Health Care Access Clinic Director Receives Tensie Oldfather Community Service Award

The Health Care Access Clinic's director, Nikki King, received a Tensie Oldfather Community Service Award at the Douglas County Community Foundation's tenth anniversary celebration on August 21.

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.

DCCF board chairman Mike Davis congratulates Nikki King, recipient of a Tensie Oldfather Community Service Award.

DCCF board chairman Mike Davis congratulates Nikki King, recipient of a Tensie Oldfather Community Service Award. by Marilyn Hull

Comments

Karrey Britt 7 years, 11 months ago

Congrats Nikki! Well deserved! The clinic helps so many people without medical insurance in this community.

jestevens 7 years, 11 months ago

Congratulations, Nikki! What an amazing difference you've made in this community!

Belinda Rehmer 7 years, 11 months ago

Can't think of anyone more deserving! Congratulations Nikki!

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