News Archive

Impact Report

This Assessment Data and Impact Report is a collection of Jana’s Campaign program activities for the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 calendar years. Both a summary of quantitative and qualitative data is provided that illustrate both program outputs and program

2016 Annual Report

I am so pleased to present you with the 2016 Annual Report for Jana’s Campaign.  As you’ll see in the pages of the report, we have had a banner year providing comprehensive, effective programming to prevent gender and relationship violence.

Jana’s Campaign Receives National Award

Hays (KAN) – Jana’s Campaign, Inc. has received national recognition for its teen dating violence prevention program. In January, the Mary Byron Project of Louisville, Kentucky, awarded Jana’s Campaign with the “Commended Program Award” as part of their Celebrating Solutions

Jana’s Campaign 2015 Annual Report

IMPACT.  2015 was a year of continued impact and strategic growth for Jana’s Campaign. In this Annual Report, you will see the scope of the impact of our programs. As you read, please consider the number of lives impacted by

Jana’s Campaign Announces Major Fundraising Effort

Jana’s Campaign Inc., a Hays, Kansas-based, national education and gender violence prevention organization is embarking on a national fundraising effort to raise $500,000 over the next eighteen months. Jana’s Campaign representatives explain that this fundraising effort is called “The IMPACT

Jana’s Campaign Hires Executive Director

Jana’s Campaign is excited to announce that Kelley Parker, formerly the organization’s Associate Director, has been hired as the new Executive Director, effective October 4. “Hiring an executive director was one of our priorities as a board because of the

Brungardts Serve As Guest Editors

Drs. Curt and Christie Brungardt, professors at Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS) and founders of Jana’s Campaign, Inc. have recently served as guest editors of a special issue for the eJournal of Public Affairs. This unique publication focuses on

Lambert Elected Jana’s Campaign Board President

Dr. Heather Reeson Lambert of Lincoln, Nebraska has recently been elected as president of Jana’s Campaign board of directors. Jana’s Campaign is a Hays (KS) based, national education and gender violence prevention organization created in honor of Jana Mackey, who

Jana’s Pura Vida Bracelets Now Available

We are excited to offer a special “Jana’s Campaign” edition of the popular Pura Vida bracelets to our supporters as a way to raise awareness of our work to prevent gender-based violence. Created in honor of Jana Mackey, each color

Special Issue: eJournal of Public Affairs

Drs. Curt and Christie Brungardt of Jana’s Campaign will be the guest editors of a special issue of the eJournal of Public Affairs focusing on higher education’s role in preventing and responding to gender-based violence. According to the CDC, one

Jana’s Campaign hosts Campus Safety Summit

Colleges from the Region Gather to Discuss Gender-Based Violence Next week, faculty, staff and students from over 80 colleges and universities from the surrounding region will gather for an educational summit at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) about how they

Brungardts Speak at Dartmouth College

Hays, KS- This week, Drs. Curt and Christie Brungardt, faculty members at FHSU and founders of Jana’s Campaign, will be speaking at a national conference at Dartmouth College (New Hampshire) on the issues of reducing gender-based violence on college campuses.

Jana’s Closet

Jana’s Closet is a program of Trinity Lutheran Church that started in 2012 with the purpose of providing free “gently used” professional clothing to any woman who needs it. There are slacks, dresses, blouses, blazers, skirts, heels, accessories, resume tips

Sader Leaves Jana’s Campaign

Hays, KS – Jana’s Campaign is sad to announce that executive director Eric Sader has resigned from Jana’s Campaign effective at the end of 2013. “The decision to leave Jana’s Campaign was extremely difficult,” said Eric Sader. “I have decided

Heartland Campus Safety Summit

Jana’s Campaign Joins UMKC to Host Summit

For Immediate Release “Jana’s Campaign, Inc. Joins University of Missouri-Kansas City Women’s Center to Host Summit” Hays, KS – Jana’s Campaign, Inc. in collaboration with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Women’s Center will be hosting a one-day workshop November 8, 2013, on the UMKC


Jana’s Campaign, Inc. Receives Google AdWords Grant

For Immediate Release “Jana’s Campaign, Inc. Receives Google AdWords Grant, In-kind Equivalent of Approximately $120,000 Annually” Hays, KS – Jana’s Campaign, Inc. has been approved for Google AdWords Grants.  Google Grants is the nonprofit edition of AdWords, Google’s online advertising tool.  Google Grants empowers

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Jana’s Campaign Exceeds Fundraising Goal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2013 For more information contact: Jana’s Campaign 785-656-0324 Jana’s Campaign Exceeds Fundraising Goal Hays Kan.- Jana’s Campaign announced today it has successfully completed its Capital Campaign. Officially launched in October of 2012, this was

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Jana’s Campaign and GuideStar

For Immediate Release Jana’s Campaign, Inc. Has Reached the GuideStar Exchange Gold Participation Level as a Demonstration of Its Commitment to Transparency Hays, KS – Jana’s Campaign, Inc. recently received the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a leading symbol of

Eric Sader

Jana’s Campaign Hires Executive Director

“We believe it is so appropriate that Jana’s Campaign’s new Executive Director is a KU Law School graduate,” says Christie Brungardt. Her daughter, Jana Mackey, had just completed her first year of law school at KU when she was slain

