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Local coalition named finalist in 2012 "Nonprofit of the Year Awards"
Local coalition named finalist in 2012 "Nonprofit of the Year Awards"

Tampa, Florida -- The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties, Inc. is competing against top nonprofit organizations and companies hoping to win the "2012 Nonprofit of the Year Award in Education" at the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s (TBBJ) Nonprofit of the Year Awards ceremony on June 21.  

The award recognizes nonprofits in the Tampa Bay area who not only provide quality services to the community, but also do so in a fiscally responsible and accountable way.

In both 2009 and 2010, the Coalition was honored with the distiction “Nonprofit of the Year in Education".

For Betsy Kier, the assistant executive director and interim-finance director, this award hits home for her personally because she's been there from the beginning and knows where the Coalition came from.

“We’ve grown from a very small organization that contracted with outside agencies to provide services to the community, to a much larger, professionally run organization which provides all services in-house,” Kier said in a release. “It’s allowed us to focus on being financially responsible, spending more than 81 percent of our budget on direct services for children.”

The TBBJ “Nonprofit of the Year Awards” include seven (7) categories: Arts, Culture and Humanities; Crisis Resource; Education; Environment and Animals; Family Services; Health and Human Services; and Public and Societal Benefit.

For more information about this award, including a list of finalists, please visit the TBBJ website at http://www.bizjournals.com/Tampabay.

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