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Our Supporters

As a nonprofit newsroom, members are critical to our sustainability. Your financial support helps make our journalism possible. Every dollar stays local and supports fact-based, non-partisan journalism by local journalists in Wichita.

We’re grateful for our growing community.

We are committed to editorial independence and transparency in our funding. Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions.

Wichita Community Foundation News and Information Fund • American Journalism Project • Arnold Ventures • GroundTruth Project (Report for America)

Founding Members 

Our Founding Member campaign includes individuals who donate during our first year of publishing. Their early support helps keep our journalism free for all Wichitans. (List updated Oct. 13, 2021)

Anne Welsbacher • Ashley Watkins • Barbara Coats • Brandon Forester • Breanna Major • Brian Ast • Carrie Van Sickle • Christopher Brown • Christopher Pumpelly • Claudia Peebler • Courtney Bengtson • Craig Slawson • Debra Fraser • Diane Quantic •  Donna Fisher • Doug Oliver • Ebony Clemons • Eric Sexton • Faith Martin • Harvey Sorensen • Helen Healy • James Ian Tennant • Jan Randle • Jennifer Hack • Justin Bjork • Keith Sellers • Kelly Johnston • Kylie O’Connor • LaRue Rains • Laura Bernstorf • Linda Chance • Linda Gregory • Lisa Perry • Lisa Pesina • Lonny Wright • Lori Jenkins • Lori Lawrence • Lou Heldman • Lynn Stephan • Mark Janzen • Mary Hetherington • Mary Starr • Meghan Carver • Melanie Addington • MeLinda Schnyder • Michael Pointer • Michael Ramsey • Mike Marlett • Nancy Hack • Paul Abromeit • Peter Storandt • Robert Brasier • Russell Kennedy • Scott Miller • Seth Etter • Sharon Powell Quincy • Shawn Harris • Shelly Prichard • Suzannah Bowden • Tammy Allen • Ted Farha • Terri Henry • Tim Holt • Tom Scanlon • Tommy Hornbeck • Tristan Loper • Ty Nighswonger • Vera Bothner

Join our Founding Members

The Wichita Beacon listens to diverse perspectives and shines a light on systemic issues and grass-roots solutions through original fact-based reporting.

If you can, we hope you’ll help keep our journalism free for all readers by becoming a monthly member.


Your contribution is appreciated.