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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 fifth annual event is scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2015. 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 2015 semester. Stay tuned to www.thebigeventku.com for updates.

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

Director of Internal Affairs
Michael Huff
The director of internal affairs works with the programs and operations committees.

Director of External Affairs
Lauren Fleming
The director of external affairs works with the outreach and recruitment committees, and with The Big Event’s marketing coordinators.

Director of Development
Brianna Leiker
The director of development is in charge of fundraising for The Big Event, and manages business sponsorship, funding applications, and fundraising events.

Development Coordinator
Allison Dittemore
The development coordinator assists the director of development with fundraising for The Big Event.

Marketing Coordinators
Travis Kesinger & Haley Seldin
The marketing coordinators handle all advertising for The Big Event. The marketing coordinators also manage The Big Event’s online presence on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Programs Co-Chairs
Margie Bang & Jordan Hulsey
The programs committee coordinates all day-of details for The Big Event.

Operations Co-Chairs
Tina Woods & Donna Craven
The operations committee handles supply needs, and manages The Big Event’s tool loan program. Operations co-chairs also coordinate The Big Event’s job site checking process.

Outreach Co-Chairs
Emma Hardwick & GraceAnn Hoyer
The outreach committee coordinates all community job requests to be completed during The Big Event.

Recruitment Co-Chairs
Emily Lenherr & Hayley Loufek & Quentin Aker
The Big Event recruitment committee seeks KU students, faculty and staff to volunteer on the day of The Big Event.

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