New York Cares Wins for Overall Management Excellence
NEW YORK , June 19, 2009 – The New York Times Company today announced four winners of the third annual New York Times Company Nonprofit Excellence Awards .
Winners were chosen for their excellent management practices after completing two rounds of written applications and site visits. All nonprofit organizations based in and serving the communities of New York City , Long Island or Westchester were eligible to apply.
The awards are a collaborative effort with the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC) and Philanthropy New York (formerly New York Regional Association of Grantmakers), which joined the Times Company in establishing this program. Additional support for the program was provided by the Social Enterprise Programs in Executive Education at Columbia Business School , Surdna Foundation, the Fund for the City of New York , McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, The New York Community Trust, the Altman Foundation, The Clark Foundation, The Venable Foundation, Independence Community Foundation, and the Hagedorn Foundation.
Awards were given in the following categories: Overall Management Excellence (top prize); two special mention awards for Excellent Management; and one award for Excellent Communications.
The four winners are:
New York Cares – Winner for Overall Management Excellence, meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service. ( www.nycares.org )
Groundwork, Inc. – Winner for Excellent Management, helps empower youth and strengthens communities by educating and supporting children and families in and around public housing. ( www.groundworkinc.org )
Vera Institute of Justice – Winner for Excellent Management, uses research, practice and innovation to help improve justice and safety across the United States and around the world. ( www.vera.org )
Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project (NEDAP) – Winner for Excellent Communications, promotes community economic justice and the elimination of discriminatory economic practices that harm communities and perpetuate inequality and poverty. ( www.nedap.org )
The winning organizations were recognized at a special awards presentation held on June 18 at the TheTimesCenter . The Overall Management Excellence Award includes a cash prize of $25,000, and each of the other awards features a $5,000 cash prize. All four winning organizations will receive scholarships to Social Enterprise Programs in Executive Education at Columbia Business School .
“We salute the organizations chosen as winners of the third annual New York Times Company Nonprofit Excellence Awards,” said Diane McNulty, executive director of community affairs and media relations, The New York Times Company. “The high standards they exemplify – in performance, accountability and leadership – are not only inspiring, but are more important now than ever, as they tackle our communities' social problems.”
“ These four wonderful organizations teach us excellent management practices for any nonprofit manager, especially in a time of financial crisis,” said Michael Clark, president of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York.
“Philanthropy New York congratulates these four 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,” said Ronna Brown, president of Philanthropy New York .
The winners of the Nonprofit Excellence Awards were chosen by a selection committee comprised of influential leaders in New York City 's nonprofit community. Members of the committee included:
Hildy Simmons, Philanthropy Advisory Services , Selection Committee Chair
Kwayera Archer-Cunningham, Ifetayo Cultural Arts
Diane Arneth, Community Health Action of Staten Island
Victoria Bailey, Theatre Development Fund
Fran Barrett, Community Resource Exchange
Richard Berlin, Harlem RBI
Jessica Chao, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Don Crocker, Support Center for Nonprofit Management
Michael Davidson, Governance Matters
Sean Delany, Lawyers Alliance of New York
Dennis Derryck, Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy
Kristin Giantris, Nonprofit Finance Fund
Denise Gray-Felder, Communication for Social Change Consortium
Amy Houston, Robin Hood Foundation
Geoffrey Knox, Geoffrey Knox & Associates
Mirm Kriegel, BBMG Branding
Sandra Lamb, Lamb Advisors
Sr. Paulette LoMonaco, Good Shepherd Services
Yvonne Moore, The Daphne Foundation
Ana Oliveira, New York Women's Foundation
Suvasini Patel, WITNESS
Hilda Polanco, Fiscal Management Associates
Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez, Hispanic Federation
Patricia Swann, The New York Community Trust
David Terrio, BTQ Financial
Ann Marie Thigpen, Long Island Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Adelphi University
For more information about the program, please visit www.nytimes-community.com .
About The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company, a leading media company with 2008 revenues of $2.9 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers, WQXR-FM and more than 50 Web sites , including NYTimes.com , Boston.com and About.com . The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.
Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Inc., (NPCC), a service and membership organization for more than 1,600 nonprofit organizations in the New York City area, is the sector-wide voice and information source for New York nonprofits. 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. NPCC publishes a monthly newsletter, New York Nonprofits , runs workshops and roundtables on management issues, offers cost-saving group purchasing services, coordinates an esteemed Government Relations Committee that works on sector-wide government and legislative issues, and maintains a website loaded with information on operating a nonprofit. (www.npccny.org)
Philanthropy New York (formerly New York Regional Association of Grantmakers) is a nonprofit membership organization of 285 grantmaking foundations and corporations in the tri-state New York area and beyond. Its members award about $3.9 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 grantmaking. Its mission is to promote and support the practice of effective philanthropy for the public good. (www.philanthropynewyork.org)
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