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Awards

Kauffman & Associates, Inc. (KAI) has been recognized nationally by its peers for quality, innovation, and creativity. Over the years, we have earned the respect of our clients by delivering winning outcomes and measurable results that matter.

KAI has received multiple national and international awards for excellence and performance, including:

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  • 2013: MarCom Platinum Award, Affordable Care Act Outreach and Education Campaign-Native American Audiences, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • 2013: Hermes Creative Award for 2013 Influenza Campaign, Native American Audiences, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • 2013: Silver Aster Award for Dental Therapist Project exhibit booth, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • 2013: Silver Communicator Award for "Positive Encounters: Reducing Stigma Around HIV and AIDS" video, Office of Minority Health
  • 2013: Bronze Telly Award for "We Are People of Hope" video, Native Aspirations technical assistance product, SAMHSA
     
  • 2012: Gold MarCom Award, ”Protect the Circle of Life” campaign poster, marketing and promotional materials, CDC 
  • 2012: Gold MarCom Award, “We are People of Hope” video, Native Aspirations project, SAMHSA
  • 2012: Gold Hermes Creative Award, "A Circle of Communities" brochure, Native Aspirations project, SAMHSA
  • 2012: Communicator Award of Excellence, "A Circle of Communities" brochure, Native Aspirations project, SAMHSA
  • 2012: Communicator Award of Distinction, "Walking on Common Ground" website, Tribal Law and Policy Institute
  • 2011: MarCom Gold Award, corporate website
  • 2011: Gold Hermes Creative Award, Integrated Marketing Materials, FEMA

  • 2011: APEX Award, folder, agenda, background materials for the U.S. Department of Justice 2010 Tribal Consultation, Meeting and Event Materials category
  • 2011: Bronze Telly, “Weaving STEM Education and Culture” video for the National Science Foundation, cultural category
  • 2011: Bronze Telly Award, “Bringing Back Smiles” video, W.J. Kellogg Foundation Dental Therapist Project
  • 2010: Gold Aurora Award, “Weaving STEM Education and Culture” for the National Science Foundation, documentary category
  • 2010: Gold Aurora Award, “Bringing Back Smiles” video for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Dental Therapist Project, news report/update category
  • 2010: Census Proud Partner Award to KAI, U.S. Census Bureau
  • 2010: Inner City 100 Hall of Fame, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City and Bloomberg/Business Week, recognizing five years of continuous company growth
  • 2010: Ava Award,  “Bringing Back Smiles” video, W.K. Kellogg Foundation Dental Therapist Project
  • 2009: Communicator Award of Distinction, “Clean Water, Making Life Possible” brochures and calendar, Indian Health Service Sanitation Facilities Construction
  • 2008: Communicator Award of Excellence, marketing/promotion, Native Student Artist Competition calendar, poster, bookmarks, Office of Indian Education (OIE)
  • 2008: SPARK Award of Excellence, special publications, Native Student Artist Competition calendar, poster, bookmarks, OIE
  • 2008: SPARK Award of Distinction, communications planning, Government/Community Relations, Native American Outreach Center of Parents Speak Up National Campaign
  • 2007 and 2005: Washington’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies, (Puget Sound Business Journal)
  • 2006: Jo Ann Kauffman, Small Business Administration Minority Small Business Person of the Year for Eastern Washington
  • 1999: Gannett Freedom Forum's "Free Spirit Award" for recognition of Jo Ann Kauffman's community activism protecting the rights of Native American communities to seek redress under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
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