Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Greg Gurley to work with Williams Fund


Former Kansas University basketball guard Greg Gurley has been named director of development for KU’s Williams Fund.

Gurley will help implement strategic fundraising initiatives with Kansas Athletics’ annual-fund and major-gift donors, with an emphasis on K-Club letterwinners and donors in the Kansas City metro area.

A native of Leawood and graduate of Shawnee Mission South, Gurley played at KU from 1992-95. His KU teams won three Big Eight Conference regular-season titles, the 1992 league tournament title and advanced to the 1993 Final Four. Gurley led KU in three-point field-goal percentage in 1994, making 41 of 91 treys for 45.1 percent.

Gurley has worked the past several seasons as analyst for Lawrence Cable Channel Six. Gurley has also spent more than 10 years as a college basketball studio analyst for Metro Sports in Kansas City, Mo.

“Greg is a Kansas native and is well-connected in the Kansas City area,” said Terry Mohajir, KU associate athletic director for development and marketing. “His love for this university, his intimate knowledge of Kansas athletics and his many relationships with former KU student-athletes make him a good fit for this job.”


jaybate 8 years, 6 months ago

"Greg's List of Fund Raisising No-No's:"

~No Identity theft of Antlers and donation of their hacked bank accounts to WF.

~No use of Kirstie Alley's image posing in bikini in an experimental barn before KU-KSU games, except when her weight is low enough not to register on a truck scale.

~No use of Ashley Judd's image for fund raising, unless she is modelling a thong with a Jayhawk logo and singing "I'm a Jay, Jay, Jay, Jay, Jayhawk..."

~No snail mailers that begin, "Hi, we have your child."

~No mass hacking of iPhones and planting wallpaper that reads, "Steve Says Give to Williams Fund or Be Excommunicated from the Apple Cult."

~No mass hacking of new Windows 7 phones owned by KSU fans and planting a virus that diverts a dollar every time a KSU fan gets amorous with livestock.

~No mass hacking of Blackberry's and mass emailing, "Since you don't have to pay per email, give to the Williams Fund."

~No mass hacking of new UK alumi "smart stills" and diverting online boot leg revenues to Williams Fund donations.

~No use of Ben Howland's image with a slogan reading "Give to the Williams Fund to Help Beat Ben Fouland Like a Stick!"

~No use of Coach Consonants image with a slogan reading "Wanted: Dead or Alive."

~No use of Coach John Calipari's image with a slogan reading "Surrogate SAT Test Takers Sought in Lexington. Pay commensurate with experience."

~No Williams Fund letter head reading: "Williams Fund: GiveOrDie."

~No mass emails with subject lines that read: "Williams Fund Donations < $10k = Bleachers at Bramlage."

~No Tweets that read: "Buy. Scalp. Profit."

~No promises of seats at mid court for the national championship game this March.

(Note: All fiction. No malice.)

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