Rock Chalk Ball

Rock Chalk Ball: Feathers and Flappers

Rock Chalk Ball: Saturday, May 2

The LEX at Municipal Auditorium
301 W. 13th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

Join us for the 25th annual Rock Chalk Ball, as we celebrate the history of the premier fundraising event in Kansas City for the KU Alumni Association since 1996.

The Rock Chalk Ball helps to advance our mission of strengthening KU by working to build stronger student recruitment efforts, developing a well-informed alumni base of advocates, enriching the experience of all KU graduates, and increasing the value of the KU degree by growing the strongest Jayhawk network possible.

We are proud to recognize honorary chairs over the past 25 years. The evening will celebrate KU and the Alumni Association’s work to develop future alumni leaders and put students in positions to tap the unlimited power of the Jayhawk network. Funds raised throughout the evening will directly support the Jayhawk Career Network and the Student Alumni Network, vital programs that foster meaningful connections among Jayhawks and create relationships that lead to student success.





Thank you to our sponsors


Oread Benefactor


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Trisha Brauer, Taking Bids Benefit AuctionsGoing once, twice, sold! Taking Bids Benefit Auctions (TBBA) is based in Kansas City and is leading the industry with record-smashing methods to raise money for nonprofits. TBBA believes in making our community a better place one auction at a time.

Education is important to owner and head auctioneer Trisha Brauer. She holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA. She completed her auction training at World Wide College of Auctioneering and is an active member of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) as well as the state associations for Iowa, Kansas, Colorado and Missouri.

Trisha also holds the designation of Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS). This designation is awarded and recognized by the National Auctioneers Association and represents specific education and training in conducting benefit auctions. This designation has been awarded to only 3% of the nation’s auctioneers. She has also completed her Certified Auctioneer Institute (CAI) designation, a three-year program that is the highest designation recognized by the NAA. In addition to helping nonprofits hold record breaking events, she is a professional trainer for the NAA and teaches auctioneers across the country the art of benefit auctions. She also sells real estate in the Kansas City metro area.

In keeping with the Alumni Association’s mission to strengthen KU, all proceeds from the 2019 Rock Chalk Ball will support alumni and student programs, including the Jayhawk Career Network. 

For more event information, contact Kelsey Hill at 785.864.9781 or
For reservation questions, contact Michelle Lang at 785.864.9769 or
For sponsorship questions, contact Crysta Moon at 785.864.9767 or