The Ahearn Fund, K-State’s National Fund for Student-Athlete Excellence, was founded in 1964 with the primary objective of providing resources from the private sector to assist with rising scholarship costs.
The unrestricted dollars given by our members are the life-blood of K-State Athletics. This commitment has provided us with the flexibility to make investments to all of our 16 sports programs. From facilities improvements to enhancing travel and recruiting budgets, we are committed to Championship Athletic Performances in the classroom and on the field of play
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 while earning their degree.
Why We Need Your Help
Annual gifts to the Ahearn Fund and priority season-ticket purchases represent the lifeblood of K-State Athletics and allow the department to achieve its vision of a model intercollegiate athletics program.
The $82 million budget for FY2019 includes $10.3 million for student-athlete scholarships to be paid to the university. The remaining portion of Ahearn Fund contributions, along with capital support donations and ticket revenues, are strategically invested in providing A World-Class Student-Athlete Experience, to the more than 450 student-athletes that represent K-State, which includes team travel, equipment, academic support, and sports medicine treatment.
By donating $50 or more annually to the Ahearn Fund you qualify for various sport-specific and non-sport-specific benefits throughout the following year.
Contributing to the Ahearn Fund not only supports K-State Athletics and each and every one of our 450-plus student-athletes, but this support also BENEFITS YOU, our loyal Ahearn Fund members.