CHRIS KEEN HEART OF AGAPE AWARD
The Chris Keen Heart of AGAPE Award was established in 2011 to recognize an individual or family affiliated with AGAPE who exemplifies the characteristics of compassion, humility and hard work in support of AGAPE’s mission. The award’s namesake, Chris Keen, was a generous donor, volunteer and member of AGAPE’s Kids Classic Leadership Committee. Chris left this life to be with God after a tragic boating accident on Old Hickory Lake in the spring of 2011.
The recipient may support any one of the agency’s programs (Adoption, Foster Care, Counseling, Administration, Development or Morning Star Sanctuary). Candidates may be nominated by any current member of the AGAPE staff, board of directors or any current member of the AGAPE Kids Classic Leadership Committee. Retired staff members, board members, and all volunteers are eligible to receive the award.
The award is presented annually at the celebration dinner following the AGAPE Kids Classic Golf Tournament.
Past Chris Keen Heart of AGAPE Award Recipients
2011—Vickie, Whitney and Tucker Keen, Chris Sr. and Linda Keen
2012—Butch and Angela Stinson
2013—Tim and Angie Partlow
2018—Troy and Jennifer Nicholson and family
2020—Foster Parents Tony & Sarah McKay, and Longtime Volunteers Cameron Hunt and Sam Marshall (pictured below)
To make a nomination, view the nomination form here.
Sarah McKay (left) was recently interviewed on the ‘Core Stories’ podcast by Otter Creek about her experience as a foster parent. To listen, click here.