email@example.com.
Endowments through K-State Athletics are the gifts that keep giving. Endowments are a source of perpetual financial support for K-State Athletics. They allow the athletics department to meet some essential needs of operation including student-athlete academic support, coaches and athletic department personnel salaries, facility enhancements and game day operation expense coverage. For information regarding endowed scholarships, please contact our Associate AD for Development, Andrew Hamor, at 785.532.6901 or at akhamor@ kstatesports.com.
Corporations and businesses encourage philanthropic behavior and enhance the impact of employee generosity with matching gift programs. Depending on your employerâ€™s matching gift policy, your donations towards K-State Athletics could be increased one to three times for every dollar you contribute. For questions about your employerâ€™s matching gift programs, please first contact your employer for clarification. For further questions, contact the Ahearn Fund office at 888.232.9074 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR GIFT PLEDGE/INSTALLMENT PLANS
Make a pledge to the Ahearn Fund at a specific level. All pledges must be complete in full by June 15 of each year. Monthly installment plans are available and can be set-up on your Ahearn Fund renewal, by going online, or calling the Ahearn Fund at 888.232.9074.
Personal checks are a great way to make an immediate impact with your donation. Gifts are acknowledged by receipt from the KSU Foundation. Checks can be made payable to the Ahearn Fund.
The Ahearn Fund accepts all major credit cards. If paying by credit card, please list the name as it appears on the credit card, card number and the expiration number.
The Ahearn Fund encourages all members to make their gifts online at AhearnFund.com. All current Ahearn Fund members have access to a secure online account. To activate an account, current members will need their AD number and email associated with their Ahearn Fund account. New members can also set up an online account. Benefits of Online Giving • View your Priority Point total and the Priority Point calculator. • View your giving and ticket history. • Update contact information. • Giving online is secure, saves time and you will receive an immediate confirmation that your gift has been received.
NEW TO 2016, THE AHEARN FUND CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT CASH DONATIONS.
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MEMBERSHIP LEVELS & BENEFITS
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Student-Athlete Support Helping Fund Student-Athlete Scholarships
Recognition & Communication Tax Deductible Gift Priority Points Ahearn Fund Benefits Packet Ahearnfund.com Recognition K-State Superstore Discount Jr. Wildcat Membership Discount
Hospitality, Events & Amenities Ahearn Fund Member Appreciation Day Tickets***
Powercat Auction Invitations Media Guides** Goss Family Tailgate Terrace Access K-State Athletics Facilities Tour**** West Stadium Center Rental Discount Legends Room Access Champion’s Club Annual Event
Tickets & Parking Season Ticket & Bowl Ticket Priority VIP Parking Eligibility* Reserved Parking Eligibility Post-Season Seating Priority
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. ***Number of complimentary tickets. **** Ahearn Fund members at the Scholarship Level and above can call 888.232.9074 and request a facility tour for a maximum of four (4) people.
PRIORITY POINTS 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 the College Football Playoff/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 and Capital Campaign gifts (gift-in-kind included). • 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 KEY DATES
December 2, 2016 Ranking for seating at postseason football play (College Football Playoff or Bowl).
>> K-State, capped the 2015 season with its second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament and fourth trip in the last five years. Katie Brand garnered her second career AVCA All-America Honorable Mention nod and led a group of three Wildcats (Katie Reininger, Brooke Sassin) to earn All-Big 12 honors. Freshmen Macy Flowers and Alyssa Schultejans also picked up All-Big 12 Freshman Team accolades. Kersten Kober, meanwhile, was named the Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the first such honor in program history.
December 31, 2016 Ranking for postseason basketball. March 1, 2017 Ranking for football season seating and parking. June 15, 2017 Ranking for men’s basketball season seating and parking.
