A. Drue and Susan K. Jennings of Prairie Village have committed $55,000 in unrestricted funds to support expansion of athletics facilities expansion at Kansas University, according to John Hadl, assistant athletic director.
The commitment to the KU Endowment Association will provide $50,000 for the facilities expansion and $5,000 for the Chancellors Club, KU's major-donor organization for unrestricted funds.
Drue Jennings graduated from KU with a bachelor's degree in education in 1968 and a law degree in 1972. He is chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of the Kansas City Power & Light Co., Kansas City, Mo.
Jennings attended KU on a football scholarship, lettered in football and was a member of Phi Delta Theta social fraternity and Phi Delta Phi, an honorary law organization.
After he graduated from KU, Jennings was a teacher at Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kan., for a year before he entered the KU School of Law. He practiced law privately for two years before joining Kansas City Power & Light as a lawyer in 1974. He is a member of the Missouri and Kansas City metropolitan bar associations.
Sue Jennings graduated from KU with a bachelor's degree in education in 1968 and was a member of Delta Gamma social sorority. She taught school for three years before becoming a full-time homemaker. The couple have two children, Gwen, a KU junior, and Matt, a high school senior.
Drue and Sue Jennings are life members of the KU Alumni Association and are members of the Greater Kansas City Area Committee for Campaign Kansas, KU's fund-raising effort. Drue Jennings also is a member of the KU Endowment Association's board of trustees and of the board of directors of the KU Athletic Corp. The couple's gift, which has been included in Campaign Kansas, qualifies them for membership in the Chancellors Club and in the James Naismith Society, which recognizes major donors to KU athletics.