Rock Chalk Ball

 Rock Chalk Ball 2015

Rock Chalk Ball
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Grand Ballroom, Bartle Hall
Kansas City, MO

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported this year’s Rock Chalk Ball! Since 1996, the Rock Chalk Ball has been the premier fundraising event in Kansas City for the KU Alumni Association, helping to advance our mission of strengthening our beloved University of Kansas.

Photos from the event are now available, courtesy of Steve Puppe Photography. You are welcome to download photos for personal use at no cost.

Rock Chalk Ball Image Gallery

Special Thanks

Rock Chalk Ball 2015

Event Chairs:
Kelly, c’87, l’90, and Paxson St. Clair, c’88

Rock Chalk Ball Committee Chairs:
Mark A. Frutiger, b’01, Chair
Lindsay Hare, c’02, l’05, Chair

Rock Chalk Ball Committee Members:
Jason Booker, d’99
Brooke Briley Robison, d’01, g’04
Desarae Harrah, b’02
Barbara Kempf, s’89, g’04
Joe Mulvihill, b’06
Melissa Nguyen, c’03
Ben J. Renn, b’04
Linda Ellis Sims, e’79
Cary Smalley, c’02, l’05
Andrew Wank, b’09
Alaina Webster, c’04
Chris Wolfe, b’10

Rock Chalk Ball Benefactors

Rock Chalk Ball Featured Artist: Tina Blanck

Mosaic Painting Jayhawk by Tina Blanck | www.kualumni.orgTina Blanck is a Kansas City artist who specializes in a unique painting technique she calls “mosaic painting.”

Her large paintings have the look and feel of mosaic but are created entirely with paint. After preparing the boar with a layer of drywall mud for texture, Tina sketches the design and then fills in the painting with geometric shapes of stamped paint, adding depth and movement with patterns in the background.

Tina created a 4’x4′ Jayhawk mosaic painting, pictured at right, to commemorate KU’s sesquicentennial celebration. The painting will be the featured item in the evening’s live auction.

Visit Tina’s website at to learn more about her work.

In keeping with the Alumni Association’s mission to strengthen KU, proceeds from the 2014 Rock Chalk Ball will be used to enhance and expand outstanding alumni programs that unite Jayhawks, provide networking opportunities, and engage alumni in student recruitment and other advocacy on behalf of KU.

For more information, contact Betsy Winetroub at 913.897.8445 or