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40 under 40

Katie was honored to have been selected by The Charleston Regional Business Journal as one of Charleston's Forty under 40 2019.

JEfferson Award

April 18, 2018 — Going Places founder, Katie Blomquist, received the March 2017 Jefferson Award, the highest ranking award a person can receive for outstanding work in the community, created by Jackie Kennedy in 1972. Words can’t express how honored she is to have been selected. It was so amazing to be in a room filled with the other month’s recipients, people she’s heard of in the news doing incredible, selfless work in the community! Thank you ABC News 4 and Dean Stephens for giving her the greatest honor of her life! 


Founder, Katie Blomquist, was named the November 2017, News 2 Everyday Hero!


“Going Places” was honored as a “Nonprofit of Excellence” by Authenica Events at a two day event at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 17 and 18, 2017 names katie blomquist as one of 16 inspiring teachers in the 2016-2017 school year 

Going the extra mile award

From The Charleston County School District - May 2017

GoFundMe Back-to-school campaign contest winner

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