BKD Names 2019 Southwest Missouri Nonprofit Excellence Award Winners

Springfield-based CPA company BKD held their 2019 Southwest Missouri Nonprofit Excellence Awards Tuesday night at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield.

The organization bills the awards as “an evening to recognize passionate, dedicated individuals and organizations that strive to make our community a better place to live, work and play.”

Here are the 2019 honorees:

Organization of the Year Large: Convoy of Hope
Organization of the Year Medium: Pregnancy Care Center
Organization of the Year Small: Springfield-Greene County Library
Executive Director/CEO of the Year: Dr. Tricia Derges of Lift Up Springfield
Board Member of the Year: Chris Shaefer of CASA of Southwest Missouri
Arvest Bank Communitarian Corporate Citizenship Award: ESC Consulting Engineers
Excellence in Innovation Award: Think Big Foundation
Emerging Leader of the Year: Rob Blevins of Discovery Center
Startup Organization of the Year: Rebound Foundation
Revel with a Cause Award: Ozarks Literacy Council
Public Awareness Award: Safe Kids Springfield
Youth Leader of the Year: Seth Cole of SCIL

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