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. Each spring, the four quarterly winners are honored at an awards luncheon where an annual winner is announced.

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. In order for a nomination to be considered, it must meet the nomination criteria.

Nominations for the 2018 Cooperman-Bogue KidsFirst Award are being accepted through December 31, 2018. To nominate a remarkable social service professional, ensure the nomination criteria is met, then fill out and submit the nomination form linked below.


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.


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