Health Care Access Clinic Director Receives Tensie Oldfather Community Service Award
- on August 25, 2010
The foundation board created the award to honor long-serving nonprofit leaders whose contributions have transformed the organizations they lead. The award included a $5,000 unrestricted grant to the individual's organization.
In recognizing Nikki, DCCF executive director Chip Blaser detailed some of her contributions:
- Growing the clinic's cash and in-kind contributions from $300,000 in 1998 to $4.5 million this year;
- Successfully executing a move to a new location that makes services more accessible, efficient, and effective;
- Initiating wellness programs that make high-risk patients more healthy overall;
- Providing leadership within the CHIP and LiveWell Lawrence community coalitions.
The award is named after the late Tensie Oldfather, a local philanthropist who volunteered for numereous organizations and made the founding gift that established the Douglas County Community Foundation.
Other award recipients were Midge Grinstead, director of the Lawrence Humane Society, and Dianne Ensminger, director of Ballard Community Services.