Beth Dawson, Jennifer Heinemann and Robert Crider. Photo courtesy of DSI
Beth Dawson, Jennifer Heinemann and Robert Crider. Photo courtesy of DSI

Developmental Services Inc. recently honored Jennifer Heinemann of Hope with its annual Community Impact Award. 

More than 400 guests attended DSI's 44th awards banquet in November, according to Tom Harpring, spokesman for the agency. The agency honored DSI clients, staff, advocates and businesses and community partners. 

According to the agency, "Heinemann’s tremendous talent might actually be surpassed only by her dedication to her work and the clients she serves in the Education and Enrichment program.

"This year’s Community Impact Award recipient has helped clients reach untapped creative potential many never thought possible. As professional art consultant, Jennifer has rejuvenated the art program by helping DSI consumers learn new creative techniques and discover their own artistic styles. The works of art, jewelry and photography that the clients are creating are beautiful and many of the pieces they have sold can be found in people’s offices or homes or worn as clothing accessories.

"According to DSI staffers, Jennifer has also introduced clients to diverse art mediums and has spent several months traveling to other DSI facilities to share her expertise with other employees. She’s even created a newsletter with ideas for various projects so that staffers without a formal background in art can facilitate creative activities for clients.

"The DSI marketing and development departments and event committees are blessed to have Jennifer as well. She has used her talents to design smart logos and designs that have appeared on t-shirts, calendars, invitations, table center pieces, and event decorations."