Greater Washington Nonprofit Leaders Recognized for Excellence

Washington, D.C. – October 18, 2011 – The Center for Nonprofit Advancement announced today recipients of the Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman 2011 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.

2011 Award recipients include the following nonprofit chief executives:

2011 EXCEL Award Honorees

The 2011 Award winners were recognized at the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s Annual Celebration on Tuesday, October 18 at Union Station in Washington, D.C.

Also announced, the following executive directors were Honorable Mention recipients for the Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman 2011 EXCEL Award:

“At the heart of this award is the motivation and road map it provides other leaders on the edge of excellence,” said Center CEO Glen O’Gilvie. “This year's competition truly brought forward the best and the brightest. They all exemplify skills and strategies others can replicate.”

This is the seventh year for this competition, and the sixth 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.