CSPRC Nonprofit Professional of the Year

CSPRC Honors Rolanda Finch, 2016 Nonprofit Professional of the Year Award Recipient

CSPRC distinguished Rolanda Finch, founder of It’s Your Birthday, Inc., as this year’s Nonprofit Professional of the Year. The award presentation and celebration took place during the organization’s monthly luncheon on Sept. 13 at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel.

Rolanda founded It’s Your Birthday, Inc. The mission of the organization is to create fun and memorable birthday experiences for children, ages 5 through 12 who reside in homeless and domestic violence shelters. When she’s not busy being the “birthday lady,” she is currently employed full-time as a leadership development business leader with Boeing.

Rolanda Finch of It's Your Birthday, Inc. (right) with April Dzubic, CSPRC president 

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2015 Nonprofit Professional of the Year

The Community Service Public Relations Council (CSPRC) honored this year's Nonprofit Professional of the Year, Pamela Perlmutter, director of development at Logos School, at the organization's August 11 luncheon. Pamela's success at fundraising, communication and events for organizations ranging from Gateway Homeless Services to Paraquad gave her the edge among a group of outstanding candidates.



Pamela Perlmutter of Logos School (right) with Kate Howell, CSPRC president

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2014 Nonprofit Professional of the Year

The Community Service Public Relations Council (CSPRC) is proud to announce this year's Nonprofit Professional of the Year is Mary McMurtrey, director of community engagement of the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation. Her tireless efforts to conceptualize, plan and execute the first-ever Give STL Day helped her stand out among a very qualified field of candidates for this honor.



Mary McMurtrey of the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation with Ryan Farmer, CSPRC president

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2013 Nonprofit Professional of the Year

The Community Service Public Relations Council (CSPRC) named Carol Weisman of Board Builders as the organization’s Nonprofit Professional of the Year at its July 9 membership meeting. Carol's 19 years of helping board members embrace fundraising led to her selection among a group of candidates who are known for their talent and dynamic approach to nonprofit communications.

Amie Bossi, CSPRC president, and Carol Weisman of Board Builders

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2012 Nonprofit Professional of the Year

Carrie Zukoski was selected by a panel of judges looking for the most talented, dynamic nonprofit professional. She received the award at CSPRC's June 2012 President's Luncheon, where she was surrounded by CSPRC members, board members and guests. Carrie is Public Relations Director for the United Way of Greater St. Louis



Carrie Zukoski with CSPRC past board president Jim Judge and board president Julianne Smutz.

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2011 Nonprofit Professional of the Year



Diane Kline
Director of Marketing
Regional Arts Commission


2010 Nonprofit Professional of the Year

 

Linda S. Wilson
Community Relations Manager
Missouri Department of Transportation

Pictured: Linda Wilson and Janet Vigen Levy, CSPRC board president 


2009

Public Relations Rookie of the Year – Chris Thetford, Better Business Bureau

Public Relations Professional of the Year – Jeff Trammel, GO! St. Louis

2008

Public Relations Rookie of the Year – Kate Kromann, United Way of Greater St. Louis

Public Relations Professional of the Year – Kelly Peach, St. Patrick Center

I Can Do It All Award – Karen Berryman Harvey, Family Care Health Centers

2007

Public Relations Rookie of the Year – Kristen Johnson, Parents As Teachers

Public Relations Professional of the Year – Mary Hediger