Carl Rosenkranz Awarded the Charles Braithwait Award at MACA Conference

At the Missouri Association for Community Action (MACA) Conference held on May 5-7, Carl Rosenkranz, OACAC’s Executive Director, received the 2015 Charles Braithwait Leadership Award.  Charles Braithwait began his career in Community Action in 1965 and was one of the founders of the National Community Action Foundation.  Sadly, Mr. Braithwait passed away in 2014, but his spirit of leadership remains strong in Community Action.  Each year MACA awards this distinguished honor to someone in the Missouri Community Action Network who exemplifies the energy and dedication demonstrated by Charles Braithwait.

Carl Rosenkranz has dedicated his career to leading OACAC in providing assistance and opportunities for low-income individuals and families for over 40 years.  He works with employees, volunteer board and advisory council members, related agencies, businesses, local governments, and most recently the Springfield Impacting Poverty Commission, to inform and educate the public on low-income issues, and he is a strong advocate for community action programs on a local and state level.

Please click here to view the awards presentation.  Those speaking include Heather Lockard, Executive Director of MACA; Sandra Braithwait, wife of the late Charles Braithwait; Charles McCann, former Missouri CSBG Program Administrator; Vickie Grinde, the 2014 Charles Braithwait Award Recipient; and Carl Rosenkranz.  For those of you interested in Carl’s words, you can fast forward to minute 32 of the video.