The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits (OKCNP) has announced the six honorees for its annual Visions Awards. The awards ceremony and accompanying dinner will be held at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28. The Visions Awards recognize individuals in the Oklahoma nonprofit sector who have been agents of change in their communities through impressive leadership, dedication and work.
“This year’s honorees show us that everyone has something to give and has the ability to make a positive difference,” says Brooke Townsend, OKCNP chairwoman. “Recognizing their contributions speaks to the power of the individual – that we all can influence the world around us and make things better.”
The 2023 Visions honorees are:
- Rodney Bivens Innovation Award: Chris Bernard
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Governor of the Chickasaw Nation, Bill Anoatubby
- Inasmuch Special Recognition Award: Jacqueline Young
- Pat Potts Visionary Award: Gail Lapidus
- Shirley Shanker Volunteer Award: Tricia Everest
- President’s Award: Edie Roodman
“This year’s honorees are the embodiment of servant leadership,” said Marnie Taylor, President, and CEO of OKCNP. “They have each made a unique impact, and our sector and state are better because of them. I am grateful we have the opportunity to bring such an esteemed group together to celebrate their accomplishments.”
About The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits
The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits is the state’s preeminent organization convening charitable entities from throughout the state for training, consultation, networking, advocacy and recognition. Comprising more than 750 members from throughout Oklahoma, the Center’s primary mission is to empower nonprofits to achieve excellence in their missions. Since 1981, the organization has assisted thousands of individuals and organizations through various programs designed to build capacity and impact the lives of Oklahomans. www.OKCNP.org
About Family & Children’s Services
For nearly a century, Family & Children’s Services has been the place to turn for help with problems that seem overwhelming and too difficult to handle alone. The agency restores children’s well-being, heals victims of abuse, strengthens individuals and families, and provides hope and recovery for adults suffering from mental illness and addictions. Today, its life-changing services help one in six Tulsans.