Connecting again at the 42nd Celebration 

More than 225 leaders from the nonprofit, government, philanthropic and business sectors reserved their place at a “virtual” table as the Center celebrated its 42nd Annual Celebration on November 16, 2021.

Back by popular demand, we hosted this event on the same exciting platform as last year. The virtual space allowed for guests to move about the room to mix and mingle with their peers giving us an experience as close to an in-person event as possible. Each attendee received a certificate to order breakfast to their door and a special welcome packet which included a signed copy of Scott Jackson’s book, Take Me With You, the 2021 Nonprofit Agenda, and the second edition of the Center’s Quarantine Comfort Food cookbook.

We’d like to thank all who attended and those who contributed to the event’s success!
Welcome Sponsors:



Ally Sponsors:

PNC Bank
City First Bank

Table Sponsors: 

Abercrombie & Associates
Cooley & Darling
DC Bar Pro Bono Program
FTI consulting
Giant Food
M&T Bank
Pathway Homes
Scenic America
KEW Consulting
Jenner & Block
Latin American Youth Center
Flax Associates
Goldin Group
Calibre CPA
Incite International
Prince George’s County Council Member Danielle Glaros District 3
Center for Law and Social Policy

Event Highlights:

Scott Jackson, previous EXCEL Award winner, was our special guest and shared his inspiring journey of how he overcame immense obstacles to become the leader he is today.




Center Board Chair, Dr. Sylisa Lambert-Woodard, reviewed challenges and highlights of this past year.




Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy and Leadership Award winners were recognized.



Jacqueline Cardello from GRF CPAs & Advisors thanked the selection committee and presented the EXCEL awards.



Our special guest: Scott Jackson


He’s the author of the book Take Me With You, which was re-released with new content in 2021. His awe inspiring story offers practical instruction for getting involved, either in important small ways, or making a larger commitment to achieve justice and an ecologically sustainable world.

Jackson is the President and CEO of Global Impact. A global development, fundraising and marketing professional with more than 20 years of experience, Jackson provides leadership, direction and oversight for all aspects of the organization, which has raised almost $2 billion for charitable causes since inception.

Previously, he served as Vice President for External Relations at PATH, as Senior Vice President of World Vision US and as President of APCO Seattle. Scott is a recipient of the 2016 EXCEL Award and his nonprofit is a longtime member of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement.