Supporting K-State Athletics through the Innovation and Inspiration Campaign

Your investment in K-State Athletics gives 440+ student athletes the opportunity to be part of the K-State family, excelling through graduation and beyond to benefit our university, community and state.

Funding priorities - $200 million

Your investment in K-State Athletics can help enhance the grass roots fan experience, deliver a world-class student athlete experience and secure K-State's competitive future. The K-State Family — it’s not just a slogan, it’s the Wildcat Way. It is our identity, our values and our commitment. And it wouldn't be possible without you.

Facility enhancement

Facilities can positively impact the daily experience of the 440+ student-athletes that represent K-State across 16 different varsity sports. Our athletic facilities and associated activities are an integral part of the campus experience, as well as a major recruiting tool for all K-State sports and the university in general. Our facilities should express our success, pride and tradition. They must contribute to the attitude where every student-athlete aspires to play a major role in continuing the tradition of K-State Athletics.

Student success

Generous gifts from alumni, friends and fans allow K-State Athletics to cover tuition and fees for student-athletes, as well as housing, meals, equipment fees and more. These additional costs can quickly add up to well over $10,000 per year for each student-athlete, on top of tuition and fees. Your investment in student support is a vital part of our ability to competitively recruit and retain student-athletes. 

Excellence funds

Through the Ahearn Fund, gifts from alumni, friends and fans help K-State Athletics maintain excellence. Your investment advances our students, facilities and programs, meeting the areas of greatest need while addressing new opportunities. Help us preserve the success, pride and tradition that is K-State Athletics. 

Give now

You can become an Ahearn Fund member now, or contact Josh McCowan, senior associate AD of development, at

Spirit for giving

Carl and Mary Ice share their love of K-State through philanthropy.

Investing in the future

Gib and Brenda Compton, a generous K-State couple.

Giving back

Jim and Laura Johnson inspire K-State with gift benefiting students, faculty and facilities.