2020 Southwest Missouri Nonprofit Excellence Nominees Announced

The finalists for the 2020 Southwest Missouri Nonprofit Excellence Awards have been announced ahead of the March 10, 2020 ceremony.

The finalists will be honored, and winners named, at the event at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield on March 10.

The awards, given by BKD CPAs & Advisors, aims to “recognize passionate, dedicated individuals and organizations that strive to make our community a better place to live, work and play.”

Here are the finalists in each category:

Nonprofit Organization of the Year (Small)

  • CASA of Southwest Missouri
  • Diaper Bank of the Ozarks
  • The Doula Foundation

Nonprofit Organization of the Year (Medium)

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield
  • Discovery Center of Springfield
  • Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri

Nonprofit Organization of the Year (Large)

  • Camp Barnabas
  • Jobs for America’s Graduates – Missouri
  • Ozarks Food Harvest

CEO/Executive Director of the Year

  • Hal Donaldson, Convoy of Hope
  • Laura Farmer, CASA of Southwest Missouri
  • Brandy Harris, Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield

Board Member of the Year

  • Chris Harville, Victory Mission
  • Mary McQueary, History Museum on the Square
  • Doug Neff, Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield

Arvest Bank Communitarian Corporate Citizenship Award

  • Chick-fil-A [S. Glenstone & W. Sunshine]
  • O’Reilly Hospitality Management
  • T-Mobile

Emerging Leader of the Year

  • Hollie Elliott, Dallas County Economic Development Group
  • Sunni Nutt, Harmony House
  • Daniel Ogunyemi, CASA of Southwest Missouri  

Startup Organization of the Year

  • Holidays in Hospitals
  • Perspectives Preparatory Academy
  • Ujima Language and Literacy

Revel with a Cause Award

  • Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Springfield
  • Girls on the Run of Southwest Missouri
  • Plotline

Public Awareness Award

  • Least of These, Inc. Christian County Food Pantry
  • Ozarks Literacy Council
  • SeniorAge Area Agency on Aging
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