KidsFirst Cooperman-Bogue Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for exemplary social service frontline staff who have consistently put children and families first during the pandemic.

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 during COVID-19. In addition to monetary awards, winners will receive recognition during JWB Board Meetings and via JWB’s social media, website, press releases, and PSAs.
Four 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 monthly awards, and all nominations submitted will remain in the running throughout the year. Deadline for the first round of nominations is Friday, November 20th.

As part of the redesign, we have increased from four (4) quarterly winners to twelve (12) monthly winners, and no annual award winner will be named this year. Should an annual awards ceremony be held, 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 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.

25th Anniversary CBKF Awards Luncheon

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