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
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,
Dr. Tricia Derges
Founder of Lift Up Someone Today
(Lift Up Springfield)
The "Modern Day Patch"