Cooperman-Bogue KidsFirst Award
Each year, the Cooperman-Bogue KidsFirst Award is bestowed on four outstanding Pinellas County social service professionals who are dedicated to putting children first. The award was named for Attorney Leonard Cooperman and Judge Lincoln C. Bogue, who were instrumental in the creation of the Juvenile Welfare Board, along with the Junior League of St. Petersburg. Each spring, the four quarterly winners are honored at an awards luncheon where an annual winner is named.
Nominations for the 2018 Cooperman-Bogue KidsFirst Award are being accepted through December 31, 2018. Nominations for exemplary social service professionals can be made at any time during the year and will remain in the running for consideration throughout the calendar year in which the nomination was made. Quarterly winners will be named and awarded as follows: First Quarter Winner (June 2018); Second Quarter Winner (August 2018); Third Quarter Winner (October 2018); and Fourth Quarter Winner (December 2018).
To nominate a remarkable social service professional you know is making a difference in the lives of Pinellas County children and families, click on the links below to review the nomination criteria and complete/submit the nomination form.
Annual & Quarterly Winners
Congratulations to the 2017 Cooperman-Bogue KidsFirst Award Winners for their life-changing work with Pinellas County children and families!
- Annual Award Winner – Brandice Almeida of Sustainable Family Services
- Quarterly Award Winner – Nekeemah Woodard of Healthy Families Pinellas
- Quarterly Award Winner – Ron Bell of Suncoast Center
- Quarterly Award Winner – Jessie Rivera of PEMHS
JWB would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors. Thanks to their generosity, quarterly winners receive monetary awards of $500 each, and one annual winner is selected to receive $2,000. Their contributions also help make possible an annual awards luncheon where all winners are honored.