York County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that several York County charitable organizations and their leaders are among the 35 finalists of the 2015 Nonprofit Innovation Awards program. Winners will be selected at an awards breakfast on Monday, March 9, 2015 from 7:30 – 10 a.m. at the Hilton Harrisburg. The Nonprofit Innovation Awards recognize central Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations and their leaders for developing creative ways to help the region’s citizens with limited resources.
During the program, the winning organization in each category will be revealed and they will receive a check to continue their good work in our community, thanks to a grant supported in part by York County Community Foundation.
The 2015 Nonprofit Innovation Awards are made possible by a partnership of the Central Penn Business Journal, York County Community Foundation, the Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), and the Lancaster County Community Foundation. The presenting sponsor of the program is Highmark Blue Shield. Other program sponsors include: Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz; Metro Bank; Philadelphia Insurance Companies; Temple University Harrisburg; Comcast Business; and Harsco Corporation.
Everyone is welcome to attend the event, where they can congratulate and network with the honorees. Seats and tables can be reserved online at www.CPBJ.com/events. Please contact Jami Marsicano with the Central Penn Business Journal at 717-236-4300 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. For more information about these special awards, please visit www.CPBJ.com/events.
An alphabetical listing of all finalists follows on the following pages. York County nonprofits are noted with *.
2015 Nonprofit Innovation Awards Finalists: Listed in alphabetical order within each awards category.
Brand Identity/Unique Marketing Campaign Category
These nonprofits have used a new marketing concept to attract financial support, volunteers and/or clients.
A Woman’s Concern
Art Association of Harrisburg
Children Deserve a Chance Foundation
Dress for Success South Central PA
Men of Iron
Morning Star Pregnancy Services
St. Anne’s Retirement Community
*York Jewish Community Center
These nonprofits have executed an innovative program with another organization(s) for a common goal.
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
*DreamWrights Youth & Family Theatre
*Family First Health
Heads Up Lancaster
Hope Within Ministries
Tri County Community Action
*York County Alliance for Learning YCAL
Management Operations Category
These nonprofits have adopted sound management principles, leading to a significant increase in their organization’s ability to meet its mission.
*Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education
Lancaster City Alliance
Rainbow’s End Youth Services
These nonprofits have created and implemented programs or events locally to increase the effectiveness of their mission.
*Crispus Attucks Association
*Cultural Alliance of York County
Holy Spirit Health System
Hospice & Community Care
*The Salvation Army, York, PA
Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Category
This category identifies and recognizes an exemplary nonprofit leader whose accomplishments have advanced his/her organization and field of service.
Daniel Betancourt, President & CEO, Community First Fund
Elaine Strokoff, Executive Director, Downtown Daily Bread
*Sonia Huntzinger, Executive Director, Downtown Inc
Jonathan E. Hollinger, CEO, Excentia
Barry Ramper, President & CEO, Homeland Center
*Louis Castriota, President & CEO, Leg Up Farm
John Gerdy, President, Music For Everyone
Kathleen Bentley, Executive Director, Perry County Literacy Council