Center Recognizes Excellence in Washington Region Nonprofit Leadership

Washington, D.C. – November 9, 2010 – The Center for Nonprofit Advancement announced today recipients of the Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman 2010 EXCEL Award for excellence in chief executive leadership. This competitive award spotlights up to three outstanding nonprofit leaders in the Washington metropolitan area for outstanding nonprofit chief executive leadership.

2010 Award recipients include the following nonprofit chief executives:

The 2010 Award winners were recognized at the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s Annual Celebration & Meeting on Tuesday, November 9 in Washington, D.C.

Also announced, the following executive directors were Honorable Mention recipients for the Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman 2010 EXCEL Award:

“The Center has been working to ensure that nonprofit leaders and staff reach their full potential for more than 31 years,” said Center CEO Glen O’Gilvie. “We are delighted to recognize and celebrate our 2010 EXCEL Award winners. They are leading the success of communities throughout our region.”

This is the sixth year for this competition, and the fifth year that the Bethesda-based accounting firm Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman has sponsored the award.

Each award winner receives a $5,000 professional development account to use in their role as an organization’s chief executive. In addition, the winning organization receives a $2,000 grant to provide professional development opportunities for their staff.

Each honorable mention recipient’s organization receives a $1,000 award to support professional development programs for the candidate and/or its staff.

Awardees are selected by a committee of nonprofit leaders, business professionals, consultants and community members. Award recipients must show excellence in the areas of innovation, motivation, community building, ethical integrity and strategic leadership. The selection process includes four stages including nomination, interview, site visit and selection.

The competition is open to any chief executive of a Greater Washington-area nonprofit organization with an annual budget of $10 million and under. Board members, staff members, volunteers, clients or community members may nominate chief executives.

The award is administered by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement.