2020 Jack Jonas Spirit Award Winner: Lisa Dean | Center Industries Corporation
Jack Jonas, CPRF Founder, dedicated his life’s work to serving and advocating for an underrepresented population, creating an organization based around the principle that everyone, regardless of their physical abilities, has the right to an education, a career, and independence.
In honor of Jack’s legacy and spirit, CPRF established the Jack Jonas Spirit Award to recognize three employees each year who have shown dedication to the CPRF mission and who truly have a heart for those we serve.
The award winners receive a commemorative plaque and a check for $1,000 each.
All CPRF, CIC, and BTCO employees are eligible for the award.
To say that Lisa loves her job at Center Industries Corporation (CIC) is an understatement. She is fully determined to show up at work each day, no matter what it takes. Every week while most of the world is still asleep, Lisa is up at 4:15am, ready for a three bus transfer commute to CIC. She is almost always sporting a CIC t-shirt, proud to represent her workplace in the community. Lisa radiates positivity, and her co-workers have described her as outgoing, determined, indomitable, a go-getter, independent, and inspiring. Her work ethic in the frame production department is something to behold. Lisa has been a part of CIC for over 22 years. She embodies the company’s mission of looking beyond a disability when measuring someone’s potential in the workforce.