Business Buddies presented its inaugural Community Leader of Year Award to DeDe Grundel at their Holiday Ball 2010 held on Dec. 16, at the at Mainsail Conference Center in Tampa. The award was established to recognize a Tampa Bay professional for their outstanding accomplishments in 2010. DeDe was recognized for her efforts to establish Kids Charity of Tampa Bay and co-found A Kid’s Place.
With over 30 years experience in non-profit service, DeDe Grundel manages the Friends of Joshua House Foundation. She serves in numerous community and civic organizations, such as Leadership Tampa Alumni, LAMPlighters, Kiwanis Club, she is an officer of Leadership Tampa Bay and is currently on the Board of Directors for A Kid’s Place and Kids Charity of Tampa Bay.