The Difference Maker for Wichita Awards recognize individuals and organizations making a positive difference and celebrate their contributions, value and positive influence on improving the greater Wichita community.

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Many people make contributions to Wichita every day. We’re not just talking about money. We’re talking about time, effort and sweat.

female volunteers helping build houses with other volunteers


To us, Wichita is more than home. It’s were we learn, build and get inspired. We need difference makers to continue adding value to Wichita.

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Positive Influence

Wichita is a beautiful city. But what makes it truly wonderful is the people we call Wichitans. They get their strength from leaders that reflect a positive influence in our community.

Difference Makers Award Recipients

Nominations for the 2019 year are now open. Show your appreciation by nominating a business or individual who has made an impact in the Wichita community today!

Nominate a Difference Maker

Don’t miss the upcoming 2019 Difference Makers Awards Banquet on Feb. 23 located at the Dugan Gorges Conference Center, Wichita, Kansas. Registration details coming soon.

Visit the Difference Makers Awards page to learn more about the award categories.

Meet the 2018 Difference Makers

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Everyday Heroes Award

To be awarded to individuals who do not seek recognition but rather are inspired through an unwavering commitment to the day-to-day service of others to make a positive difference for our community.

Awards will be presented to one individual each month.


Meet Wichita's Everyday Heroes

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The Everyday Heroes Award is sponsored by Envision

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