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2020 Virtual KUCIMAT Banquet


Date: Wednesday, September 23

7:00-8:00 p.m. Central Time


Not in Toronto, in your house, on Zoom! 


$20.00/person includes mailed party pack

$10.00/manager in transition or retiree

First and Second-year students are FREE

Attire: Your favorite spirit wear - show off your Jayhawk shirt!!! (We promise not to ask about pants)
Contact: Ruth DeWitt at rdewitt@ku.edu or 785-864-2554 for any questions regarding the banquet.


Bonus!  You don't need to worry about this hassle. 

It’s not quite the same as being together at ICMA, but you will get time to catch up with classmates, share a toast to “Ol’ KU”, hear a school update, meet the class of 2022, catch up with the class of 2021, and celebrate our KUCIMAT award recipients! 

Follow the link to our endowment page where you can:

Purchase a Banquet Registration $20.00

There’s a registration fee for this?  Yes, first, by registering, you’ll be sent the Zoom link to the call.  Second, you’ll receive a banquet party pack in the mail, which includes a program, an original cocktail and mocktail DIY menu for the banquet, and a couple of surprises that will make you feel like you’re at ICMA.  The $20.00 banquet ticket helps us cover the cost of mailing and materials in the packet, and may be a tax-deductible contribution. 


Renew Your Annual Contribution “Dues” (Suggested donation $60.00, Retired or Manager in Transition, $25.00)

ICMA is usually the time we think about renewing those KUCIMAT dues (annual contribution).  We have a line where you can get a banquet registration, or renew your contribution, or both.   Although we’re not traveling to ICMA this year, the COVID-19 pandemic has placed even more of a financial burden on our MPA students and on our School as a whole.  We need your support now more than ever to make sure these KUCIMATs have the resources they need to continue with the program through difficult times.


Sponsor the Banquet (various levels, click here for sponsorship information)

It sounds crazy to sponsor a virtual event, but the effect this pandemic has had on our program has been profound.  As you know best, local governments are shouldering much of the burden of the pandemic.  Internships we had lined up for students were put on hold, while others went from paid opportunities to volunteer. Students’ need for financial aid increased, too.  More broadly, the University is making extensive budget cuts to programs. In short, your support of the program is more critical than ever. 


We know not everyone is able to help at this time, and we understand those situations.   All amounts are suggested donations, and we appreciate any amount you can contribute. Please let Ruth DeWitt know if you are unable to afford registration, but would like to join the call. 

Questions can be directed to Ruth DeWitt, Communications Manager at rdewitt@ku.edu.  Thank you in advance for participating, and we’ll “see” you on September 23rd