Finalists Announced for 2011 Nonprofit Leadership Award
The Center for Nonprofit Advancement is pleased to announce five finalists for the seventh annual Gelman, Rosenberg and Freedman EXCEL Award. This competitive award recognizes and spotlights outstanding leadership among Washington-area nonprofit chief executives.
Finalists for the 2011 Award include:
- John Dillow of Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region
- Wendy Gradison of PRS, Inc.
- George Jones of Bread for the City
- Richard Tagle of Higher Achievement
- Maya Enista Smith of Mobilize.org
The Award selection committee, made up of community stakeholders, will select up to three award winners who will each receive a $5,000 professional development account to be used for the individual’s continued professional development. In addition, each recipient’s organization will also receive a $2,000 grant to support the professional development of the organization’s staff. Up to two people may be selected as honorable mention recipients. Each honorable mention recipient’s organization will receive a $1,000 award to support professional development programs for the candidate and/or its staff.
The recipients of the 2011 Award will be announced at the Center’s Annual Celebration on October 18.
Finalists were selected through a three-step judging process from nominations of nonprofit chief executive leaders of Washington-area nonprofit organization with an annual budget of under $10 million. Candidates must show leadership excellence in the areas of innovation, motivation, community building, inclusiveness/diversity and/or ethical integrity.
2011 is the seventh year for this competition, and the sixth year that the Bethesda-based accounting firm Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman has sponsored the award.
Learn more at the 2011 Annual Celebration.