Liz Thomas honored by Salvation Army with prestigious ‘Others’ Award

Liz Thomas, co-founder of Thomas/Boyd Communications, was presented with the Salvation Army‘s “Others” Award, which honors an individual or organization that exemplifies an extraordinary spirit of service to “others,” not only through support of the Salvation Army, but also the broader community.

Anyone who knows Thomas, knows she always looks to help others and puts others first.

The Salvation Army, the city of Camden and the broader South Jersey region have been Thomas’ focus during her 15 years of service. The award is a testament and symbol not only of her service, but of her dedication and unwavering support to her community.

“I am humbled to receive such an incredible honor,” Thomas said. “The work I have done on behalf of the Salvation Army Camden Kroc Center has given me so much personal satisfaction and I am honored to hear that others deem my contributions so instrumental to the Kroc Center’s success in the community. I graciously accept this award and extend my personal thanks to the entire team at the Camden Kroc Center for their unwavering support over the years.”

Thomas has been a pivotal figure in the establishment and ongoing success of the Kroc Center in Camden. Her significant contributions encompass her time and talent, which have been instrumental in creating a coalition that rallied behind the vision of bringing a Kroc Center to the City of Camden New Jersey. Through her efforts, Thomas has helped build a robust network of stakeholders, enabling the Salvation Army ministry to evolve into a key anchor institution within Camden.

Through her involvement as a member of the Salvation Army Camden Kroc Center Community Relations and Development Committee, the Kroc Campaign Committee and the Camden Advisory Board, Thomas has guided the Kroc Center using her extensive background in public relations and communications to help extend the reach of Kroc’s services into the community. Thomas also chaired the Salvation Army Camden Kroc Center’s Expect Change Luncheon for multiple years — an event that has inspired hope and transformation throughout Camden. Currently, she is leading an all-volunteer committee that is focused on creating events and activities that celebrate the Kroc Center’s 10-Year Anniversary, highlighting the institution’s rich history and decade of service, growth and love to its neighbors.

As CEO of Thomas/Boyd Communications, Thomas utilizes her extensive knowledge of government and politics and unrivaled communications expertise to assist numerous nonprofits and business clients across a wide variety of sectors achieve their communications and marketing goals. Her leadership and business acumen is widely respected, while her exemplary work has been recognized broadly. She is passionate about her involvement in public television as the founding member of the board of Public Media NJ Inc., a nonprofit affiliate of the WNET Group that operates NJ PBS and where she serves as chair of the Nominating and Development Committee. She also serves on the executive committee and the board of the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey, the board of the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce and is a trustee of the Avalon Home and Land Owners Association.

Maj. Richard Sanchez, Kroc Center administrator, remarked: “Liz Thomas’ contributions have been nothing short of transformative. Her dedication to the mission of the Salvation Army and her commitment to the Camden community have made a profound difference. We are incredibly grateful for her unwavering support and are honored to award her with the ‘Others’ Award.”