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The National Leadership Circle (NLC) of the Ahearn Fund is a comprehensive program for K-Stateâ€™s top level of annual donors to athletics. In appreciation for their impact on the pursuit of athletic and academic excellence, NLC members are recognized with Bronze, Silver, Gold or Diamond levels and receive special benefits accordingly. In 2016, we are proud to announce that our membership has grown to 500 members with approximately 13% of those members living outside that state of Kansas. The national reach of Wildcat Athletics is growing and the Ahearn Fund staff continues to channel resources to expand this connection so that more and more people can join in the shared vision of success. For more information on the National Leadership Circle (NLC) please contact Associate AD for Development Andrew Hamor at 888.232.9074. >> The Wildcats saw a total of 12 individual conference titles over the course of the indoor and outdoor seasons. Brady Grunder set a new personal best to win the indoor menâ€™s weight throw.
DIAMOND GOLD SILVER
National Leadership Circle members represent 21 states across the U.S.A.
>> Our family, who are K-State graduates, enjoys the best family and friend experience at K-State. The NLC helps provide the student-athletes a world-class experience with great facilities and great coaches. We are proud to be part of the NLC and all they do to help attract premier players and coaches to Kansas State University.
JERRY & LINDA MARMIE Great Bend, Kan.
>> The Wildcats were led by junior Madison Talley with eight top-20 finishes, four top-10 finishes on her way to a second-straight individual bid to an NCAA Regional where she finished in a tie for 12th. Talley finished fourth at the Big 12 Championship.
NLC 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 Loyalty Book. • Invitations to VIP Wildcat receptions. • Invitations to NLC Weekend activities each Fall on a football weekend, including an exclusive NLC pregame party with Wildcat coaches and student-athletes. • Ticket access for non-season ticket holders and out-of-state members. • NLC lapel pin (first-year benefit only).
SILVER LEVEL ($25,000-$49,999 annual commitment) >> Freshman Jeremy Gandon led the team with three top-five finishes, which included a victory at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in just his second collegiate tournament. Gandon tied for fourth at the Big 12 Championship.
• All Ahearn Fund and Bronze Level benefits. • Pregame field access for one home football game each season. • Exclusive interactions with Wildcat coaches. • NLC lapel pin (first-year benefit only).
GOLD LEVEL ($50,000-$99,999 annual commitment) • All Ahearn Fund Silver Level and Bronze Level benefits. • Invitation to a VIP reception with the President. • Exclusive invitation to Gold member-only events. • NLC lapel pin (first-year benefit only).
DIAMOND LEVEL ($100,000 and above annual commitment) • All Ahearn Fund Gold, Silver and Bronze Level benefits. • Invitation to a VIP reception with the President. • Exclusive invitation to Diamond member-only events. • NLC lapel pin (first-year benefit only). For more information on the National Leadership Circle (NLC) please contact Associate AD for Development Andrew Hamor at 888.232.9074.
>> Morgan Wedekind stole the show during the season, winning an individual medal at Big 12s with a 10th place finish before being named to the Midwest All-Region Team after a 23rd place finish at the Midwest Regional.
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FOOTBALL SEATING 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. Please note that due to overwhelming fan support, there is currently a wait-list for football season tickets. For information on placing a request, please contact the Ahearn Fund at 888.232.9074.
FOOTBALL SEATING CONTRIBUTION LEVELS
VANIER RESERVED TV LAND
INTERCOLLEGIATE ROWING CENTER
E. AHEARN RESERVED
W. AHEARN RESERVED
MANHATTAN FIRE DEPT.
LOT 9 GA
KSU FOUNDATION LOT GA
GRAIN SCIENCE CENTER LOT GA
AGRONOMY LOT GA
EQUINE CENTER GA
LOT 9 VIP
CHESTER PETERS REC CENTER
ADDITIONAL PARKING THROUGH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS Reserved Parking Lots
K-STATE ATHLETICS OPERATED PARKING LOTS TOINTON FAMILY STADIUM
Ahearn Fund Reserved Lots Ahearn Fund RV Lots Ahearn Fund VIP Lots SOCCER/PRACTICE FIELD
R.V. CHRISTIAN TRACK
GA - Public General Admission ADA Parking
GA - General Admission Parking
PLEASE VISIT KSTATESPORTS.COM/GAMEDAY FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PARKING AT K-STATE FOOTBALL.
