Project #8: Pull for Ronald McDonald House



Little houses have popped up all around the KMAZ office. They are the Pull Tab Collection houses for Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita. RMHC Wichita McDonald House provides support and programs to directly improve the health and well being of sick children.  Knowing the value of having family around when a child is sick, RMHC Wichita seeks to lessen the burden and ensure families have the resources needed to get their children better and keep …

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Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers 2011



Klenda Austerman LLC Member Chad Nelson was named to the International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers 2011. He is one of only 409 lawyers from 61 jurisdictions named as a leader in his field, and the only lawyer named from the State of Kansas.

Super Lawyers



Klenda Austerman LLC Members Gary Austerman and J. Michael Morris, selected for inclusion in the 2010 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers listing, will appear in the inaugural nation publication, Super Lawyers Business Edition.  Austerman was listed as a Super Lawyer practicing in the areas of Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice and Morris was listed as a Super Lawyer practicing in the areas of Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights.  This is Austerman’s and Morris’s third consecutive listing with the group. Super …

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Project #7: Dress Down for Dress for Success



Dress for Success (DFS) is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to provide disadvantaged women re-entering the workforce with interview and office appropriate clothing. A DFS client receives at least one interview appropriate business suit allowing her to participate in her job search feeling confident and reassured. Dress for Success Wichita (DFSW), an affiliate of the national DFS organization, goes above and beyond just providing a suit for its clientele. DFSW’s primary goal is to make every woman …

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Project #6: Bowl-a-thon for the Greater YMCA’s Strong Kids’ Campaign



On February 11, 2011, the KMAZ bowling team participated in the YMCA Bowl-a-thon and raised $600 for the Greater Wichita YMCA’s annual Strong Kids’ Campaign.  KMAZ first joined the cause in January with its participation in the 8thAnnual Frosty 5k.  The bowling event better served a few of those souls who wanted to support the program but could not bear the sub-freezing degree weather of the Frosty 5k.  The annual Strong Kids’ campaign raises funds for …

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Project #5: Polar Bear Plunge to Benefit Special Olympics Kansas



The mission of Special Olympics Kansas is to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports competitions, health and nutrition programs and leadership development. In 1968, Special Olympics Kansas sent a delegation of six (6) athletes to the Special Olympics Summer Games at Soldier Field in Chicago. Today, the organization provides athletic training, health education and competition opportunities for more than 5400 athletes with intellectual disabilities …

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Project #4: Boy Scouts of America – The Popcorn Colonel



Individual Highlight: Scott Eads The Boy Scouts of America is one of the most well known and largest youth development organizations in the country. BSA provides a “program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.” Boy Scout Troop 533 was chartered in Andover, Kansas and has been active in that community since 1948.  Each December, the troop conducts its largest fundraiser of the year, …

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Project #3: Greater Wichita YMCA – Strong Kids’ Campaign



Greater Wichita YMCA’s annual Strong Kids’ Campaign kicked off on January 1, 2011 with the 8th Annual Frosty 5K.  This annual campaign raises funds for the YMCA’s numerous programs that benefit low income families in the Wichita community including free water safety classes, job preparatory training, early learning child care centers, summer day camps, before and after school programs, and need-based program scholarships. An estimated 65,000 kids and adults will receive free or assisted programs …

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Project #2: Salvation Army Angel Tree/Star of Hope



The Wichita Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program provides support to families and individuals in need during the holiday season.  Through the Angel Tree Program, toys and general necessities are provided to children age fourteen (14) and under.  The Star of Hope offers help for senior citizens, handicapped individuals and those with special needs.  This year, requests for assistance to these programs alone were up over 30% from last year. For example, while the Angel Tree Program successfully …

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40 Forty Project – Project #1: Lights on St. Paul



Overview: Klenda, Mitchell, Austerman & Zuercher, LLC marks its 40th anniversary in 2011. As we reflect upon our success and longevity, we owe a deep debt of gratitude to the community that has played a substantial role in our growth and development. Accordingly, to celebrate this grand anniversary, we, as a firm, have committed to completing 40 acts of service to give back to the community that has supported us. KMAZ’s goal during 2011 is to …

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