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Preparing to Honor Nonprofit Excellence

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The United Way Awards of Nonprofit Excellence dinner is tomorrow night, June , at the Boars Head Inn. For the next two days, several of us in our office will be absorbed in making sure the final details are taken care of so that the evening can go off without a hitch.

The Awards of Excellence were created five years ago to recognize, celebrate, promote and inspire excellence in nonprofit leadership and board governance. For five years, we have honored outstanding nonprofit boards of directors - those dedicated volunteers who give of their time and skills to oversee the execution of a nonprofit's mission.

We have also honored executive directors of local nonprofits who have shown outstanding business acumen and leadership. Invariably, those recipients have made the observation in their acceptance speeches that they would not be standing there if not for their wonderful staff members. So this year, we revised the award criteria and renamed it the Nonprofit Staff Leadership Award, so that staff members, rather than executive directors, could have their leadership and dedication recognized publicly.

This year's finalists for Excellence in Nonprofit Board Governance are the boards of directors of:

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence


The Senior Center


The 2011 finalists for Excellence in Nonprofit Staff Leadership are:

Claudette Greene, Shelter Director, PACEM

Ethan Tate, Director of Volunteer Programs, Building Goodness Foundation

Debbie Taylor, Director of Operations, JAUNT

We are looking forward to an evening of celebrating the spirit of caring and giving of our wonderful community.


Posted by Kim Connolly

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