Thank you for your loyalty and generous support, which helped the Association continue its vital work to advocate for the University of Kansas, communicate with Jayhawks in all media, recruit students and volunteers, serve students and alumni, and unite Jayhawks worldwide. Our success during fiscal year 2018-’19 would not have been possible without your participation. We are pleased to highlight innovations and progress in key programs:
- The Jayhawk Career Network launched the digital KU Mentoring platform that unites career services across KU. More than 5,000 alumni and students now participate, and more than 1,600 connections have been made. Since the semester began, participation has continued to grow.
- The Presidents Club reached a record 690 members, whose annual contributions of $1,000 or more totaled $835,000 in critical revenue to fund the continued growth of our programs for students and alumni. The Presidents Club also reached a record retention level of 94%.
- Last year we shifted staff duties, dedicating a two-member team to business development. As a result, our revenue from corporate partnerships topped $300,000—an $85,000 jump from the previous year. These win-win partnerships are important to our efforts to grow a vibrant association.
- Our Student Alumni Network became the largest student alumni membership organization in the Big 12. SAN provides opportunities for the strongest KU student leaders to converge in the Student Alumni Leadership Board. SAN hosted or co-hosted 90 events that drew more than 12,000 students.
We are proud of our creative and hard-working staff and our collaborations with KU leaders, academic partners, KU Endowment and Kansas Athletics. We have made great strides, and we look forward to even more progress in 2019-’20, thanks to our shared dedication and commitment to our beloved alma mater.
We believe Jayhawks are stronger together!
Heath Peterson, d’04, g’09
John Ballard III, b’73
National Chair, 2018-’19