RESERVED REC KERR DRIVE
MIKE GOSS TENNIS STADIUM
VET MED GA
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 game day. Football parking lots open five hours prior to kickoff. Parking in both the east and west stadium lots is reserved for members of the Ahearn Fund and requires a permit for entry, which must be displayed at all times.
AHEARN FUND RESERVED PARKING
PAT ROBERTS HALL
VIA CHRISTI HOSPITAL
VET MED GA
Ahearn Fund members with football season tickets at the Victory Club level ($1,000) or higher are eligible to receive a Reserved parking pass. Due to limited parking around Bill Snyder Family Stadium, parking passes are limited to the number of season tickets on your account (continuous scale): • 1 to 4 season tickets – 1 parking pass • 5 to 8 season tickets – 2 parking passes • 9 to 12 season tickets – 3 parking passes Reserved spaces are allocated in priority point order and based on availability. To be put on our wait-list, please contact the Ahearn Fund prior to the ticket renewal deadline.
AHEARN FUND VIP PARKING
Ahearn Fund members with football season tickets at the Royal Purple Club level ($500) or higher are eligible to receive a VIP parking pass. All VIP spaces are located on the east side of Bill Snyder Family Stadium and operate on a first-come first-serve basis. Due to limited parking around Bill Snyder Family Stadium, parking passes are limited to the number of season tickets on your account (continuous scale): • 1 to 4 season tickets – 1 parking pass • 5 to 8 season tickets – 2 parking passes • 9 to 12 season tickets – 3 parking passes VIP spaces are allocated in priority point order and based on availability. To submit your request please contact the Ahearn Fund prior to the ticket renewal deadline.
Please note any account with multiple parking passes does require an additional donation based on the respective lot (Reserved/VIP). For information on football parking, please contact the Ahearn Fund at 888.232.9074.
>> Attendance at K-State games has been at an all-time high over the last three years as K-State has recorded 27 consecutive sellouts. The average attendance mark has been reset each of the last two years with 53,081 fans in 2014 and 53,100 last season.
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BASKETBALL SEATING Ahearn Fund members are given the opportunity to purchase K-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 staff are available to personally assist you with your season ticket request to accommodate your desired level of giving. For information, please call the Ahearn Fund at 888.232.9074.
>> Junior Wesley Iwundu was named to the Coaches All-Big 12 Third Team as well as to the Big 12 AllDefensive Team. Two freshmen – Barry Brown and Dean Wade – made an immediate impact, as the duo were selected to the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team.
MEN’S BASKETBALL SEATING CONTRIBUTION LEVELS
BASKETBALL PARKING 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 opportunity to purchase a reserved parking pass. Reserved parking is located on the west and east side of Bramlage.
AHEARN VIP PARKING
Ahearn Fund members with Men’s Basketball Priority Seating at the $500 level or higher have the opportunity to purchase a VIP parking pass. VIP parking is located on the west side of Bramlage Coliseum.
PARKING REQUEST PROCESS
Parking requests are limited to one (1) parking pass per account. Additional parking passes may be requested if you have over four (4) tickets in your account. Requests will be filled based on availability and in Priority Point order after all other eligible Ahearn Fund members have received their first request. For questions, please contact Director of Annual Giving Eric Buda via email at email@example.com or phone at 785.532.7715.
E. AHEARN RESERVED
>> Kansas State once again has placed among the national leaders in men’s basketball attendance, as the Wildcats ranked 32nd in average attendance for the 2015-16 season. The ranking marked the ninth time in the last 10 seasons that K-State has placed among the Top 35 in men’s basketball attendance.
