Thank You

We are truly grateful to all the Jayhawks who came together to support Rock Chalk Forever. It was so much fun to see Jayhawks reconnect and unite behind supporting our students and a vibrant alumni association, as we all affirm our commitment to building a stronger KU.

–Heath Peterson, d’04, g’09, president


This community means so much to me and I want to share my sincerest gratitude. I spent three and a half of my four years here as a member of our Student Alumni Endowment Board, an experience which has shaped me as a leader, scholar, and young professional. I am forever grateful for the opportunities this board afforded me. I’ve forged friendships that will endure far beyond college, with the same level of genuine connection that first drew me to the association. I’ve been challenged in positions of responsibility and authority to lead a group of individuals toward a common goal. I’ve harnessed, through the support of this community, the best parts of myself that will one day change the world.

-Allie Burch, Student Alumni Endowment Board President

Rock Chalk Forever — formerly Rock Chalk Ball — is back with a new name, location and experience!

Why the change? The KU Alumni Association is excited for the opportunity to introduce a more engaging, interactive and inclusive event that gathers as many Jayhawks together as possible for a night of mingling, memories and magic.

Join your fellow Jayhawks and experience the reimagined Rock Chalk Forever by:

  • Celebrating KU traditions
  • Enjoying live entertainment featuring dueling pianos
  • Savoring Lawrence-inspired food with all ticket purchases
  • Receiving exclusive access opportunities at Children’s Mercy Park
  • Supporting programs for students & alumni

There’s no force more powerful than an iconic sports stadium filled with Jayhawks. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of a new chapter not just in KUAA’s story, but also in KU’s rich and long-running legacy. It all happens at Children’s Mercy Park on May 6.

It’s not too late to give! No matter the amount, your donation supports students through the Jayhawk Career Network, the Student Alumni Network and other KU programs to help students remain in school and graduate by supporting all aspects of their well-being, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Every $1,000 gift for Rock Chalk Forever will receive Presidents Club recognition and will be invited to an exclusive tailgate during the first football game at The Pub. They will also be entered to win an original piece by Megh Knappenberger.