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”
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”
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”
Oct. 5, 2016 | Becky Tanner | Wichita Eagle
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”