VIA CHRISTI HOSPITAL
GA W. AHEARN RESERVED
W. AHEARN RESERVED
CHESTER PETER REC CENTER
TOINTON FAMILY STADIUM
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PREMIUM SEATING 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 Director of Annual Giving Eric Buda by phone at 785.532.7715 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. BILL SNYDER FAMILY STADIUM EAST CLUB
STEVE & KAY THEEDE CLUB
PAUL & SANDRA EDGERLEY FAMILY LOGE
PAUL & SANDRA EDGERLEY FAMILY LOGE
BRAMLAGE COLISEUM COURTSIDE SEATS
BRAMLAGE COLISEUM LOGE BOXES
TOINTON FAMILY STADIUM CLUB
TOINTON FAMILY STADIUM SUITES
BILL SNYDER FAMILY STADIUM EAST SUITES
CARL & MARY ICE FAMILY SUITE LEVEL AND WSC SUITE LEVEL II
POSTSEASON OPPORTUNITIES As an Ahearn Fund member, you have the first opportunity to purchase tickets for postseason events from K-State’s official allotment, which can include the College Football Playoff, bowl games, the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments and the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championships held in March at Chesapeake Energy Arena (women) in Oklahoma City and Sprint Center (men) in Kansas City.
2016 Autozone Liberty Bowl • K-State vs. Arkansas
Tickets for these postseason events are based on availability from the Big 12, bowl partner and NCAA, and assigned based on your Priority Point 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 K-State is poised for postseason play, ticket applications will be mailed immediately following K-State’s bowl-eligible sixth win for a bowl game and January for the Big 12 Championship(s) and NCAA Tournament(s).
POSTSEASON KEY DATES
>> Head coach Jeff Mittie and the Wildcats tallied a 1913 overall record in 2015-16 and the program’s first appearance in the NCAA Tournament and first win in the tournament since 2012. Breanna Lewis was named All-Big 12 First Team and garnered her second straight selection to the All-Big 12 Defensive Team. Kindred Wesemann was an All-Big 12 Second Team honoree and was named the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Big 12 Tournament
Big 12 Tournament
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K-STATE ATHLETICS FACILITY UPGRADES Capital gifts play a pivotal role in the enhancement, construction and maintenance of first-class athletic facilities. Top-notch facilities are not just important for recruiting the nationâ€™s best and brightest student-athletes, but also equip them with the best tools to pursue their scholastic and athletic goals. K-State Athletics has completed more than $210 million in capital projects since 2012.
ICE FAMILY BASKETBALL CENTER Completed: October 2012 Renamed: September 2015 Cost: $18 Million
IMPROVEMENTS TO AHEARN FIELD HOUSE Completed: Summer 2012
INTERCOLLEGIATE ROWING CENTER Dedication: October 25, 2013 Cost: $2.7 Million
MIKE GOSS TENNIS STADIUM
Dedication: September 7, 2013 Funding by KSA: $1.37 Million
WEST STADIUM CENTER Completed: August 2013 Cost: $81 Million
>> ”As a former player, it is great to see the improvements being made not only with the football program but all across the athletics department, and that is a testament to the support and passion of the entire K-State Nation.” -Former K-State Wide Receiver and Current Green Bay Packer Jordy Nelson
VANIER FAMILY FOOTBALL COMPLEX
Phase III Completed: 2015 Cost: $70 Million Phase IIIB Completed: 2016 Cost: $15 Million
PHASE IV & V IN BILL SNYDER FAMILY STADIUM MASTER PLAN
Phase IV: Video Upgrades and Field Wall: Field Perimeter Surface Upgrades, High Definition Sound System, Limestone Field Level Wall, Video & Ribbon Boards
SOCCER COMPETITION FIELDS Groundbreaking: May 9, 2015
Phase V: Aesthetic Improvements, Concourse Additions & Upgrades, East Premium Seating Upgrades, East Stadium Fan Amenities, Kid Zone/Family Playground Capital gifts are contributions outside your annual Ahearn Fund donation. If you are interested or would like more information, contact the Ahearn Fund office at 888.232.9074.
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Check out AhearnFund.com for all the latest news and information with the Ahearn Fund. A one-stop-shop of information can be found through the newly redesigned website, which includes premium seating and parking information, event registration, as well as links to the K-State Athletics Master Plan and Kansas State University 2025 sites.
