NEW YORK, June 27, 2011 - Three winners have been selected for the fifth annual New York Times Company Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Harlem Academy received the gold prize for overall management excellence; City Harvest was awarded the silver prize and Sanctuary for Families the bronze prize. The awards, established in 2007, are a collaborative effort between the Times Company and the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC) and Philanthropy New York. The 2011 winners were honored at a ceremony at TheTimesCenter on Thursday, June 23.
Award winners were selected by a distinguished panel of nonprofit management experts. The gold prize winner received $25,000. The silver prize winner received $10,000 and the bronze winner, $5,000. All winning organizations received scholarships to the Programs in Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School Executive Education.
“The idea behind these awards is to shine a spotlight on innovation, new ideas and smart, effective management practices for nonprofits – and to share these across the sector,” said Diane McNulty, executive director of corporate communications for The New York Times Company.
“This educational program recognizes examples of truly excellent management,” added Michael Clark, president of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York. “Any nonprofit can learn solid lessons from how these organizations are run.”
“Philanthropy New York congratulates these three exceptional organizations and applauds their boards, staff and funders for creating illustrative models of strong nonprofit management, which is so critical to successful programs and outcomes,” Ronna Brown, president of Philanthropy New York, said.
Harlem Academy - is an independent school that offers merit-based, needs-blind admissions. Working in partnership with families, its goal is to prepare each student to enter and thrive at a top secondary school.
City Harvest - exists to end hunger in communities throughout New York City through food rescue and distribution, education and other practical, innovative solutions.
Sanctuary for Families - is dedicated to the safety, healing and self-determination of victims of domestic violence and related forms of gender violence through comprehensive services for its clients and their children, outreach, education and advocacy.
Nonprofit organizations based in and serving the communities of New York City, Long Island or Westchester were eligible to apply.
Additional financial and in-kind support in the past year was provided by The Clark Foundation, Google Inc., Ford Foundation, McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, The Fund for the City of New York, The New York Community Trust, New York Life Foundation, Wells Fargo, The Venable Foundation and Community Resource Exchange. For more information on the program, please visit www.NYTimes-community.com.
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Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC) serves as the umbrella membership and service organization for some 1,600 nonprofits in New York City, Long Island and Westchester. NPCC is the leading information source and voice for nonprofits in the New York City area on sector-wide issues, as well as a provider of support services and cost-saving programs for our members. It informs and connects nonprofit leaders, saves nonprofits money, and strengthens the nonprofit sector by building positive relations with government and advocating effective, accountable and transparent nonprofit management and governance. (www.npccny.org)
Philanthropy New York is a nonprofit membership organization of 285 grant making foundations and corporations in the tri-state New York area and beyond. Its members award more than $4 billion annually to charitable organizations in New York and around the globe. Philanthropy New York seeks to strengthen philanthropy by offering programs and resources for valuable and strategic grant making. Its mission is to promote and support the practice of effective philanthropy for the public good. (www.philanthropynewyork.org)
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