KidsFirst Cooperman-Bogue Awards

Nominations for exemplary social service frontline staff who serve Pinellas County children and families are now being accepted beginning November 1, 2020 and ending August 15, 2021.

The program has been temporarily redesigned to give out monthly awards of $500 each to outstanding individuals who have gone above and beyond to provide direct services to Pinellas County children and families, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to monetary awards, winners will receive recognition during JWB Board Meetings and via JWB’s social media, website, press releases, and PSAs.

Multiple rounds of reviews will occur during the year with monthly winners named by an independent selection committee. Nominations received by the deadline for each round will be considered for that round of awards, and all nominations submitted that meet criteria will remain in the running throughout the year.

As part of the redesign, we have increased from four (4) quarterly winners to twelve (12) monthly winners with no annual winner named this year. Should an annual awards ceremony be held at the end of the year, all monthly winners will be recognized and their work spotlighted at the event.

To view full details and timelines, click below on Nomination Criteria & Schedule. To nominate a remarkable frontline social service employee who is making a difference in the lives of Pinellas County children and families during the pandemic, click below to complete and submit the online Nomination Form.

Annual & Quarterly Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 – 2019 KidsFirst Cooperman-Bogue Award Winners for their life-changing work with Pinellas County children and families!

  • Annual Award Winner – Franklin Smith of Family Center On Deafness
  • Quarterly Award Winner – Lucile Plummer of Seniors in Service
  • Quarterly Award Winner – Courtney Hendrickson of Directions for Living
  • Quarterly Award Winner – Laurel Kosharsky of High Point Neighborhood Family Center



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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