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The KU Alumni Association helps Jayhawks tell KU’s story in all corners of the world.

Home is where the Jayhawk is.

Make a contribution today and we’ll send you our exclusive Jayhawk welcome mat!

Contributions of $25 or more are eligible to receive the Jayhawk welcome mat as a complimentary gift. The mat measures 20″x30″. 

Ballin' in the Bayou

You love KU basketball.

Get the fan cave to show it!

The Jayhawks have advanced to the Final Four, and we’re celebrating by giving you a chance to win!

Thanks to our friends at Zipchair, you can win your choice of one of three furniture packages, each with an estimated value of $3,500.

Plus, they’ll provide a shipping allowance of up to $1,500 to one location in the United States! Check out the prize package options below.

ZipChair prize package
ZipChair prize package
ZipChair prize package

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone who purchases a membership, upgrades or renews an existing membership, purchases a gift membership, or makes a gift of at least $10.00 to the KU Alumni Association between March 28 and April 11, 2022, will be automatically entered in to win the prize.

Zipchair $5,000 Prize Package*

*(Prize is a choice of one of three furniture packages each with an approximate value of $3,500 plus a shipping allowance to one location in the U.S. of up to $1,500.)

ZipChair prize package1st Package Choice**

1 Silver LoveSeat with Kansas Jayhawk Logo Panel

1 Silver Sofa with Kansas Jayhawk Logo Panel

1 Silver Club Chair with Kansas Jayhawk Logo Panel

1 Game Rocker 100 with Kansas Jayhawk Logo Panel

2 additional Jayhawk logo panels

2 Display Pillows


ZipChair prize package2nd Package Choice**

1 Silver Sofa with Kansas Jayhawk Logo Panel

2 Stealth Recliners with Kansas Jayhawk Logo Panel

2 Game Rocker 100 with Kansas Jayhawk Logo Panel

2 additional Jayhawk logo panels

2 Display Pillows



ZipChair prize package3rd Package Choice

3 Stealth Power Plus Recliners with Kansas Jayhawk Logo Panel

3 Swing Tables

3 Tablet Holders

1 Game Rocker 100

**Note: The brand name is “Silver.” The furniture is not the color silver. The furniture is black.

By (1) purchasing, upgrading, renewing, or giving a gift of any KU Alumni Association membership or (2) making a donation of at least $10.00 to the KU Alumni Association online, over the phone, or through the mail. All transactions received during the above stated timeframe will be automatically entered. The contest drawing will be held on April 14, 2022. The winner does not need to be present to win. There is no limit to the number of memberships purchased or contributions made to be entered into the drawing. For gift memberships, both the purchaser and recipient will be entered if they are 18 years of age or older and live in the United States.

No purchase is necessary to enter. All contestants must be 18 years of age or older to participate and live in the United States. Entries may also be made by legibly printing your first and last name, complete mailing address, phone number and email address and the words “Ballin’ in the Bayou Prize Drawing” on either a 3”x5” or 4”x 6” card and mailing it to: KU Alumni Association, ATTN: Prize Drawing, 1266 Oread Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045. No facsimile, email or copied entries will be accepted. Enter as often as you like.  Each entry request must be separately mailed.  

Yes, current members can enter by renewing, upgrading or giving a gift of membership or making a gift of at least $10.00 during the contest period. Or members can enter by submitting a handwritten request (see instructions above).

The winner will be contacted by phone, email, U.S. Mail, overnight courier and/or in person at the KU Alumni Association’s option. Winner must be located and claim their prize within seven (7) days of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.  The KU Alumni Association will either mail, email or personally provide instructions on how to claim the prize from Zipchair.  Each entrant is only eligible to win one (1) prize. Prize must be selected and ordered by September 30, 2022. If prize is not selected and ordered by September 30, 2022, it will be considered to have been forfeited with no further obligation by the KU Alumni Association or Zipchair.

The odds of winning will be determined by the number of entrants.

Find the official rules and details here

What is the
Presidents Club?

Members of the KU Alumni Association’s Presidents Club annually give $1,000 or more to help support the creation and expansion of programs to better serve KU and its alumni, friends and students.

To give now to the Association, please make an online gift through KU Endowment. For more information about endowed funds for the Alumni Association, contact Angie Storey, senior vice president of donor relations, at 785.964.4761 or toll free at 800.584.2957



Your gift helps support KU Alumni Association programs that advance the mission of the University of Kansas by uniting a global network of Jayhawks and increasing the value of KU degrees.

Future Jayhawks

Do you know of a future Jayhawk who is interested in learning more about attending KU? We invite you to share the names of prospective students who are in sixth grade or above.


Alumni Networks

The KU Alumni Association offers networks and clubs throughout the state, across the country and around the world. These groups get together to watch games, enjoy KU camaraderie, recruit the best incoming students to KU and work to strengthen the University.


Kansas Alumni Magazine

Kansas Alumni magazine shares stories of the University of Kansas. The magazine supports the University’s mission of teaching, research and public service by informing and educating alumni and by strengthening their connection to KU, reminding them that they remain part of the Jayhawk family, no matter where they live or how long ago they left the Hill.


Jayhawks for Higher Education

Jayhawks for Higher Education members communicate the importance of the University and higher education to the Kansas Legislature. Alumni advocacy is a longstanding tradition of the KU Alumni Association as an independent nonprofit organization. Informed advocates help strengthen the University.


Other Ways to Engage

Learn how you can support the KU Alumni Association’s mission.


Stay connected to KU with affordable membership options for every Jayhawk.


Volunteer positions are available in your network, or you can help establish a network in your area if one doesn't exist.


We thank our corporate partners for their creative sponsorships as well as digital and print advertising. Partners are part of the KU Alumni Association Family.


Explore our mentor matching program for students and alumni to create connections, provide professional insight and opportunities.

Contact us for more info

Angie Storey

Senior Vice President of Donor and Member Relations



Danielle Hoover

Senior Director of Donor Relations



Heather Hawkins

Senior Director of Stewardship and Events



Michael Stigler

Assistant Director of Donor Relations



Welcome to the University of Kansas Alumni Association

Your membership in the KU Alumni Association is the single most powerful way to make all of KU stronger, including the value of your own degree. Through your membership, the Association: