Mission

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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Contributions

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

Value

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

Don’t miss the upcoming 2019 Difference Makers Awards Banquet on Feb. 23 located at the Dugan Gorges Conference Center, Wichita, Kansas. Please RSVP before Feb. 15, 2019.

Attend the 2019 Difference Makers for Wichita Banquet

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

2019 Award Recipients Award
Sarah Bagby – Watermark Books MURDOCK AWARD FOR BUSINESS
Jennifer White – ICT SOS RUSS MEYER AWARD FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP
Douglas Lockett – Underground Cafe IVONNE GOLDSTEIN AWARD FOR COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER
Sarah Coffman – Wichita Animal Action League SR. TARCISIA ROTHS, ASC, AWARD FOR A NOT-FOR-PROFIT
Elizabeth Meister BRIAN BERGKAMP STUDENT SERVICE AWARD
Glen Chambers Everyday Hero Award
Lynn & David Gilkey Everyday Hero Award
Madeline Akers Everyday Hero Award
Cari Schmidt Everyday Hero Award
Ngoc Vuong Everyday Hero Award
Chip Neumann Everyday Hero Award

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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.

NOMINATE an EVERYDAY HERO

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The Everyday Heroes Award is sponsored by Envision

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