Annual Report

2009-2012 Progress Report Now Available

Jana’s Campaign 2009-2012 progress report is now available online and in print. This 12 page report outlines our mission, philosophy, history, major actions and accomplishments, donors and future plans. Please see the link for the online version or email us

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Curt Brungardt Appointed to Governor’s Board

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has appointed Jana’s Campaign President, Curt Brungardt, to the Governor’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board. “This is a great opportunity to work with other experts to investigate and propose system-wide changes to reduce domestic violence homicides

K-State Alumni Association

Brungardts’ Recognized by Kansas State University

KSU graduates, Curt and Christie Brungardt, are being recognized as 2013 Alumni Fellows by the Kansas State University Alumni Association.  Each year the KSU Alumni Association recognizes several outstanding alumni who have made an impact in their career fields and

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Capital Campaign Launched

Jana’s campaign officially kicked off its initial fundraising effort on the weekend of October 13-14, 2012. The focus of this capital campaign is to raise needed funds so we may carry out our mission of reducing partner violence. The goal

Kim Gandy

Kim Gandy to Head NNEDV

A former colleague of Jana’s and a Jana’s Campaign supporter and friend, Kim Gandy, has recently been named President and CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). Ms. Gandy is a personal friend of Curt and Christie

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Lilly Ledbetter to Speak at Jana Mackey Lecture

This year’s Jana Mackey Distinguished Lecture Series speaker will be Lilly Ledbetter. Her presentation “And Justice for All? Why Equal Pay for Women Matters to Everyone” is scheduled for November 12, 2012 at 7:30 pm CST, in WoodruffvAuditorium (student union)

Empty Place at the Table

Jana’s Campaign to Kick-Off Fundraising Effort

Saturday evening, October 13th, Jana’s Campaign will officially kick-off its inaugural fundraising event. In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Jana’s Campaign will host the event “Empty Place at the Table” at the Robbins Center on the Fort Hays

Kelley Parker

Kelley Parker to Chair Capital Campaign

Kelley Parker, Jana’s Campaign Vice President, has been appointed Chair of our capital campaign steering committee for 2012. Ms. Parker is a development officer for the Colorado Springs Zoo in Colorado Springs, CO.. Our board of directors has established our

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Curt Brungardt Speaks at National Men’s Summit

Curt Brungardt of Jana’s Campaign was the lead-off speaker at the Y Factor National Summit in San Francisco, CA. Eighty participants discussed global strategies toengaging men in reducing violence against women. Special guest at the summit included MLB Hall of Famer

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Teen Art Show Spotlights Jana

In recognition of teen dating violence awareness and prevention month, Wichita’s Start Strong campaign hosted a “Final Friday Teen Art show” at the Shopkeeper’s Gallery on Friday, February 24th from 6-10pm. The featured artist Jordan Tarrant, produced a 3D image

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FBI Training uses Jana’s Story Video

Starting in May 2012, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is using the “Jana’s Story” video as a part of its firearms retail certification training. The NICS User Conference is held annually for firearms retailers. Federal prohibitors to firearm purchase/possession include:

Campus Compact

Brungardts’ Host Webinar for College Campuses

On February 29th, Christie and Curt Brungardt hosted a webinar about the important work of reducing sexual assaultand dating violence on college campuses. Sponsored by Campus Compact, this webinar reached several colleges and universities in the area. The Brungardts’ shared

Jennifer Berry

Jennifer Berry Joins Jana’s Campaign Board

Jennifer Berry of San Diego, CA is the newest addition to Jana’s Campaign Board of Directors. Jennifer is an associate attorney with the law firm Zampi, Determan and Erickson LLP. She earned her Juris Doctor from The University of Kansas

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Board Members Push for VAWA

Jana’s Campaign board members, Mark Russell (Houston, Texas), and Curt Brungardt (Hays, Kansas) recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to ask federal lawmakers to support the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

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Jana’s Campaign Provides Chinese Translation

Xiuhua Wan and Luo Zhai, Jana’s Campaign advocates from Jiangsu, China, provided Chinese translations of 16 Days of Activism materials for the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University. The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence (November 25

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Jana’s Campaign Co-sponsors DV Summit

Jana’s Campaign will join Options, the Office of the Kansas Attorney General, and others in sponsoring the first ever Northwest Kansas Domestic Violence Summit. Held October 18-19 on the Fort Hays State Campus, the summit will provide educational workshops for

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People Carry On the Messages of Those Silenced

Finding the positive amidst tragedy is a difficult feat. When the tragedy is the murder of someone loved and admired, this difficulty often becomes insurmountable. Defense mechanisms call for retreat and denial, fear and helplessness consume. All of the good,

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Honoring Jana’s Memory

For the last three months family and friends of KU Law Student Jana Mackey who was killed during the Independence Day holiday by her former boyfriend, have been working toward the perfect way to honor her memory. More

Stop Violence

Take Up The Song

In my January Below the Belt column called “Maddening Reminder,” I wrote about the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and the countless forms of violence against women internationally – from acid and bride burning, to genital mutilation, to