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About The Big Event at KU

The Big Event connects the KU campus with the Lawrence community by recruiting thousands of student, faculty, and staff volunteers to work at hundreds of local job sites during one day of service. Big Event volunteers provide a helping hand to Lawrence residents by completing projects in their neighborhoods.

The sixth annual event is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, 2016. Registration for KU volunteers wishing to participate in The Big Event, and for Lawrence residents wishing to submit service requests to The Big Event, will open early in the spring 2016 semester. Stay tuned to www.thebigeventku.com for updates.

Executive Director
Donna Craven
The executive director manages The Big Event board, and is the official spokesperson of The Big Event to the university community.

Director of Outreach
Tina Woods
The director of outreach works with the programs and operations committees.

Director of Communications
Quentin Aker
The director of communications works with the outreach and recruitment committees, and with The Big Event’s marketing coordinators.

Director of Development
Bailee Myers
The director of development is in charge of fundraising for The Big Event and works with the event logistics committee.

Community Outreach Coordinators:
Jeff Michel & Brenna Murray
The outreach committee coordinates all community job requests to be completed during The Big Event.

Volunteer Recruitment Coordinators
Anne DeArmond & Joe Harvey
The Big Event recruitment committee seeks KU students, faculty, and staff to volunteer on the day of The Big Event.

Marketing Coordinator
Tyler Fix
The marketing coordinator handles all advertising for The Big Event. The marketing coordinator also manages The Big Event’s online presence on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Event Logistics Coordinators:
Breanna Roberts & Ashley Garcia
The programs committee coordinates all day-of details for The Big Event.


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