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Support Kansas City Announces 2010 Nonprofit Award Winners 

Support Kansas City, a local nonprofit providing business and administrative support services to other nonprofits, announces the winners of the 2010 Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Award. Rose Brooks Center has won the award for an agency with a budget of more than $3 million and Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City has been granted the award for an agency with a budget of $3 million or less.

This new award is distinctive because it honors these agencies for the strong and balanced relationship between their board of directors and executive staff, as well as meeting criteria drawn from the Nonprofit Sector’s Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practices. “It was impressive to see the level of commitment to high standards in leadership from board and staff members throughout the nomination process.” said Debra Box, Executive Director for Support Kansas City.    

Rose Brooks Center (RBC) has been providing services to women and children escaping abuse since 1978. “I am most pleased with RBC’s growing reputation as a leader in innovative, comprehensive domestic violence programming,” said Susan Miller, CEO for RBC, “I have never been so encouraged and proud of the tremendous success of our agency and staff.”

Down Syndrome Guild (DSG) provides support and resources for individuals with Down syndrome and their families, as well as offering public education to foster positive attitudes toward people with Down syndrome. “It has been a privilege to carry out DSG’s mission to assist educators, parents and organizations locally, nationally and internationally to create positive outcomes for people with Down syndrome.” said Amy Allison, Executive Director for DSG.

Rose Brooks Center and Down Syndrome Guild will receive their awards on April 29, 2010 during Support Kansas City’s 10 Year Anniversary Luncheon held at the Kauffman Conference Center. Jim Mueth, Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch will serve as the Honorary Chair for this event.

Support Kansas City’s 10 Year Anniversary Luncheon will also honor Turner House Children’s Clinic with a Special Recognition award for their progress, along with several key stakeholders and supporters, including founder, David Ross. Tickets for the luncheon are $20. More details regarding the event can be found at, including reservation information, sponsorship packages and additional 10 Year Anniversary activities.

Support Kansas City is based in Mission, Kansas and provides nonprofit organizations in Kansas and Missouri, with business and development expertise, empowering them to focus on their missions.