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AMIkids Named Overall Winner of the 2015 Nonprofit of the Year Awards by the Tampa Bay Business Journal

Jun 12, 2015

AMIkids also awarded Best Nonprofit of the Year in the Family Services category2015 Non-Profit of the Year Logo

AMIkids Inc., a nationally-recognized, nonprofit organization that helps young people with a troubled past discover their potential, was named the overall winner of the Tampa Bay Business Journal's 2015 Nonprofit of the Year awards. AMIkids also received a $10,000 donation from SunTrust as the overall award winner.

“The honor of winning this award is a testament to the dedication of our tireless staff and hundreds of board members throughout the country in providing the opportunity for kids to distance themselves from their troubled pasts and discover their full potential,” said Mark Criser, National Chair of the AMIkids Board of Trustees. “With the ever-increasing issues of crime, mistrust, and negativity facing our Nation, it is important for all of us to change the conversation from blame for the issues we face to discovering positive solutions.”

“With over 45 years of experience, AMIkids is a proven solution of changing the lives of kids here in the Bay Area and throughout the Country,” added Criser.2015 Tampa Bay Journal Awards

The ceremony was held Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa, Florida. The awards had over 250 nominees and 60 finalists for eight categories, covering Arts, Culture & Humanities, Crisis Resources, Education, Environment and Animals, Family Services, Health and Human Services, Health and Human Services over $10m, and Public and Societal Benefit.

AMIkids also was awarded the 2015 Nonprofit of the Year award in the Family Services category.

AMIkids, Inc., headquartered in Tampa, FL, has five programs in the Bay Area and over 40 nationwide, offering a wide variety of services to kids and their families. Since being founded in 1969, AMIkids has helped over 125,000 kids and their families separate a troubled past from a bright future and develops kids into responsible members of their communities, breaking the cycle of crime and poverty.

Pursuant to Florida statute 216.1366, Florida state funds were used for renumeration to the following officers of the corporation.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Thornton: $8,911.82; Chief Financial Officer, Maria Porto-Duarte: $3,628.71; and Vice President, Support Services: Rosemary Brackman: $3,717.12.

No renumeration was provided to any member of the board of trustees.