Jacksonville FL – March 29, 2017 – The BairFind Foundation was named as a top 100 finalist for the 7th Annual Classy Awards. The Classy Awards Finalists are a prestigious group of nonprofits and social enterprises selected for their excellence in social innovation and ability to solve a social problem. BairFind was recognized for its Stadium Concourse Sign Program.
With a mission to find missing children, BairFind produces high definition, colorful and attractive signs for sports stadiums, arenas and other venues that feature photos of each city’s missing children, reaching millions of people across the United States and greatly increasing the chances that featured children will be safely located.
“BairFind is honored to be named a Classy 100 Finalist among so many social innovators from around the world”, said Dennis Bair, Founder of BairFind. “We look forward to further expanding the search for missing children to even more venues in 2017 and beyond.”
Finalists were selected based upon their scale and scope of the problem, an innovative approach; ability to solve the problem; and organizational effectiveness. From here, 10 winners from the 100 finalists will be chosen by the Leadership Council and announced on stage at the awards ceremony in June.
“The Classy Awards has become one of the top forums for recognizing global social innovation,” said Pat Walsh, Co-Founder and Chief Impact Officer of Classy. “Classy Awards Finalists are pioneering innovative ideas and technologies addressing some of our greatest social problems, and we’re honored to play a role in recognizing their incredible accomplishments.”
The Collaborative is presented by Classy, Southwest Airlines, Fluxx, Plenty Consulting, and The Boston Foundation, alongside Salesforce and Guidestar. For more information on the Collaborative and the Classy Awards, visit www.classy.org/collaborative.
BairFind is bringing and keeping more kids home through community awareness programs and innovative solutions designed to change the cultural conversation around missing children. As a tax exempt 501(c)(3), our objective is to expand the search through youth education and prevention, collaborative real-time response technologies and standing with families in their continued search. Visit www.BairFind.org or follow BairFind on Twitter: @BairFind
Classy is the world’s leading fundraising platform for social enterprises with the goal of solving social problems more effectively and efficiently. Since launching in 2011, Classy has helped more than 3,000 social enterprises. Classy also hosts the Collaborative, a 3-days summit and awards ceremony that brings together impactful social enterprises and celebrates achievements in the sector. For more information, visit www.classy.org or follow Classy on Twitter: @Classy.
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