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2020 Philly Award Winners

Nonprofit Connect Honors More Than 37 Nonprofit Organization and 28 Creative Agencies At The 2020 Philly Awards
 
Kansas City, MO – November 12, 2020 - Nonprofit Connect honored 37 nonprofit organizations and 28 creative agencies and freelancers for excellence in marketing and communications at the 2020 Philly Awards on Tuesday, November 10 online at npconnect.org.
 
Any and all nonprofit organizations were invited to submit marketing pieces in a variety of categories. Nonprofit Connect received over 170 entries from 90 different nonprofits in 2020. Entries were evaluated by Nonprofit Connect’s judging panel featuring local marketing experts in the nonprofit and for-profit industries. Judges awarded first place (Gold) and second place (Silver) entries in fifteen categories, honored top-scoring entries with a contest-wide Award of Distinction, and selected the Best in Show entry. The People’s Choice Award was voted on via social media in the week leading up to the event.
 
Now in their 18th year, the Philly Awards celebrate local nonprofits driving social change through outstanding achievements in communications and marketing. Nonprofit Connect’s signature contest enhances the image of nonprofit organizations and elevates the professionalism of nonprofit communications in our community, according to a recent Philly Award winner.

 
2020 PHILLY AWARD WINNERS
Annual Report
GOLD
Hillcrest Transitional Housing
Children's Mercy
Special Event Invitation
GOLD
Pet Resource Center of Kansas City
Lakemary Center
Long Video
GOLD
Greater Kansas City Sports Foundation
Operation Breakthrough
Annual Report
SILVER
Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Special Event Invitation SILVER
FIRE Foundation
KVC Health Systems
Long Video
SILVER
Rockhurst High School
FIRE Foundation
Newsletter/Magazine
GOLD
International Essential Tremor Foundation
Unbound
Special Event Campaign GOLD
Steps of Faith Foundation
Big Slick Celebrity Weekend Benefitting Children's Mercy
Website
GOLD
Show Me KC Schools
KC Pet Project
Newsletter/Magazine
SILVER
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
KVC Health Systems
Special Event Campaign SILVER
Women's Employment Network
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Website
SILVER
Children's Services Fund of Jackson County
HappyBottoms
Marketing Campaign
GOLD
Unbound
Fundraising Appeal
GOLD
Folly Theater
Great Plains SPCA
Social Media Campaign GOLD
Girls on the Run Serving Greater KC
Big Slick Celebrity Weekend Benefitting Children's Mercy
Marketing Campaign
SILVER
Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City
Fundraising Appeal
SILVER
Pet Resource Center of Kansas City
KU Endowment
Social Media Campaign SILVER
City in Motion Dance Theater, Inc.
KC Pet Project
KU Endowment
Identity Campaign
GOLD
HappyBottoms
Kansas City Art Institute
Short Video
GOLD
Folly Theater
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater KC
Social Media Brand Mgmt
GOLD
Girls on the Run Serving Greater KC
Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City
Identity Campaign
SILVER
Heartland Men's Chorus Kansas City
Children's Mercy
Short Video
SILVER
Arthritis Foundation
KC Pet Project
Media Relations Campaign GOLD
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Steps of Faith Foundation
Informational Brochure GOLD
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation
Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City
Medium Video
GOLD
Cross-Lines Community Outreach
Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City
Media Relations Campaign SILVER
KC Pet Project
Informational Brochure SILVER
Folly Theater
Lakemary Center
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Medium Video
SILVER
City Year Kansas City
KVC Health Systems
 
AWARDS OF DISTINCTION
Greater Kansas City Sports Foundation
Long Video
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation
Informational Brochure
Cross-Lines Community Outreach
Medium Video
Steps of Faith Foundation
Special Event Campaign
Show Me KC Schools
Website
Unbound
Newsletter or Magazine
KVC Health Systems
Newsletter or Magazine
Big Slick Celebrity Weekend Benefitting Children's Mercy
Special Event Campaign
KC Pet Project
Website
Kansas City University
Newsletter or Magazine
 
 
BEST IN HOUSE
 
Unbound
 
Cross-Lines Community Outreach

 
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
 
Kansas City Art Institute
 

BEST IN SHOW
 
Cross-Lines Community Outreach

 
COMMUNITY CHAMPION AWARD
 
Nonprofit Connect also awarded the Community Champion Award to two creative agencies. Nonprofit Connect added the Community Champion Award to recognize those creative agencies that go above and beyond to support the nonprofit community. Nonprofit organizations nominated agencies that deserved to be thanked for their generous donation of time, talent or treasure, and a committee selected two winners based on their pro-bono work, company volunteerism and a culture of community involvement. The winners receive the Community Champion 2020 recognition, as well as a complimentary membership with Nonprofit Connect to supercharge their agency's involvement in 2020.
 
LILLIAN JAMES CREATIVE was nominated by The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri. This small but mighty team view giving back to the community as a social responsibility. Often making personal and professional sacrifices that exceed the typical recommendation of what a company of their size might offer, Lillian James Creative feels strongly about the opportunity to help others in any way they can. Their leadership team is extremely active not only in marketing services, but also in other volunteer activities such as serving on nonprofit boards, mentoring students, and a variety of other hands-on projects. Lillian James Creative is an agency that cares about the community and continuously strives to do everything they can to lift up those building it. Congratulations to Lillian James Creative!
 
BARKLEY was nominated by Children’s Mercy for their creative support and vision of the annual event, “Big Slick Celebrity Weekend.” With the event now in its 10th year, Barkley’s creative vision has reinvented the wheel each year to generate new excitement and exposure for the event while always keeping the kids of Children’s Mercy at the forefront. When asked about their agency’s philosophy on giving back in Kansas City, Barkley responded, “If you’re serious about making the world a better place, you must add something good to it. It’s about starting and spreading worthwhile conversations and ideas that live up to our mission of Adding Good.”  Congratulations to Barkley!


2020 PHILLY AWARDS COMMITTEE

Jake Jacobson, Chair
Drew Elliott
Emily Gretzinger
Rachel Hodgson
Alyssa Murfey
Merritt NeilKerri Voyles
Gene Willis