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Board President, Denise Berscheit and Executive Director, Kathy Schneider, accept the award from  Community Foundation board member, Rod Ganey
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Leighton Award for NOn-Profit Excellence

On August 25th, The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County awarded St. Margaret's House the special recognition award for non profit excellence.  This $10,000 Special Recognition award is intended to encourage organizations that are pursuing higher degrees of excellence, recognizing inspiring examples of service and performance. The Community Foundation’s first 2011 Special Recognition award goes to St. Margaret’s House, under the leadership of Kathy Schneider, for having created a unique community of women helping women over the past 20 years. In 2009, over 1800 different women and children benefitted from some form of assistance from St. Margaret’s House, addressing needs such as permanent housing, literacy, job training, employment, mental health services, and health care