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Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser nets $1.8 million

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, June 24, 2013, at 9:55 a.m.
  • Updated Monday, June 24, 2013, at 11:49 a.m.

Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters said that its Summer Soiree event honoring former Koch Industries president Bill Hanna raised more than $1.8 million for the Wichita-based organization.

It said the money will be used for a “new and aggressive” strategic plan to provide a mentor for every child in need. The organization said it serves 6,000 children but that there are 4,000 on a waiting list.

Hanna has long been involved in the organization, serving in numerous capacities, including as a Big Brother and chairman of the board of the statewide organization.

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