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Newsroom DCF Raises Record Amount For Charities during NCAA Tournament

Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Phyllis Gilmore is pleased to announce today that the agency raised $11,853 for charities during the fourth annual DCF Charity Championship.

The Kansas City Region won for the third year in a row, raising $4,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City.

Each of DCF’s four regions, as well as the Administrative staff in Topeka, competed to donate the most amount of money during the NCAA basketball tournament over the past several weeks. Each region selected a local charity to support. 

“Our staff is passionate about helping others, whether it’s through the work they do for the agency or in our communities,” Secretary Gilmore said. “The Charity Championship is a great way to boost employee morale and support our local partners.”

During the days of the tournament, DCF employees voluntarily made a minimum $3 donation so they could wear their college team T-shirts, polos or sweatshirts. For $2 more, the employee could wear jeans that day as well.

The other charities selected by the regions included Big Brothers Big Sisters (West Region), Opportunity Zone of the Wichita Children’s Home (Wichita Region), Children’s Advocacy Centers (East Region) and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Kansas (DCF Administration).

DCF has approximately 2,100 employees. Last year, the agency raised $11,711 during the tournament.

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(left to right): DCF employees Dyla Lawrence, Leavenworth Service Center; Tammy Jaramillo, Overland Park Service Center; Lynne Kurtz, Atchison Service Center; Heather Shivers, Lawrence Service Center and Catherine Bruno, Kansas City Service Center, each represent an office in the Kansas City Region, who raised $4,000 in the Charity Championship fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City. ​