K-State Launches Ahearn Excellence Campaign

MANHATTAN, Kan. – With a national reach that includes members in all 50 states, the Ahearn Fund and K-State Athletics have announced details for the Ahearn Excellence Campaign, a membership drive to encourage philanthropic support by growing total membership and elevating gift levels for current members.

Over the course of the next several months, the campaign will highlight the “Excellence” of Wildcat student-athletes, and encourage all members of the K-State family to join in the Ahearn Excellence Campaign and help continue to provide a World-Class Student-Athlete Experience.

Gifts toward the campaign would be above and beyond any seating commitments and would align with the “Excellence” displayed each and every day by Wildcat student-athletes and all K-Staters.

“The K-State Nation time and time again has shown why it is the most passionate and loyal fan base in the country,” said Associate AD for Development Andrew Hamor. “With more than 10,000 Ahearn Fund members, which now include members in all 50 states, we truly have a national reach for all of our 16 programs and 450 K-State student-athletes and this campaign is designed to enhance that experience even more.”

With that reach, the Ahearn Fund is built upon the principle that anyone can make an impact with their gift, regardless of the amount, and assist student-athletes by providing financial support for scholarships, facilities, and other programs that enable them to realize their dreams of achieving a World-Class Student-Athlete Experience which includes earning a degree while participating in athletics on a nationally competitive level.

Support of the Ahearn Excellence Campaign will also help drive K-State’s future as the department is in the midst of completing $210 million in athletics facility improvements since 2009 which is another key component to President Kirk Schulz’s K-State 2025 vision of advancing the Carnegie Tier One university into the ranks of the Top 50 public research institutions.

Fans can join the Ahearn Fund today for as little as $50 per year by clicking here, calling toll free at 888-232-9074, or visiting ahearnfund.com.