Nonprofits honored for work in the Springfield area community

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The area's nonprofit organizations received honors Tuesday night for service to the Springfield area.

KY3's Sara and Ethan Forhetz emceed the event. Judges selected winners from 125 different entries.

Winners:

Youth Leader of the Year: Seth Cote volunteered more than 500 hours, helping coordinate nearly 200 projects in the community.

Public Awareness Award: Safe Kids Springfield

Revel With a Cause Award: Ozarks Literacy Council

Nonprofit Startup of the Year: The Rebound Foundation

Emerging Leader of the Year: Rpb Blevins of the Springfield Discovery Center

Excellence in Innovation: Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Arvest Bank Communitarian Corporate Citizenship Award: ESC Consulting Engineers

Nonprofit Board Member of the Year: Chris Shaefer of CASA of Southwest Missouri

CEO/Executive of the Year: Dr. Tricia Derges with Lift Up Springfield

Nonprofit Organization of the Year Small: Friends of the Springfield-Greene County Library

Nonprofit Organization of the Year Medium: The Pregnancy Care Center

Nonprofit of the Year Large: Convoy of Hope