• The Ahearn Fund continues to be one of the largest source of revenue for K-State Athletics, with cash gifts of $18.1 million received in 2016. Contributing to the Ahearn Fund not only supports K-State Athletics and each and every one of our 450 student-athletes, but this support also BENEFITS YOU, our loyal Ahearn Fund members. 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.
Which Gift is Right for You?
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.
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. Top-notch facilities are not just important for recruiting the nation’s best and brightest student-athletes, but also equip them with the best tools to pursue their scholastic and athletic goals.
A planned or deferred gift can offer you substantial tax and estate planning benefits and allow you to make a larger and more lasting gift to K-State. It can be a gift K-State Athletics receives now or in the future, and it is also a way you can be a key supporter while meeting your own financial goals. Planned gifts to the Ahearn Fund can be made through charitable trusts, gift annuities, bequests, and life insurance, among others.
Endowments are the gift that keeps giving, as they guarantee a perpetual source of financial support for the Athletics Department to meet other essential needs – such as facility enhancements, game day operations, academic support and personnel salaries.
Corporations and businesses encourage philanthropic behavior and enhance the impact of employee generosity with matching gift programs. Depending on your individual company’s policy, your gift or volunteer efforts for K-State could be increased from one to three times for each dollar you contribute.