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YNPN RVA Announces Great Nonprofit Awards Finalists

YNPN RVA (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network RVA) is excited to announce the finalists for the upcoming Great Nonprofit Awards 2018 in three categories:

  • Rising Star: A nonprofit professional with fewer than five years of career experience making significant contributions to the RVA nonprofit sector.
  • Great Nonprofit Boss: A nonprofit manager who has gone above and beyond to promote a great work environment for their staff.
  • Outstanding Organization: A great nonprofit organization that fosters a nurturing and empowering environment for young nonprofit professionals.

The many nominations were scored by a panel of young nonprofit professionals from the YNPN RVA Leadership Team.  The winner in each category will be announced at the November 7th event.

FIND TICKETS TO THE EVENT HERE: http://bit.ly/YNPNGNAs. 

In no particular order, here are the finalists:

Great Nonprofit Awards Finalists:

Rising Star

  • Jackie Washington, Center Director, 6 Points Innovation Center, Storefront for Community Design
  • Erica Babcock, Marketing and Communications Officer, Better Housing Coalition
  • Matt Morgan, Deputy Director of Neighborhood Revitalization, project:HOMES
  • Audrey Trussell, Director of City and Schools Partnership, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg

Great Nonprofit Boss         

  • Linda Whitaker, VP of Administration and Human Resources, ChildSavers
  • Erica Mann, Regional Director of Community Based Services, UMFS
  • Nadine Marsh-Carter, CEO, Children’s Home Society of Virginia

Outstanding Organization

  • Blue Sky Fund
  • Children’s Home Society of Virginia
  • Lynnhaven Academy

Congrats to the above finalists and all of our nominees:

Great Nonprofit Awards Nominees
  • Jesse Anderson, Senior Campaign Manager, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Alissa Aronovici, Chief Development Officer, Jewish Community Federation of Richmond
  • Art for the Journey
  • Tommy Joe Bednar, System Manager, Homeward
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond
  • Children’s Home Society of Virginia
  • Verenda Cobbs, Program Director of High Schools/ PLC’s, Communities In Schools Of Richmond
  • Lynnelle Ediger, Founder and Director, GreenSpring International Academy of Music
  • Kelly Elias, Director of Development, Communities in Schools of Chesterfield
  • GreenSpring International Academy of Music
  • Alden Gregory, Director of Development, The McShin Foundation
  • Lauren Gwaley, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Northstar Academy
  • Casey Hitchcock, Head of School, Lynnhaven Academy
  • HomeAgain
  • Ami Kim, Vice President of Digital Operations, Community Idea Stations
  • Cindy Paullin, Deputy Executive Officer, Art for the Journey
  • Christie Smith, Executive Director, Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond, Inc.
  • Caroline Snell, Campaign Assistant, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • STORY-Southside Transformation Opportunities for Residents and Youth
  • The Faison Center, Inc.
  • Brantley Tyndall, Community Engagement Manager, Sports Backers-Bike Walk RVA
  • Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
  • Randy White, Founder & CEO, Love of Learning Inc
  • Alex Wiles, Senior Commonwealth Circle Liaison, Community Idea Stations (WCVE)
  • Sheba Williams, Executive Director, Nolef Turns Inc.

Read more about our Finalists in part 1 of our “Spotlight”.

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