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*Now sold out for 2021*

Please stay tuned for ways you can still support the event


The 2021 Humanitarian Awards Benefit


Saturday, August 21


Brick & Mortar | 230 Topeka St. | Wichita, KS 67202


5:30 PM | VIP Reception
6:30 PM | Doors Open
7:30 PM | Dinner, Awards, and Auction


For more than 70 years, HumanKind Ministries has brought the community together for the Humanitarian Awards to celebrate individuals and organizations doing exceptional work to help the less fortunate—everyday people going out of their way to help someone just because it’s the right thing to do. The event is also a fundraiser, raising critical funds to help HumanKind Ministries continue our important work helping the homeless and those living in poverty through our homeless shelters, low-income apartments, case management, Operation Holiday, and more.


Tickets for the 2021 benefit are now sold out but we hope you will stay tuned for details of how you can still will get involved and join us in celebrating our four remarkable award winners. You can also make a donation in honor of any of our award winners by clicking here.

The Golden Rule Award

Winner: WSU Student Government Association – Shocker Support Locker


The Shocker Support Locker is a program of Wichita State University’s Student Government Association. It’s mission: to alleviate food and basic living insecurity on campus. Run by Shockers, for Shockers, each year the Shocker Support Locker provides no-cost nutritional and functional resources to around 2,500 people. It receives around 6,000 visits from students, faculty, and staff, and processes around 30,000 items.

Leadership Through Action Award

Winner: Ann Fox


For the last ten years, outgoing Wichita Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Ann Fox has embodied the Habitat for Humanity creedo that everyone deserves access to safe and affordable housing. During Ann’s tenure, the non-profit housing organization has helped more than 125 Wichita families achieve the dream of home ownership. Ann’s passion for community is evident not only in her work but in the relationships she has built with homeowners, residents, and renters.

Light The Way Youth Award

Winner: Kristen Powell


Kristen uses her lived experiences, education, and love and heart for people who have diverse backgrounds to fight for juvenile justice reform and changes and improvements in systems of care. One of the many hats she wears is that of the Administrative and Youth Partnership Assistant at the Coalition for Juvenile Justice. As a member of many teams, committees and advisory boards, Kristen works at a local, state and national level to fight every day to improve the lives of youth in the juvenile justice and foster systems, and their families.

Cultivating Kindness Award

Winner: Wichita National Black Nurses Association 


The Wichita Black Nurses Association have worked tirelessly to bring COVID-19 vaccines to the black and brown members of our community. By engaging church leaders across the city, the WBNA set up vaccine clinics within churches in local communities and—in partnership with Sedgwick County Health department—administered more than 400 vaccines.