Bright Ideas for Success Awards Luncheon
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The Bright Ideas for Success Awards Luncheon will be held November 15, 2013 at Green Acres Crosswalk Center.  Last year's award recipients were Brookshire Grocery Company and Fourth Partner Foundation. This year we have selected Express Employment Professionals as the recipient of our Corporate Citizen Award and The Rogers Foundation as the recipient of our Founders Award. 


These awards honor groups and individuals for their role in strengthening our nonprofit community and are presented to a group or person who exemplifies the founding principles of the East Texas Center for Nonprofits, which is "fostering excellence in nonprofits."


East Texas Center for Nonprofits Founders Award

In January 2003 The Rogers Foundation began contributing funding for Nonprofit Leadership Education through the Center.  Their continued financial support during pivotal developmental years for the program helped provide top quality trainers and speakers to work with area nonprofits on critical issues.  They realized the ripple effect of effective training as it touched nonprofit leaders, their board members, volunteers, and then on out to the hundreds of clients they served. 


East Texas Center for Nonprofits Corporate Citizen Award

As a part of the company's mission, Express Employment Professionals has provided quality leadership training and development to business and non-profit organizations and has proven to be a great corporate citizen. Rocky Gill, CEO/President, exemplifies the founding principle of the Center with a philanthropic focus primarily on civic and community efforts.  From supporting volunteerism among its employees to contributions made, Express Employment Professionals is a business leader in promoting the importance of being a great corporate citizen. 


Also, being recognized at the luncheon will be the recipients for National Philanthropy Day-Faces of Philanthropy-through the AFP.  Those recipients are: Outstanding Philanthropist Award, Peaches and Louis Owen; Spark Award, Ahnis Summers; and a Special Award Presented in Memory of James H. Reynolds.


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About United Way of Smith County

United Way of Smith County improves the lives of Smith County residents by supporting programs that address the most critical needs in our community.  United Way is focused on education programs that will reduce the dropout rate and strengthen our local employee base; assisting families to become financially stable through employment, affordable housing and financial literacy; promoting healthy choices and healthy lifestyles; and supporting crisis intervention for our most vulnerable residents and their families. For more information about our local United Way and how you can get involved, visit our website at

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