For the remainder of 2016, the Ahearn Fund is introducing the Ahearn Excellence Campaign. The goal of the Ahearn Excellence Campaign is to increase membership in the Ahearn Fund by encouraging current and prospective members to make a philanthropic gift to K-State Athletics. By participating in the campaign, you are directly impacting the student-athlete experience for each of our 459 student-athletes.

Why Participate?

Since 2014, K-State Athletics has increased our investment in the daily experience of our student-athletes by over $3 million. Most of these investments are related to NCAA legislation changes that now enables K-State Athletics to provide the full cost-of-attendance for scholarship student-athletes as well as the opportunity to provide enhanced nutrition for all student-athletes. When you participate in the Ahearn Excellence Campaign you can be confident knowing that your gift, of any amount, is going to help provide a world class student-athlete experience at K-State. Some other key elements of a world class student-athlete experience are:

  • Full Cost-of-Attendance Scholarships
  • Academic Staffing and Supplies
  • Maintenance of Practice Facilities
  • State-of-the-Art Training Equipment
  • Sports Medicine Staffing
  • Student-Athlete Support Staff
  • World-Class Coaches
  • Full-Time Sports Psychologist Staff
  • Full-Time Sports Nutrition Staff
  • Performance Table Meal Plans
  • Increased Recruiting Travel Budgets
  • Sport Specific Equipment


Ahearn Fund members have made the following facility constructions possible through their annual Ahearn Fund gifts:

  • Upper East Side restrooms at Bill Snyder Family Stadium | Summer 2011
  • Bill Snyder Family Stadium – Wagner Field turf replacement | Summer 2011
  • Tointon Family Stadium – Frank Myers Field turf installation | Fall 2011
  • Ahearn Field House interior upgrades | Summer 2012
  • Ahearn Fund Student-Athlete Performance Table | Fall 2013
  • Intercollegiate Rowing Facility | Fall 2013

How to Get Involved

There are two ways that you can be involved in the Ahearn Excellence Campaign:

  1. Click here or call 888-232-9074 to join the Ahearn Fund or increase your membership level through your Ahearn Excellence donations!
  2. Encourage your fellow K-Staters that are not currently Ahearn Fund members to join!

Your donations make a difference! Get involved in the Ahearn Excellence Campaign today and help provide K-State student-athletes with a world-class student-athlete experience!

By supporting the Ahearn Excellence Campaign, not only are you providing financial support for K-State Athletics but your support of the Ahearn Excellence Campaign will help drive K-State’s future toward our 2025 Vision to become a top 50 public research university by the year 2025. Your donations make a difference!