Awards

Karen Mertes, Founder of Fulfill Your Destiny, Inc. named INSPIRE! Woman of the Year for the 2015 Iconic Women Awards

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Each year, the Iconic Women of St. Petersburg Awards Luncheon celebrates Iconic Women – Celebrating Women with Vision Awards.  Karen Mertes was recognized as the INSPIRE! Woman of the Year.  This award recognizes a woman who has risen above significant personal challenges to achieve her goals and serves as a role model for what focus, perseverance and determination can accomplish. During her remarks from the podium, Karen began by thanking the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, the Women’s Leadership Council, the Iconic Women’s Committee, the judges and everyone who...

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Karen Mertes, Founder of Fulfill Your Destiny, named a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Awards | 0 comments

Thank you Girl Scouts of West Central Florida for this very prestigious honor. I’m humbled and very grateful. Evelyn Follit and Renee Vaughn, my two fellow 2015 Women of Distinction, I’m honored to be among you. Thank you for your service to our community. Last month, my husband and I made a special trip to Savannah to visit the Juliette Gordon Low House, the birthplace of the founder of the Girl Scouts. What stays with me is all that ‘One Woman’ can accomplish. The Girl Scouts began on Mar 12, 1912, with this ‘One Woman’ and has grown to an international membership of over 3M....

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Spirit of Philanthropy award presented to Karen Mertes by Association of Fundraising Professionals

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Awards | 0 comments

The Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals honored Karen Mertes with the Spirit of Philanthropy award presented during their annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon at the A La Carte Pavilion.  The Spirit of Philanthropy award is “presented to an individual, group or family that has recognized a charitable need and developed a unique approach to advancing philanthropy in the community.  The award recipient exemplifies the spirit of giving above and beyond.” Sharing from the National Philanthropy Day program, “National Philanthropy Day,...

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Tampa Bay Business Journal recognizes Heroes at Work Honorees at Inaugural Event

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Awards | 0 comments

Karen Mertes was among the 31 veterans honored by The Tampa Bay Business Journal at their Heroes at Work Inaugural Event.  The Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Heroes at Work Awards seek to recognize Tampa Bay veterans who, through their professional and personal efforts, are making a positive impact throughout the community. ...

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Thank You C1 Bank and Working Women of Tampa Bay

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Awards | 0 comments

Fulfill Your Destiny thanks and is grateful to C1 Bank and Working Women of Tampa Bay for honoring Karen Mertes, Founder & President, Fulfill Your Destiny with the C1 Bank Community Service Award. This award was presented to Karen Mertes at the Working Women State Conference 2014 held on September 11-12 at Ruth Eckerd Hall. This award is presented to a member of the women’s business community who goes above and beyond to make a positive impact in Tampa Bay through non-profit service and is presented annually during a ceremony at the Working Women State Conference.  Award recipients...

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Fulfill Your Destiny Wins 2014 WEDU Be More Entrepreneurial Award

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Awards | 0 comments

Karen Mertes of Fulfill Your Destiny, Inc. is honored to have received the 2014 WEDU Be more…Entrepreneurial C1 Bank Engaged Philanthropist Award at the 9th Annual WEDU Be More Awards ceremony.  This award recognizes an individual who has distinguished himself or herself in the nonprofit community by engaging entrepreneurial skills to build a successful nonprofit endeavor.  Karen is very grateful to WEDU, all the people who voted during the voting period and the judges for this prestigious...

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