Kansas State received a record $14.47 million in annual fund cash gifts, athletic director John Currie announced Wednesday.
The fundraising total was an increase of more than 50 percent from the previous year, and can be attributed in part to the launch of a revamped Ahearn Fund in December. Currie said the campaign generated approximately 650 new members. The previous record for giving was $10.4 million in the 2007-08 academic year.
"Grass-roots support through the Ahearn Fund is our largest single source of revenue at K-State and critical to our ability of providing our student-athletes with a world-class experience," Currie said in a statement.
Gifts to the Ahearn Fund, which start at $50, are used for scholarships, sports medicine, academic support, modernization of facilities and other services that directly benefit K-State student-athletes.