>> The womenâ€™s rowing team posted its best race of the season at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships (SIRAs), winning five total medals, including three gold medals. The Wildcats finished the Big 12 Championships in fourth place.
Ahearn Fund Athletic Hospitality (AFAH) is K-State’s hospitality and special events office. AFAH directs, coordinates and supervises all Ahearn Fund and K-State Athletics special events, as well as manages all hospitality efforts for the premium seating areas for football, men’s and women’s basketball and baseball. The Ahearn Fund Athletic Hospitality Office also oversees all facility rentals located within K-State Athletics, highlighted by the West Stadium Center at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. These spaces are great for weddings, corporate meetings, staff retreats and board meetings.
RENTAL RATE INFORMATION SPACE
ATHLETIC FACILITY RENTAL INFORMATION CAPACITY KSU/AHEARN MEMBER PUBLIC
$120 / HOUR
$150 / HOUR
North: 384 South: 698
$150 / HOUR
$200 / HOUR
$200 / HOUR
$300 / HOUR
$300 / HOUR
$400 / HOUR
$200 / HOUR
$300 / HOUR
$300 / HOUR
$400 / HOUR
THEEDE CLUB LEVEL GAMEDAY
$2,000 / DAY
$3,000 / DAY
THEEDE CLUB LEVEL CUSTOM
$4,000 / DAY
$6,000 / DAY
ICE SUITE LEVEL 4th FLOOR GAMEDAY ICE SUITE LEVEL 4th FLOOR CUSTOM SUITE LEVEL 5th FLOOR GAMEDAY SUITE LEVEL 5th FLOOR CUSTOM
• University Lounge, Tailgate Terraces and Suite levels have a 4 hour minimum. • Rental pricing good through June 30, 2017 • KSU rate applicable for University functions only. • Ahearn Fund rate applicable for $2,500 or more in annual giving.
FOR AVAILABILITY, TOURS, QUESTIONS
or more information on hospitality and facility rentals, please contact Chelsey Frihart in the Ahearn Fund Athletic Hospitality & Special Events Office by email at email@example.com or by phone at 785.532.7952.
AHEARN FUND MEMBERSHIP GUIDE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHY IS IT IMPORTANT THAT I MAKE MY PLEDGE AND SEND IN AT LEAST 25% OF MY CONTRIBUTION BY MARCH 1, 2017? Meeting the March 1, 2017 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 Priority Points are calculated for football seating and parking upgrades. Additionally, having pledges in by March 1 helps the department accurately project revenues, which assist with the budgeting process for the coming athletic year. This process begins in March with a completed budget published in late June.
WHY IS MY TOTAL GIFT DUE BY JUNE 15, 2017? To maintain the department’s goal for fiscal responsibility and accountability, it is important that we can accurately project revenue, not only planning, but also for budgeting purposes. The budget process begins in March each year and the books are closed on June 30. 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.
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, those who have met the deadline will be moved into the open seats and/or parking. This is critical to ensure fair treatment for Ahearn Fund members and season ticket holders and giving those members who meet each deadline the opportunity to improve their seats and/or parking.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES TO PAYING MY GIFT BY MARCH 1? 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.
CAN I PAY MY AHEARN FUND GIFT IN INSTALLMENTS? Yes, 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 note if you are setting up a monthly payment schedule for the first time: please make sure that 25% of the priority seating donation is 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.
CAN I JOIN THE AHEARN FUND IF I DON’T HAVE SEASON TICKETS? Yes, the Ahearn Fund is K-State’s National Fund for Student-Athlete Excellence. Being an Ahearn Fund member, at any level, helps the department to achieve it’s vision of being A Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program. Annual gifts to the Ahearn Fund are the lifeblood of Kansas State Athletics. Those dollars allow the department to provide A World-Class Student-Athlete Experience, maintain and provide on-going 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.
