Individuals and Organizations to be Honored

Community Resources Council scheduled to honor community members at Awards of Excellence 

October 26, 2015 – CRC will hold the annual Awards of Excellence Wednesday, October 28th at Ramada Downtown. Luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the Learning Summit at 1:45 p.m. Categories of Awards included: Individual, Government, Business, Non-profit, and Longstanding Community Organization (50+ years.) The theme of the program is Art Deco. Event will feature 1920s themed photo booth, themed radio show in partnership with KTWU, and themed gift for all attendees.
CRC Learning Summit sessions include: Fundraising: The Art of Human Interaction – AJ Scipio, Kansas African American Affairs Commission, Mission Driven Social Media – Mikki Burcher, MBurcher Consulting, Mastering Media Relations – Nicole Corcoran, University Of Kansas, Advocacy VS. Lobbying
– Rick Cagan, NAMI. Learning Summit will be directly following the Awards of Excellence Luncheon

The 2015 Awards of Excellence Nominees:

Lynn Hultquist
Steve Christenberry
Ally Teske-Ortiz
Chris Omni
Stephanie Mott
Julie James
Kathy Ure
Jim Colson
Anje Kearney
Judge Vic Miller
Dawn McWilliams
Cathy Ramshaw
Cara Weeks
Lavina Wall
Longstanding Community Organization
Easter Seals Capper Foundation
Topeka Housing Authority
Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy
The Villages
Herman Jones, Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office
Topeka Housing Authority
Topeka Municipal Court
Kansas Department of Transportation
Topeka High School ROTC
Capitol Federal
The Toy Store
Bartlett & West
Advisors Excel

Treanor Architects

Shawnee Regional Prevention and Recovery Services
Topeka Public School Foundation
CASA of Shawnee County
Saving Death Row Dogs
Midland Care Connection
10th Annual Aaron Douglas Art Fair
Easter Seals Capper Foundation


CRC is celebrating our 90th year in 2015. In 1925 CRC was formed to focus on community planning of social services, social legislation, public education, and community welfare. Over the years CRC has promoted collaboration and discussion around the aforementioned topics. CRC was never positioned to “own” many programs, instead to identify gaps in available services and help develop organizations or programs that address the missing services. CRC’s mission is to connect the resources in our community through Collaboration, Advocacy, Research and Education.

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If you would like more information, please contact Emma Starkey, Director of Communications and Education at 785-233-1365 or email at [email protected]