Game Changers Gala
Celebrate remarkable people, businesses, and organizations.
Our members accomplish amazing things in their professional and personal lives every year. Game Changers Gala allows us to celebrate some of those achievements.
Nominations open August 29, 2023.
We believe it is essential to celebrate our up-and-coming young professionals and recognize organizations that excel in their efforts to attract, retain, and engage young professionals in the Wichita community.
Award finalists are first nominated and then submit an application to be considered for the awards. You can also self-nominate.
The recipient of this award is a distinguished member of the Wichita and W community, recognized for their unwavering commitment to serving and preserving the city through their time, service, and talents. They are fearless leaders who inspire their fellow young professionals to come together and strategically advance the community towards a brighter future.
Community Catalyst Award
This award recognizes a young professional who has made unique and noteworthy contributions to their business or profession through creativity and innovation, such as reinvigorating or modernizing a business, successfully launching a new enterprise, or introducing new ideas.
Presented to an organization, business, non-profit, or group that excels in attracting, retaining, and developing young professionals in the Wichita community. They provide opportunities for growth and foster a supportive environment for young talent to thrive.
Thomas Stanley Legacy Award
This legacy award was created in honor of Thomas Stanley, a former board member and volunteer. It is awarded to an individual who has shown long-standing support for W and historically champions the organization. Like Thomas Stanley, they raise the heat and believe that we can all be better.
Timeline and selection: Nominations and applications will open August 29 and will close September 14. Applications will be reviewed and selected by the W Awards Committee. Winners will be notified via email no later than September 22. All winners will participate in a video shoot on September 28-29 (costs covered by the Chamber). Videos will be shown at the W Awards event on November 1
Nominations are closed. Honorees will be announced soon.