We don’t often brag, but today we’re going to! Over the course of 2018, we’ve received so much recognition for our work. We’re proud of one another for our accomplishments… and we’re grateful to you, because you are our inspiration and your support is what allows us to do what we love!
In 2018, Great Rivers and our staff have received the following recognition:
Bruce Morrison, General Counsel, was selected by US News & World Report and BestLawyers as one of St. Louis’ “Best Lawyers” in the category of environmental litigation. He has received this distinction annually since 2012!
Sarah Willey, Director of Development and Community Outreach, was honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals as the 2018 Outstanding Young Professional at their National Philanthropy Day event in November.
Henry Robertson, Climate and Energy Director, was awarded the Open Space Council’s President’s Award for the research and work he did to help protect Creve Coeur Park and pass Proposition 2 to defend St. Louis County parks from sale or development without a vote of the people.
Additionally, our organization was a finalist for the Outstanding Nonprofit Organization Award at the Young Nonprofit Professionals’ 2018 Standing Ovation Awards.
We are humbled by the outpouring of recognition we’ve received this year. It is easy to do outstanding work when you’re fortunate enough to have a job that aligns with your passion. In reality, our clients, our volunteers, and our donors deserve an award! It is because of your support, your work, your trust in us that we are able to shine, and to make a positive impact on the state and beyond. Thank you!