Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois and Saint Mary School crowned grand prize winners in RK Dixon’s 2016 Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest
Prairieland Service Coordination and Midwest Mission Distribution named second-place prize winners
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Aug. 4) – After two rounds of public online voting, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois, based in Springfield, and Saint Mary School, located in Taylorville, Ill., were crowned the grand prize winners in this year’s Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest by RK Dixon.
Representatives from RK Dixon, a leading provider of copiers, printers, networks, managed print services and pure drinking water systems, announced on WICS-TV this morning that Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois – a non-profit that provides year-round programs to help young people reach their full potential – is the grand prize winner in the contest’s “large” non-profit category and will receive a $30,000 office technology makeover.
“We’re proud and honored to be this year’s recipient of the Make My Non-Profit Run Better office technology makeover and we’re excited for the impact it will have on our ability to keep up with today’s technological demands,” said William Legge, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois. “We want to thank RK Dixon for this mission-focused event and everyone in the community who voted for us. We couldn’t have done it without their support.”
Saint Mary School was awarded first place in the “small” category, taking home $15,000 to help them continue to educate and inspire their students.
“We’re so grateful for RK Dixon for giving us this opportunity,” said Cathy Robertson, principal at Saint Mary School. “Being a small catholic school, we rarely have extra funds to spend. We try to make every penny count towards giving our students the best education possible. So winning this contest is just beyond wonderful.”
Runner-up in the “large” category was Prairieland Service Coordination, winning an equipment package valued at $10,000, while Midwest Mission Distribution Center came in second for the “small” category and took home the $5,000 equipment package.
In total, these four non-profits in the Springfield and Champaign area were awarded a total of $60,000 in office technology prizes.
The Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest was established by RK Dixon 11 years ago to give non-profits a chance to win free office equipment and technology solutions to help them run better. Since the program’s inception, RK Dixon has awarded $513,000 to non-profits across Iowa and Illinois.
RK Dixon representatives will visit the prize winners in the upcoming weeks to assess technological needs, and install equipment to fulfill each organization’s office and technology needs.
“Awarding these non-profits with their office technology prizes is one of our favorite activities here at RK Dixon,” said Bryan Dixon, CEO of RK Dixon. “The organizations are so deserving and the public really stepped up in promoting the contest to generate online votes. The most fulfilling part of this contest, though, is how these makeovers allow non-profits to improve their day-to-day functions, run more efficiently and better serve those who use their services.”
The 2016 Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest began with 44 non-profits entering from the Springfield/Champaign area for their chance to win the $30,000 or $15,000 makeovers. Organizations then encouraged their supporters to vote online at www.MMNPRB.com. Votes were counted electronically, and the contest was narrowed to 10 finalists.
RK Dixon partnered with WICS-TV for this year’s Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest.
Winners in the small non-profit category
Winners in the large non-profit category
- First place: Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois
- Second place: Prairieland Service Coordination, Inc.
For more information, visit www.rkdixon.com or contact Darren Garrett, APR, marketing manager at RK Dixon, at 563.823.6365.
About RK Dixon/Premier
RK Dixon is a leading provider of copiers, printers, managed print services, IT solutions and pure water drinking systems in each of the business communities it serves. Founded in 1983, the company retains a highly trained and tenured staff, and provides its customers with products boasting over 99 percent uptime. RK Dixon, along with its sister company, Premier, serves more than 120 counties in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin with office locations in Davenport, Marshalltown and Urbandale, Iowa, and Bloomington, Champaign, Peoria, Rockford and Springfield, Ill. In April, 2011, Premier was acquired by Global Imaging Systems (GIS), a Xerox Company (NYSE: XRX).
RK Dixon was acquired by GIS in February 2012. For more information, visit www.rkdixon.com or call 877.RK.DIXON (877.753.4966). To learn more about Premier, visit www.premier-iowa.com or call 888.569.1257.
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