2021 Impact COMO Award Winner

Eric Morrison

Most Impactful Board Member

Job Point

Honorable Mentions

Dr. Christelle Ilboudo, American Academy of Pediatrics Missouri Chapter

Brenda Potterfield, Great Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America

Eric Morrison joined Job Point’s board in 2015 and got to work launching their first live auction at the 2017 awards banquet. He’s continued every year since, raising funds this year for Job Point’s affordable housing initiatives. Even without a co-host, he broke the organizational record by raising more than $16,000 in his fifth paddle auction.

Eric became chair of the board in 2018, and he relies on key partnerships with the City of Columbia, Boone County, the local judicial system, MoDOT, and YouthBuild to accomplish the organization’s goals. He credits the success of Job Point to the leadership provided by the senior leadership team and the execution of the mission carried out by the entire staff.

“The outcomes of Job Point for the clients we serve are outstanding,” says Eric. “And the combined annual salaries in one year of Job Point graduates is greater than the operating budget of the entity. In other words, Job Point returns more than $1 to the community for every $1 it spends.”

“Every year that Eric has served on our board, he has brought confidence, creativity, and a passion for getting other people involved in our work,” says Liz Sensintaffar. “He is first to volunteer when it comes to seeking out new and greater resources and is always ready to offer his advice and encouragement. He truly believes that all people deserve to have the opportunity to pursue educational and employment opportunities.”

Eric strives to treat others how he wants to be treated, and he is excited about paying off Job Point’s building this year and completing their capital campaign. 

“Eric is truly all in when it comes to his service to this community,” Liz Sensintaffar continues. “He has changed the lives of the individuals we support, which has the potential of changing their trajectory for generations to come.”