Lift Up Springfield, Medical and Dental Mission Clinic

RECOGNITIONS: National and SW Missouri

The REAL Patch Adams teams with the "Modern Day Patch"  at Lift Up Springfield

Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis Award in Washington DC

Nobel Peace Prize for Community Service.

Only 5 Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis Awards are Presented Annually in the
United States.  Dr. Derges has been the only recpient of this award in Missouri.

Jefferson Award for SW Missouri for Community Service

Senators Roy Blunt and Ted Cruz

Recognition of
Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis Award

Springfield Humanitarian of the Year

Senator Bob Dixon

Greene County Commissioner

Bon Jovi at the Award Ceremony.  Bon Jovi's wife, Dorothea, also received one of the five awards that evening for their soup kitchens.  Past winners include Oprah Winfrey, Tom Brokaw, David Rockerfeller, Jr., Candice Bergen, Joe Torre, Henry Kissinger, Hubert Humphrey, Bob Hope, Kirk Douglas, Ross Perot, Steven Jobs, Jimmy Carter, Condoleezza Rice, Payton Manning, John Glenn

Drury and BKD Nonprofit Excellence Awards

2018: Lift Up Someone Today was named top "New Nonprofit of SW Missouri"

2019: Dr. Derges was named top "Nonprofit CEO of SW Missouri"

State Representative Lynn Morris

Dr Patch Adams

His true story was portrayed by

Robin Williams in the #1 Film in 1998,

PATCH ADAMS.  

Dr. Tricia Derges

Founder of Lift Up Someone Today 
(Lift Up Springfield)
The "Modern Day Patch"