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LSS and its CEO, Bill Brim, Nominated for Community Development Awards

Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida (LSS) is thrilled to announce that our very own President & CEO, Bill Brim, has been nominated for the esteemed Janet Owens Award, while LSS itself has been nominated for the prestigious JF Bryan Award at LISC Jacksonville’s 25th Anniversary Celebration April 4, 2024, at the Ritz Theatre & Museum.

Brim assumed the role of President & CEO of LSS in January 2020. Established in 1979, LSS oversees five community programs, addressing areas such as hunger relief, representative payee services, refugee resettlement, HIV services, and a financial opportunity center. Furthermore, LSS's Philips Highway location serves as a hub for four onsite nonprofits: CAN Community Health, JaxCareConnect, WeCareJax, and Vision Is Priceless.

"We are deeply honored and humbled by this nomination, which recognizes the tireless efforts of our team and the impact we strive to make in the community every day." - Bill Brim, President & CEO of LSS

Since January 2020, Bill Brim has been president & CEO of Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida.

What is the LISC Community Development Awards Celebrating?

The LISC Jacksonville Community Development Awards recognize the inspiring, innovative, and tenacious work of people who are improving the quality of life in Jacksonville. LISC Jacksonville will bring together community and city government leaders, corporations, foundations, lenders, small businesses, developers, and nonprofits to celebrate the best in community development.

What are the Janet Owens JF Bryan awards?

The Janet Owens Award recognizes individuals who have served as catalysts for community development, safety and justice, and family wealth creation.

Additionally, the JF Bryan Award acknowledges the outstanding contributions of Community Development Corporations (CDCs) or non-profit organizations in improving communities through targeted programs, initiatives, or physical development.

Is it open to the public? How do I get tickets to attend?

What is LISC Jacksonville?

LISC Jacksonville is a local branch of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a national nonprofit organization that works to revitalize underserved communities by providing resources and support for community development initiatives. LISC Jacksonville provides funding to Steps 2 Success, Jacksonville's first financial opportunity center, which is a program of Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida.

What is Steps 2 Success and how do I learn more?

Steps 2 Success is Jacksonville's premier financial opportunity center, empowering individuals and families to achieve financial stability and prosperity. Through comprehensive services such as financial coaching, employment assistance, and access to vital resources, Steps 2 Success equips participants with the tools and support they need to overcome barriers and build brighter futures.


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