A Celebration of Excellence and Service



Sustaining Sponsors

Mylestone Plans

Re:Act Media



Featured Guests:

Honest Tea





Bread for the City

The Brown/Miller Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Community Foundation for the National Capital Region

Cooley & Darling Insurance Agency

Early, Cassidy and Schilling

East of the River Clergy, Police, Community Partnership

Goldberg and Associates, PLLC

Hazen, Inc.

Higher Achievement


Human Services Coalition of Prince George's County

Kaiser Permanente

Leadership Greater Washington

Lincoln Financial Group

Little Lights Urban Ministries

Metro Metro & Associates

N Street Village

Nonprofit HR Solutions

Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington


Sasha Bruce Youthwork

The Summit Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Transitional Housing Corporation

United Concordia

United Planning Organization

United Way of the National Capital Area

Us Helping Us

YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

Nearly 350 came together on November 9 to celebrate the accomplishments of the Greater Washington region’s nonprofit sector at the Center for Nonprofit Advancement's Annual Celebration & Meeting.

Marty Rodgers, a senior executive at Accenture, provided valuable tips, tangible strategies and new motivation for successful partnerships between nonprofits and corporations.

Seth Goldman, president and TeaEO of Honest Tea, energized the crowd—sharing the success Honest Tea has realized by blending social justice with its corporate mission and the many benefits of developing innovative solutions to obstacles.

Building on the theme--Bridging Communities: Nonprofit & Corporate Connections--Rodgers and Goldman joined area corporate, government, philanthropic and nonprofit leaders in celebrating our collective efforts to advance communities throughout the region.

The Center’s Annual Celebration & Meeting included announcement of the Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman 2010 EXCEL Award for excellence in chief executive leadership and presentations of the Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Awards.

The Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman 2010 EXCEL Award was presented to the following chief executives:

The following executive directors were named Honorable Mention recipients for the Award:

Learn more about the EXCEL Award.

Elected officials from the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland were recognized with the 2010 Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Awards. Honorees included:

  • D.C. Councilmember Michael A. Brown
  • Maryland State Senator David C. Harrington
  • Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett
  • Loudoun County Supervisor Andrea McGimsey

Each public official was recognized for their dedication to the region's nonprofit community.

Learn more about the Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award.

“The Center takes great pride and responsibility in its role cultivating and recognizing innovation in chief executive leadership and public policy,” said Center CEO Glen O’Gilvie. “We are pleased to celebrate our newest EXCEL and public policy leadership award winners and excited about the new inspiration this will provide for their colleagues."

Also announced was the launch of The Washington Post 2011 Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.

Washington-area nonprofit organizations are invited to apply through January 7.

Learn more about the 2011 Post Award and the upcoming application workshop.