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Make-A-Wish® Kansas Names Leanne Miller Its New CEO


November 08, 2016

(Wichita, KS) – The Board of Directors of The Make-A-Wish® Foundation of Kansas has selected LeAnne Miller as its new Chief Executive Officer. LeAnne will begin her position on November 14, 2016. 

"We are excited to have LeAnne join Make-A-Wish Kansas,” said Keith Asplund, Chairman of the Board. “Her steadfast commitment to serving children throughout her career is a perfect match for our chapter. LeAnne has demonstrated a track record of high performance in leading nonprofit organizations. Together, we look forward to advancing our vision of making every eligible child's wish come true."

LeAnne brings more than a decade of major gifts and development leadership experience to the position. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Advancement for EmberHope/Youthville, Inc. in Wichita, where she held progressive roles within the organization over the past eight years. While there, she built the development program into a strategic operation and managed a portfolio of more than 150 donors. Prior to her work at EmberHope, she served as the Director of Development at Newman University and led all aspects of development including annual fund, major and corporate giving, donor relations and planned giving. LeAnne received a B.A. in Marketing from Wichita State University.

“I look forward to serving Make-A-Wish Kansas and being part of the transformative power that a wish has on children and their families,” said Miller. “The mission of this phenomenal, local organization is funded completely by individuals and corporations. I am eager to broaden our base of support and strengthen existing partnerships in order to accomplish our goal of bringing hope, strength, and joy to the life of every eligible child in Kansas.”

LeAnne lives in Wichita with her husband and son. Beginning November 14, she can be reached at

About Make-A-Wish® Kansas

Make-A-Wish® Kansas grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since its first wish in 1985, Make-A-Wish Kansas has granted the one true wish of more than 1,400 children with life-threatening medical conditions. As a national organization, Make-A-Wish is one of world’s leading children’s charities, granting the wishes of over 250,000 children. 


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Paul R Krueger
Interim President & CEO
1144 N St. Francis
Wichita, KS  67214

Phone : (602) 385-6867
Fax : (316) 832-1108

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