Capitol Federal Savings Bank Receives Kansas Chamber Ad Astra Award at Annual Dinner

February 8, 2013

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Emily Mitchell

TOPEKA, KAN. (February 6, 2013) - The 2013 Kansas Chamber Annual Dinner was another defining event for the statewide business advocacy organization. Held on February 5, the event once again drew a strong attendance by statewide business leaders and legislators.

Capitol Federal Savings Bank from Topeka, Kansas, received the Kansas Chamber's 2013 Ad Astra Award, an honor presented to one business each year that exemplifies both business and civic excellence within the state. "Capitol Federal Savings Bank is a strong corporate citizen that is committed to its customers. Its philanthropic arm, Capitol Federal Foundation, has donated more than $3.3 million to local charities in 2012. Capitol Federal Savings Bank has been a member of the Kansas Chamber since 1929 and we are proud to give the Ad Astra award to a company of such a caliber as theirs," said Kansas Chamber President and CEO Mike O'Neal. "The Ad Astra Award is designed to recognize a Kansas business for its unique contribution to the economic health and welfare of our state."

Headlining the Kansas Chamber's Annual Dinner as the keynote speaker was syndicated columnist and author Cal Thomas. KU School of Business Dean, Neeli Bendapudi, served as the master of ceremonies for the evening.

"The 2013 Annual Dinner again honored everything the Kansas Chamber stands for: free enterprise and a continual improvement of our great state's economic climate for the benefit of every business and citizen. I would like to thank our presenting sponsor, Cerner, and all of our corporate sponsors for their generous support of the 2013 Annual Dinner. On behalf of the statewide business community, the Kansas Chamber will continue to work diligently to make our state the best in the nation in which to do business," said O'Neal.


The Kansas Chamber, with headquarters in Topeka, is the leading statewide pro-business advocacy group moving Kansas towards becoming the best state in America to live and work. The Chamber represents small, medium and large employers all across Kansas. For more information on the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, go to