Congratulations to the 2024 Award Winner:

America's Charities

America's Charities, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, mobilizes the power of giving to improve the world by partnering with nonprofits and employers. Founded in 1980, their mission is to create a shared culture of impactful giving. They manage workplace giving, Employee Assistance Funds, volunteer campaigns, and more, raising over $900 million for 25,000+ nonprofits. As a trusted advisor and implementing partner, they bring together nonprofits, employers, and employees to generate collective social good. Their services have helped nonprofits secure participation in significant campaigns and provided crucial funding and resources for various causes, ensuring sustainable support for the nonprofit sector.

... and our Honorable Mention:
Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation

The Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation (ASBCF), established in 2002, provides academic scholarships to high school seniors and divinity school students in the Washington, DC area. Managed by a dedicated board of directors, the Foundation offers $20,000 Millennium Scholarships, disbursed over four years, and various Legacy Scholarships, which range from $1,000 to $30,000. Since its inception, the Foundation has seen tremendous growth in student applicants, number of donors, available scholarships, and scholarship amounts.

Click on the title of each organization to learn about their experience going through the award process, what it means to be a finalist and what advice they would give other organizations/board members striving for excellence in board leadership.

Be sure to check back for the 5th Annual Board Best Practices Video Shorts!

Thank you to everyone who makes this award possible:

Our selection committee dedicates their time for several months to focus on thoroughly reviewing all nominations, participating in interviews, and attending site visits.

And also to our 2024 Board Leadership Award presenting sponsor:



With support and input from area experts, the Center created this award in 2011 to recognize and spotlight outstanding leadership from nonprofit Boards of Directors in the Greater Washington area.

This award distinguishes those Boards that go above and beyond recommended standards and fundamentals to bring new levels of leadership to their role, resulting in positive changes and notable successes for their organizations. To win the award, all candidates must go through an extensive selection process that includes nominations, interviews and final site visits.

Learn from the experience of our past winners!

In 2021, 2022 and 2023 the Center presented a series of video shorts on relevant topics. The series includes interviews with leaders from award winners and honorable mentions. Videos are available to watch on demand.