Presbyterians Today, Special Offerings efforts honored during DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards

The Rev. Donna Frischknecht Jackson and Lauren Rogers are among the most decorated

by Mike Ferguson | Presbyterian News Service

Photo by Jason Leung via Unsplash

LOUISVILLE ­— Lauren Rogers, the former project manager for digital fundraising with Special Offerings and the Presbyterian Giving Catalog, and the Rev. Donna Frischknecht Jackson, editor of Presbyterians Today, each won multiple awards Wednesday during online presentations of the Religion Communicators Council’s DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards.

Jackson took home seven awards, while Rogers won four. In addition, the 2020 Annual Report of Brwn Mawr Presbyterian Church, credited to Elena Perri and Cheryl Ju, and “Out of House and Home” by Gayle White of Green Gate Marketing/First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, were given awards of merit. Mike Ferguson, editor of Presbyterian News Service, won an award of excellence for his story “We’re no superheroes.”

The Rev. Donna Frischknecht Jackson 

Jackson’s awards included a best in class award for writing for periodicals for her “Led by a star word,” which also won for best magazine article or story single work. Her “Creating a truth-telling Thanksgiving” was given an award of excellence. “Anti-racism work is heart work” won for best magazine cover or feature item. “Listening for those silent nights” won both a best in class award for specialized writing and an editorial-single work award. “Beyond the pages” was named category winner for videography.

Lauren Rogers

Rogers was named category winner for the “Between Two Pulpits” webcast series she helped create and host. Rogers was a category winner for non-broadcast script for her “Supporting young women of color through the Pentecost Offering.” Rogers’ efforts coordinating the PC(USA)’s Giving Tuesday during 2021 won in the fundraising category, and her “Summer of Song: A Concert Series” was a category winner in specialized campaigns.

The DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards are named to honor the late Victor DeRose and the late Paul M. Hinkhouse, leading lithographers in New York City and longtime friends of the Religion Communicators Council. Both men shared a strong interest in, and concern for, excellence in communications. The Rev. Brian Fesler, coordinator of the DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards, hosted Wednesday’s online ceremony, which can be viewed here.

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