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A Remarkable Gift for the Gateway District

Brad Garlinghouse has always been a proud and passionate Jayhawk. The Topeka, Kan., native was voted student body president while attending KU and as an alumnus, created Tech Trek, a program to introduce Jayhawks to careers in Silicon Valley, and powered the Alumni Association’s Jayhawk Career Network. His tremendous support and enthusiasm for KU is second to none.

After investing in the university for decades, Garlinghouse affirmed his legacy at KU with an extraordinary $35 million gift commitment to support the Gateway District. Announced in October 2023 by Chancellor Douglas A. Girod and KU Athletics Director Travis Goff, the ambitious project will transform David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium and the northeast corner of the Lawrence campus.

“Brad has a special love for the University of Kansas and Kansas Athletics, and we are so humbled by his continued generosity and his desire to help lead the way on a project that is as critical as anything touching our university right now,” Goff said.

The reimagined football stadium will be part of a state-of-the-art conference center and multiuse development complex, featuring first-rate amenities and a fan experience unlike any ever encountered at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

“We are grateful for Brad’s continued investment in the University of Kansas,” Girod said. “His leadership commitment to the Gateway District represents a new generation of donors who recognize the impact this project will have on the university and region.”

Garlinghouse has supported numerous programs across campus and currently serves on the steering committee for Ever Onward, the university’s comprehensive fundraising campaign that launched in 2023.

“I couldn’t be more proud to have attended the University of Kansas,” Garlinghouse said. “It is an honor to partner with Kansas Athletics to enrich the future of this place that did so much for me. I hope others feel compelled to do the same.”

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