Rock Chalk Ball

Rock Chalk Ball: Feathers and Flappers

Canceled: Rock Chalk Ball

The Association has canceled all in-person events through May 12, including Rock Chalk Ball, in coordination with the University of Kansas and following the guidance of public health officials.

In addition to gathering Jayhawks to celebrate KU, proceeds from the Rock Chalk Ball allow us to make investments to strengthen the University of Kansas, connect a global network of Jayhawks, and sustain a strong, vibrant alumni association.

As the Association’s senior staff team continues to work with the national Board of Directors and the Kansas City Network Board to determine next steps, we will post new information here and on our social media channels. Additional information on the KU community’s responses to the pandemic can be found at and

Read the full message from Heath Peterson, president, to registered attendees. 


Thank you to our sponsors


Oread Benefactor


Charlie Hustle logo

Dimensional Innovations

Helix Architecture & Design

McCown Gordon Construction


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 2020 Rock Chalk Ball will support alumni and student programs, including the Jayhawk Career Network. 

For more event information, contact Kelsey Galle 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