Who We Are

A purpose fueled by passion

The Kansas Children’s Foundation mission is to maximize the health and human potential of our children by providing meaningful support and resources across Kansas.

Much like the guiding light of the sun for a sunflower, we exist to provide Kansas children the means, programs, services and support needed to GROW to their inherent potential. To HARVEST a better life for our children, we advance our mission by:


We establish innovative programs in the region’s only children’s hospital


Helping to Grow an integrated network of pediatric partnerships


Filling the gap of pediatric needs in and around our community


Financial assistance to families with a child receiving care from a pediatric provider

Board and Staff Members

Celia Cayless KS Children's Foundation

Executive Director

Kansas Children’s Foundation

Nicole Langowski

Foundation Coordinator

Kansas Children’s Foundation

Joan Moore KS Children's Foundation

Joan Moore

Board President

Director of Advancement at Wichita Collegiate School

Linda Newman KS Children's Foundation

Linda Newman

Board Vice President

Manager, Treasury Management Sales, INTRUST Bank

Justan Shinkle KS Children's Foundation

Justan Shinkle

Board Member

Partner at Foulston Siefkin

Lora Winchell KS Children's Foundation

Lora Winchell

Board Member

Chief Financial Officer – Hunter Health & Foundation Treasurer

Frances Foster KS Children's Foundation

Frances Foster

Board Member

Secretary, Community Volunteer

Brian Pate MD KS Children's Foundation

Brian Pate, MD

Board Member

KU School of Medicine, Pediatrics Chair

Stephanie Kuhlmann, DO KS Children's Foundation

Stephanie Kuhlmann, DO

Board Member

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, KU School of Medicine

Tripp Owings KS Children's Foundation

Tripp Owings

Board Member

CEO of Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER

Thomas Estep KS Children's Foundation

Dr. Thomas Estep

Board Member

Retired Surgeon, Wichita Surgical Specialists

Cindy Nolte KS Children's Foundation

Cindy Nolte

Board Member

President at Nolte Public Relations and Marketing

Trey Anderson

Trey Anderson

Board Member

DDS ICTeeth Pediatric Dentistry

Jason McClendon

Jason McClendon

Board Member

Marketing Director Phoenix Home Healthcare

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