Wichita Difference Makers recognizes first Quiet Hero

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Oct. 27, 2016 | John Denny

The Difference Makers for Wichita Awards program was launched in October to recognize and celebrate community members for making a positive difference. Each month, individuals who do not seek recognition but rather are inspired through an unwavering commitment to the day-to-day service of others will be honored as a Quiet Hero. Continue reading “Wichita Difference Makers recognizes first Quiet Hero”

‘Difference Makers’ award to be named for the late Brian Bergkamp

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Dec. 5, 2016 | Ken Arnold

A new program that honors community members making a positive difference is naming its student service award for the late seminarian Brian Bergkamp, who died last July while saving the life of Kristen Eck.

The program, called “Difference Makers for Wichita Awards,” was launched in October 2016 to recognize and celebrate people and organizations whose contributions, value and positive influence are improving the greater Wichita community. Continue reading “‘Difference Makers’ award to be named for the late Brian Bergkamp”

‘Difference Makers’ award to be named for philanthropist and community leader Russ Meyer

A new program that honors people and businesses making a positive difference in Wichita is naming its community leadership award for longtime aviation advocate, philanthropist and community leader Russ Meyer.

The program, called “Difference Makers for Wichita Awards,” was created to celebrate people and organizations whose contributions and positive influence are improving the greater Wichita community. Continue reading “‘Difference Makers’ award to be named for philanthropist and community leader Russ Meyer”

Difference Makers ‘Quiet Hero’ Marcillene Dover advocates for KanCare expansion

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For the past few years, Marcillene Dover has spoken out to Kansas legislators, county commissioners, professional groups and many others about the importance of providing healthcare to people in need. Specifically, Dover is an advocate for expanding the Kansas Medicaid program KanCare to those who fall into the “KanCare Gap” – working people who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, and too little to qualify for federal subsidies to buy private coverage. Continue reading “Difference Makers ‘Quiet Hero’ Marcillene Dover advocates for KanCare expansion”

The names behind the Difference Makers for Wichita Awards

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Feb. 17, 2017 | Staff Writer | Wichita Eagle

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

The awards were open to individuals and organizations in the Greater Wichita region, including Sedgwick, Butler, Harvey, Cowley, Reno and Summer counties. Continue reading “The names behind the Difference Makers for Wichita Awards”

Awards to honor people, groups that make a difference in Wichita

A skyline of Wichita, Kansas showing the Arkansas River.

A new series of awards is coming to Wichita, and it’s all about honoring people who make a difference in the community.

The Difference Makers for Wichita Awards was organized by Newman University and The Wichita Eagle. The idea is to recognize people and organizations for the positive impact they have on Wichita. Continue reading “Awards to honor people, groups that make a difference in Wichita”