2016 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards Gold, Silver, and Bronze Prize Winners Announced

Release Date: Friday, December 2, 2016

Press Release | NPCC

The 2016 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards Presentation and Best Practices Workshop was held Friday, December 2nd at the New York Academy of Medicine.  The event is one of the largest nonprofit regional gatherings and this year was no different. Over 350 attendees enjoyed Networking Breakfast sessions sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co., Your Part-Time Controller, LLC, and Empower Retirement followed by the Best Practices Workshop which included a panel discussion moderated by Stephanie Thomas, CFRE, NPCC Board member and President of Stetwin Consulting. During the Awards Presentation Lorie Slutsky, President of the New York Community Trust, announced the Gold, Silver, and Bronze prize winners:

“NPCC congratulates the winners. These organizations exemplify innovative nonprofit management practices with great results,” said Sharon Stapel, President of NPCC. “We are pleased to recognize their hard work, especially during this milestone year of the program, and to share their strategies with the sector.”

“New York and its suburbs rely on nonprofit groups for job training, arts projects, environmental projects and so much more, so it’s crucial to have the best-run groups share their experiences with the tens of thousands of others,” says Lorie A. Slusky, President of the New York Community Trust.

“At every stage of the awards process, we get to learn more about the nonprofit practices that lead to mission achievement and fiscal strength – true nonprofit excellence,” said Ronna Brown, President of Philanthropy New York. “The funding community congratulates all of the nonprofits who have examined their practices, but especially the top three.”

An expert 32-member selection committee chose the three winners from six finalists, which were previously selected from among 11 semifinalists, following an intensive 3-stage application and vetting process that identifies excellent and replicable management practices in the program’s guiding Eight Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence.

The runners up — New York City Outward Bound Schools, New York Peace Institute, and The Children’s Aid Society — received scholarships valued at $10,500 to the Columbia Business School Executive Education Programs in Social Enterprise.

“We are genuinely honored to receive this award. It is wonderful validation of the work we’ve been doing to make The Jewish Board a leader in our sector and deliver the very finest human services to the New Yorkers who need them,” said David Rivel, CEO.

“We are so grateful to be recognized for our management practices that support the mission of Neighbors Link,” said Carola Bracco, Executive Director. “It is a privilege to be part of this team and we are humbled by this Award.”

"We are honored to be named a winner for the New York Community Trust’s Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Per Scholas is committed to improving opportunity and access for motivated and talented young professionals in our communities,” said Plinio Ayala, President and CEO. “We have learned that our impact is best achieved through an intentional and reflective approach to organizational management."

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to the generous sponsors for their support of this year's awards and program.

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Photos by Jack Soltysik