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SACRED HEART LEAGUE OF MISSISSIPPI'S ROGER COURTS HONORED WITH 2003 DMANF 'NONPROFIT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD'
NEW YORK, Wednesday, August 13, 2003 -- The Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation (DMANF) presented Roger Courts, director of the Sacred Heart League of Mississippi, with its 2003 Nonprofit Achievement Award. Courts was honored today during the group's annual New York Nonprofit Conference held at The Waldorf-Astoria.
Each year, The DMA Nonprofit Federation recognizes a leader in the nonprofit community for his/her unprecedented dedication and service. Criteria for the Nonprofit Achievement Award include:
Courts began his 42-year career at the Sacred Heart League, Inc. The Sacred Heart League, a nonprofit organization dedicated to religious publishing and distribution, prepares more than 26 million pieces of direct mail (including Bibles, New Testaments, inspirational pamphlets, pictures and videos) annually. The League’s 100 dedicated employees raise funds necessary to support the work of its "sister" organization, Sacred Heart Southern Missions. The charitable ministries that are provided include religious, social service, rural transportation, health care, AIDS counseling, housing, and education.
Courts is also the fonder, chairman, and CEO of Gregory Productions, a for-profit film production company, owned by the Sacred Heart League, that embodies Judeo-Christian values and ideals. In 1996, Gregory Production’s first film, "The Spitfire Grill," received critical acclaim for an independent film and won several cinematic awards, including The Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.
Courts received numerous awards from organizations such as The American Bible Society, the National Catholic Development Conference, and the National Postal Forum. He has also been listed as one of Mississippi Magazine’s "15 Great Mississippians."
About The DMA Nonprofit Federation:
Since 1982, The DMA Nonprofit Federation (DMANF) and its predecessor organizations have been aggressive and effective advocates for nonprofits in postal, regulatory, legislative, and accountability issues. It has led the way in professional education, networking, and industry advancement. With more than 300 members, The DMANF is one of the largest member segments of the Direct Marketing Association. DMANF is the leading and largest international association for member organizations that use direct and interactive marketing media such as mail, telephone, and the Internet to communicate with donors, members, customers, and the public. The DMANF's full-time staff , located in Washington, DC, is assisted by legal counsel for regulatory and postal matters, and supplemented by the resources and professional staff of The DMA.