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 seventh annual event is scheduled for Saturday, April 8, 2017.
The executive director manages The Big Event board, and is the official spokesperson of The Big Event to the university community.
Director of Community Relations
The Director of Community Relations works with the outreach committee.
Director of Campus Relations
The Director of Campus Relations works with recruitment committee, and with The Big Event’s marketing coordinators.
Director of Development
The director of development is in charge of fundraising for The Big Event and works with the event logistics committee.
Community Outreach Coordinators:
Kayla Gravel & Kristina Foster
The outreach committee coordinates all community job requests to be completed during The Big Event.
Volunteer Recruitment Coordinators
Vanessa Gonzales, Kelton Zenishek & Dayton Hammes
The Big Event recruitment committee seeks KU students, faculty, and staff to volunteer on the day of The Big Event.
The marketing coordinator handles all advertising for The Big Event. The marketing coordinator also manages The Big Event’s online presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Event Logistics Coordinators:
Matt Hartenstein & Megan Doolittle
The programs committee coordinates all day-of details for The Big Event.