HOW CAN I MAKE A REQUEST FOR A PARKING SPOT AT BILL SNYDER FAMILY STADIUM? The Ahearn Fund is proud to offer three parking options for members of the Ahearn Fund: Reserved, VIP and RV parking. In order to obtain a parking space, the request must be submitted to the Ahearn Fund by March 1. Requests can be made via mail, over the phone or online at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Ahearn Fund at 888.232.9074. Requests are reviewed and fulfilled each year based on availability and Priority Point order.
COMPLIANCE K-State Athletics, Inc., and its 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 K-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 acknowledgment 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 canceled and/or forfeited by the school.
K-STATE ATHLETICS COMPLIANCE STAFF
Associate Athletics Director/Compliance 785.532.3990 email@example.com
Senior Director of Compliance 785.532.7678 firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Director of Compliance 785.532.6089 email@example.com
>> K-State recorded its most team victories in a season since 2011 and reached the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Womenâ€™s Tennis Championship for the second year in a row. Freshman Millie Stretton was named to the All-Big 12 Freshman Team. AHEARN FUND MEMBERSHIP GUIDE
AHEARN FUND STAFF 1800 College Avenue Manhattan, KS 66502 Toll Free Phone: 888.232.9074 Fax: 785.532.2340 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.AhearnFund.com
LAIRD VEATCH Deputy Athletics Director 785.532.7954 email@example.com
ANDREW HAMOR Associate Athletics Director for Development 785.532.6901 firstname.lastname@example.org
ERIC BUDA Director of Annual Giving 785.532.7715 email@example.com
AUSTIN SCHILLING Associate Director of Development 785.532.7677 firstname.lastname@example.org
KATIE LARSON Gift Processing Assistant 785.532.7882 email@example.com
WILL COOPER Graduate Assistant, Ahearn Fund 785.532.5282 firstname.lastname@example.org
MIKE CLARK Senior Director of Development 785.532.7716 email@example.com
JOSH SUSAN MCCOWAN SHIPMAN Senior Director Senior Director of Stewardship, of Development Hospitality and Events 785.532.7881 785.532.7763 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
CHELSEY BLAIR FRIHART DEBORD Assistant Director Assistant Director of of Development Hospitality and Special Events 785.532.2406 785.532.7952 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
TRACER PAUL Graduate Assistant, Ahearn Fund 785.532.5282 firstname.lastname@example.org
MATT GILLER Assistant Director of Development 785.532.7984 email@example.com
>> K-State will play its inaugural match on Aug. 19 at Saint Louis and will play its first ever home match on Sept. 16 against Northern Iowa.
SCOTLAND SARAH PRESTON WEISSMANN Graduate Assistant, Graduate Assistant, Ahearn Fund Hospitality and Special Events 785.532.5282 785.532.2876 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
>> The menâ€™s cross country team recorded a sixth place finish at the Big 12 Championships, their best finish since finishing in fifth place in 1998
SPECIAL LEADERSHIP PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON ATHLETICS
The President’s Advisory Committee meets quarterly and provides advice and recommendations on matters such as: fiscal integrity, long-range planning, compliance, equity, academic integrity and student welfare.
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
Carson Andreoli – Kansas City, Mo. Tyler Bachman – Shawnee, Kan. John Blackwell – Larned, Kan. Tim Blake – Shawnee, Kan. Jerry Boettcher – Manhattan, Kan. Jerry Braden – Manhattan, Kan. Matt Crocker – Manhattan, Kan. Tara Cupps – Wichita, Kan. Terry Cupps – Wichita, Kan. Mary Ice – Westlake, 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.
John Currie – Director of Athletics Jill Shields – Executive Associate AD/Senior Woman Administrator
Cindy Bontrager Secretary-Treasurer Vice President of Administration & Finance
Pat Bosco, Ph.D. Vice President of Student Life/ Dean of Students
Kenneth Hughey – Special Education & Counseling Daniel Ireton – Hale Library Julia Keen – Architectural Engineering & Construction Jennifer Vellenga – Music, Theatre & Dance
ALUMNI REPRESENTATIVES Tina Glover – Mission Viejo, Cal. Mary Ice – Westlake, Texas
STUDENT-ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVES Miles Bearden – Cartersville, Ga. Kennedy Felice – Manhattan, Kan.
