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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), with additional funding from the Microsoft Journalism Initiative

Founding Members 

Thank you, Wichita, for helping us celebrate our first year of publishing. So many Wichitans have stepped up to become Founding Members, and the list is growing every day! Your early support helps keep our journalism free for all. Donate today to have your name added to this list. (Updated Dec. 3, 2021)

Anne Welsbacher • Ashley Watkins • Barbara Coats • Brandon Forester • Breanna Major • Brian Ast • Carolyn Schwab • Carrie Van Sickle • Carter James • Cecilia Green • Cheryl Carmichael • Cheryl Wertheimer • Chris Poelma • Christian Taylor • Christopher Brown • Christopher Pumpelly • Claudia Peebler • Courtney Bengtson • Craig Slawson • Curt Gridley • Cynthia Berner • Dan Dickgrafe • David Davis • David Nienstedt • Deborah Bates • Debra Fraser • Deborah Gann •  Diane Quantic •  Donna Fisher • Douglas King • Doug Oliver • Ebony Clemons • Elizabeth Ewers • Eric Sexton • Evelyn Fisher • Faith Martin • Gloria Farha Flentje • Harvey Sorensen • Helen Healy • James Chipman • James Ian Tennant • Jane Byrnes • Janice Van Sickle • Jan Randle • Jason Taylor  • Jennifer Green-Miracle • Jennifer Hack • Jerrod Bishop • Jesse Moore • Jordan Walker • Joseph Klein • Joseph Mohr • Julie McLain • Julie Pearson • Justin Bjork • Katherine Abel • Katherine Melhorn • Kathleen Rivers • Kathryn Nelson • Kathy and Dion Lefler • Keith Sellers • Kelly Johnston • Kelsey Ryan • Kristy Nyp • Kylie O’Connor • LaRue Rains • Laura Bernstorf • Laurie Garrett • Linda Chance • Linda Gregory • Lisa Perry • Lisa Pesina • Lisa Vayda • Lonny Wright • Loretta Chao • Lori Jenkins • Lori Lawrence • Lorna Harder • Lou Heldman • Louise Brinegar • Lynn Stephan • Marian Rice • Mark Janzen • Mary Anne McCloud • Mary Hetherington • Mary Starr • Matt Hennie • Meghan Carver • Melanie Addington • MeLinda Schnyder • Michael Barushok • Michael Miller • Michael Pointer • Michael Ramsey • Mike Marlett • Nancy Dahlinger • Nancy Hack • Nancy Trier-Metzger • Natalie Sollo • Ngoc Vuong • Noelle Barrick • Paul Abromeit • Peter Storandt • Rachelle Depew • Rebecca Allen-Bouska • Robert Brasier • Robert Hack • Russell Kennedy • Scott Miller • Seth Etter • Sharon Powell Quincy • Shawn Harris • Shelly Prichard • Steven Duba-Maack • Susan Edgerley • Suzannah Bowden • Suzie Ahlstrand • Tammy Allen • Teajai Kimsey • Ted Farha • Teresa Veazey • Terri Henry • Tim Holt • Tom Scanlon • Tommy Hornbeck • Tracee Adams • Treva & Balbir Mathur • Tristan Loper • Ty Nighswonger • Ty Patton • Valerie White • Vera Bothner • Virgil Miller • W. Alan Kailer • William Cutler • Yolanda Camarena

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