Awards and Recognition

The following awards have been presented to The Mission Continues. They represent the inspiring and community changing work of our Fellows, Platoons, volunteers, and supporters.

CLASSY Award Winner

The CLASSY Awards
 
The Mission Continues was named a 2014 CLASSY Award Winner. The CLASSY Awards is the largest social impact awards ceremony in the United States, highlighting the greatest champions of social progress. Organizations are evaluated in eight major categories following a yearlong initiative to discover the most innovative and effective models worldwide. The Fellowship and Service Platoon programs were chosen by the award’s leadership council as the CLASSY Award Winner for Active Duty & Veteran Services. Outside Magazine

 

Edison Award Silver Medal

The Edison Awards
 
The Edison Awards, celebrating 27 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, recognized The Mission Continues as a silver medal winner for innovation in 2014. Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. Learn more about The Mission Continues and the Edison Awards. Outside Magazine

 

100 Best Places to Work

Outside Magazine
 
The Mission Continues was named to Outside Magazine’s “Top 100 Places to Work” in the nation. The list ranks small, medium and large companies, celebrating innovative organizations setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. Outside Magazine

 

2012 Torch Award

Better Business Bureau of Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois
 
The Mission Continues was presented with a BBB TORCH Award for “exceptional ethical business practices and customer service” from the Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois. BBB

 

50 Best Nonprofits to Work For

The Nonprofit Times
 
The Mission Continues was named one of the 50 best nonprofits to work for nationwide in 2014 by The NonProfit Times. The Mission Continues was one of two organizations in Missouri to make the list, and one of two veteran service organizations. The Mission Continues was also named to the list in 2012 and 2013. The nationwide survey was created in 2010 by The NonProfit Times and Best Companies Group to recognize the best employers in the nonprofit sector. NPT

 

Draper Richards Fellowship

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
 
In 2009, The Mission Continues was awarded the highly selective Draper Richards Fellowship. The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation provides six grantees per year with funding of $100,000 annually for four years. A Draper Richards Fellowship recognizes The Mission Continues’ ability to create significant social change in a sustainable and scalable way. Draper

 

Best of Bullseye Award for Collaboration

Target
 
The Mission Continues received Target’s Best of Bullseye Award for Collaboration in 2011 in recognition of the organization’s efforts in building a stronger and more meaningful relationship between Target and the military community. Target and The Mission Continues have since collaborated on consecutive Veterans Days for large scale community service projects nationwide. Target

 

Social Entrepreneurship Award

The Manhattan Institute
 
The Mission Continues was recognized by The Manhattan Institute in 2010 as one of the five most socially innovative organizations in the country. The Mission Continues was nominated for the award by Jim McCausland, father of Fellow Alum Casey McCausland. The organization was recognized “as examples of the strength and honor of our military men and women both on the battlefield and on the home front.” Manhattan Institute

 

2011 Social Innovation Award Winner

Social Venture Network
 
Social Venture Network, a leading network of entrepreneurs and investors announced Founder and CEO Eric Greitens and The Mission Continues as one of its 2011 Innovation Award winners. The award recognizes the most promising social ventures and innovative entrepreneurs working to build a more just and sustainable world. Social Network

 

Leadership Pillar Lead Partner

Got Your 6
 
Got Your 6 is a campaign that unites the entertainment industry with top veteran-focused nonprofit organizations. The goal of the campaign is to bridge the civilian-military divide by creating a new conversation in America, so that veterans and military families are perceived as leaders and civic assets. The Mission Continues is the Lead Partner of the Leadership Pillar, which works to engage veterans in their local communities after returning home. Got Your 6

 

Awarded to Team Members

 

Top 100 Most Influential People

TIME
 
The Mission Continues Founder and CEO Eric Greitens was named to the 2013 TIME 100 as one of the most influential people in the world. He was recognized for his role in founding The Mission Continues and for leading fellow veterans in their service here at home. TIME

 

2013 Woman of Distinction

Missouri Athletic Club
 
Meredith Knopp, Vice President of Programs at The Mission Continues, was named a 2013 Woman of Distinction by the Missouri Athletic Club. The MAC Luncheon honors women who through leadership, character and professional achievement have enriched the St. Louis community. Meredith is a veteran of the United States Army and joined the The Mission Continues in 2011. Missiour Athletic Club

 

The Charles Bronfman Prize

The Charles Bronfman Prize
 
The Mission Continues Founder and CEO Eric Greitens was awarded the 2012 Charles Bronfman Prize, in recognition of his lifelong commitment to service and leadership. The Charles Bronfman Prize is awarded each year to to an individual whose Jewish values influence his or her ability to make a global impact. Bronfman

 

Top 40 Under 40 Military

Civilian Job News
 
Director of Strategy and Research Aaron Scheinberg was named as one of the “Top 40 Under 40″ service members for 2012. Former Associate Development Director of Individual and Corporate Giving Tony Bryan was also named to this list in 2011. 40

 

All-Stars Among Us

Major League Baseball and PEOPLE Magazine
 
The Mission Continues Founder and CEO Eric Greitens was recognized as an “All-Star Among Us” at the 2010 MLB All-Star Game. One American was chosen to represent each MLB team, recognizing his/her contributions to their community. Because of his work and support of The Mission Continues, Eric was chosen to represent his hometown team, the St. Louis Cardinals. People

 

Top 30 Under 30

St. Louis Business Journal
 
The St. Louis Business Journal recognized Lyndsey Hodges, Development Director, Grants and Events, in the publication’s annual list of the top “30 Under 30” young professionals in the metro area. Former Vice President of Finance and Operations Paul Eisensein was also named to the list during his tenure at The Mission Continues. 30