Jackie Hartman, Ph.D. Director of Community Relations Chief of Staff for General Richard Myers April Mason, Ph.D. Provost and Senior Vice President Be Stoney, Ph.D. 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.
Nick Edwards – Kansas City, Mo. Hunter Post – Beloit, Kan.
ALUMNI BOARD REPRESENTATIVES Mel Kopf – Topeka, Kan. Barry Robinson – Manhattan, Kan. Dan Yunk – Manhattan, Kan.
KSU FOUNDATION REPRESENTATIVE Gib Compton – Wichita, Kan.
Disclaimer: This 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 CALLING 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 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
2016 SPRING GRADUATES
JAMES ALLEN Baseball Management Information Systems
WILL ASH Football English
LUCAS BENENATI Baseball Social Sciences
KATIE BRAND Volleyball Life Sciences
CHRIS CAMPBELL Men’s Track & Field Social Sciences
BRITTANY CHAMBERS Women’s Basketball Life Sciences
KODY COOK Football Marketing
COURTNEY COOKE Rowing Accounting
BRI CRAIG Women’s Basketball Family Studies & Human Services
CLAYTON DALRYMPLE Baseball Management
ANDRE DAVIS Football Social Sciences
DWIGHT DAVIDSON Men’s Track & Field Life Sciences
JUSTIN EDWARDS Men’s Basketball Kinesiology
OLIVIA ELIASSON Women’s Golf Biochemistry
BRANDON ERICKSON Baseball Social Sciences
LAURA GALVAN Women’s Track & Field Food Science & Industry
CHELSEA GOBLE Rowing Family Studies & Human Services
JARED GOEDERT Baseball Finance
LUKE HAYES Football Kinesiology
MADALYNN HANEY Rowing Nutrition & Kinesiology
DEMONTE HOOD Football Family Studies & Human Services
JOE HUBENER Football Secondary Education
STEPHEN HURT Men’s Basketball Social Sciences
DJ JOHNSON Men’s Basketball Social Sciences
TERRALE JOHNSON Football Social Sciences
CHARLES JONES Football Sociology/Criminology
COLTON KALMUS Baseball Management
JARED KING Baseball Business Administration
MEAGHAN KUZMICH Rowing Women’s Studies
JARVIS LEVERETT Football Sociology/Criminology
STACEY MALONE Women’s Basketball Kinesiology
MATT MCCRANE Football Marketing
BLAKE MCFADDEN Baseball Athletic Training
TYLER MOORE Baseball Social Sciences
CAMERON MORGAN Football Finance
KALE MUELLER Men’s Track & Field Horticulture
LUCAS MUNDS Football Management
KRISTEN PETRY Women’s Track & Field Statistics
RACHEL PROTEAU Women’s Track & Field Biochemistry
ERIN ROESER Rowing Biology
BRIAN ROHLEDER Men’s Basketball Mechanical Engineering
ERIKA SCHILLER Women’s Track & Field Dietetics
MATT SEIWERT Football Agribusiness
STEVE SERRATORE Baseball History
BAILEY SHURBET Volleyball General Human Ecology
REGAN SIMPSON Rowing Psychology
LOGAN SMITH Men’s Track & Field Social Sciences
AMINA ST. HILL Tennis Communication Studies
PAIGE STRATIOTI Women’s Track & Field Family Studies & Human Services
ANTOINETTE TAYLOR Women’s Basketball Family Studies & Human Services
TRAMAINE THOMPSON Football Social Sciences
ALYX TREASURE Women’s Track & Field Entrepreneurship & Marketing
LIBBY TUDOR Equestrian Landscape Architecture
KYLE WELDON Men’s Golf Civil Engineering
KIM WILLIAMSON Women’s Track & Field Sociology/Criminology
DANIELLE WINTERS Women’s Track & Field Communication Studies
JAKE WODTKE Baseball Life Sciences
TYLER WOLFE Baseball Psychology