NEW YORK , May 17, 2010 – Six finalists were named for the fourth annual New York Times Company Nonprofit Excellence Awards.
The six finalists are:
- Achievement First – a nonprofit, public charter school management organization that delivers on the promise of equal-educational opportunity for America 's low-income, minority children.
- God's Love We Deliver – improves the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, Alzheimer ' s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other life-altering illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition.
- Habitat for Humanity – New York City – transforms lives and New York City by building quality homes for families in need and by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing.
- MOUSE – an innovative youth development organization that prepares students with essential technology and 21 st -century skills, empowering them to become the leaders of tomorrow.
- New York Lawyers for the Public Interest – a nonprofit, civil rights law firm that strives for social justice and, in partnership with member law firms, corporate law departments and other organizations, helps underrepresented people develop legal strategies to serve their vision for themselves and their communities.
- Sadie Nash Leadership Project – promotes leadership and activism among young women by increasing the participation of women in social, political, and economic decision-making.
Three winners will be selected on June 24 and honored at a special ceremony at TheTimesCenter, which will also feature a “best practices workshop” to share their winning management strategies with an invited audience. A $25,000 cash prize will be granted to the organization that demonstrates overall management excellence.
Each of the winning organizations will also receive a scholarship toward tuition at Social Enterprise Programs in Executive Education at Columbia Business School.
The New York Times Company Nonprofit Excellence Awards was created in 2007 to raise awareness of the enormous importance of the nonprofit community in the New York City and to educate the general public, and the nonprofit sector itself, on what it takes to truly be “excellent” in this demanding arena. The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC) and Philanthropy New York joined the Times Company in establishing this program.
For more information on the program, please visit www.NYTimes-community.com.
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Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Inc., (NPCC), a service and membership organization for some 1,700 nonprofit organizations in the New York City area is the voice and information source for New York nonprofits on sector-wide issues. 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 is a nonprofit membership organization of 275 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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