Capper Foundation marks 100 years

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A local organization made an announcement for their 100th anniversary Friday.

The Capper Foundation gathered around the statue of founder Arthur Capper to unveil their new banners.

The banners are being raised around downtown to continue raising awareness for the Capper Foundation, whether that be to people who need their services or those that can help the Foundation.

Capper will celebrate reaching the century mark throughout 2020, and it will culminate on the actual anniversary: Christmas Day.

President and CEO Jim Leiker says he’s excited about their growth and for what’s still to come.

“We've expanded and grown, served people of all ages throughout Kansas, and impacted hundreds of thousands of people and we're announcing our 100th anniversary and we're excited about it, and want everybody to keep being involved with us,” Leiker said. “We have great people involved, volunteering and donating and just being a part of our organization. We're pretty excited."

The Capper Foundation started back in 1920 to help raise funds for kids with polio, and they have grown to serve more and more people of all ages.