Winners named in Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest

Staff Report

After more than 58,000 online votes were cast, the United Leukodystrophy Foundation was announced as the $5,000 winner of the ninth annual Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest.

Officials from RK Dixon, a provider of copiers, printers, networks, managed print services and pure drinking water systems, announced that the United Leukodystrophy Foundation will receive the $5,000 prize toward office technology.

Junior League of Rockford, Inc., and Turning Point, Inc., garnered enough online votes to be runners up in the Des Moines region, and will both receive a printer from RK Dixon valued at $1,000.

The United Leukodystrophy Foundation would like to thank RK Dixon for the opportunity to participate in this contest,” said Kirsten Kotlarchik, director of operations at the foundation. “We are in need of a new color printer, and this will help our foundation with the expense of replacing our existing printer. This will free up other funds that will help support families affected by leukodystrophy and research of all leukodystrophies.”

The Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest was established by RK Dixon nine years ago to give non-profits a chance to win free office equipment and technology solutions to help them run better.

RK Dixon and Premier representatives will visit the 15 prize winners in the upcoming weeks to assess technological needs, and install equipment to fulfill each organization’s office and technology needs. For a full list of winners, visit

Bryan Dixon, president and CEO of RK Dixon, said: “This contest is really exciting for us. It is such an amazing way to give back to local non-profits and thank them for what they do. The organizations involved and the public really stepped up in promoting the contest to generate online votes. The most fulfilling part of this contest, though, is how these makeovers allow non-profits to improve their day-to-day functions, run more efficiently, and better serve those who use their services.”

The 2014 Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest began with 206 non-profits entering from across Iowa, Illinois and southern Wisconsin for their chance to win the $15,000 makeover. Organizations then encouraged their supporters to vote online at Votes were counted electronically, and the contest was narrowed to 25 finalists after a second round of online voting.

Posted Aug. 27, 2014

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