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Congratulations 2020 Nominees!


🎩 Nonprofit of the Year - Small - (Operating budget less than $500,000)

A Cry for Freedom

Alliance for Kids

Barky Pines Animal Rescue & Sanctuary

Caribbean American for Community Involvement in Florida

Connect to Greatness

Eat Better Live Better

HEROES Foundation of America

Live Like Jake Foundation

Love Serving Autism

Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians & Jews

Path to College Fellowship

Philanthropy Tank

Princesses Against Cancer

Restoration Bridge International

Roots and Wings

Rotary Club of West Palm Beach

Suits for Seniors


🎩 Nonprofit of the Year - Medium - (Operating budget $500,001-$2.49 million)

Armory Art Center

Clinics Can Help

Coalition for Independent Living Options

Digital Vibez

Edna W. Runner Tutorial Center

El Sol, Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center

Feed the Hungry Pantry of Palm Beach County

Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast

Pace Center for Girls Palm Beach

Piper's Angels Foundation

Project LIFT

Quantum House

Student ACES

Unicorn Children's Foundation


🎩 Nonprofit of the Year - Large - (Operating budget more than $2.5 million)

211 Palm Beach Treasure Coast

Caridad Center

Center for Child Counseling

Community Partners of South Florida

Cultural Council for Palm Beach County

Families First of Palm Beach County

Florida Rural Legal Services

Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch

Gulfstream Goodwill Industries

Hanley Foundation

Palm Beach County Food Bank

The Lord's Place

Tri-County Animal Rescue

Urban Youth Impact


🎩  Lifetime Achievement

Bill Bone, Esq.

Dr. Mary Cauthen

John Corbett

Bill Hobbs

Ginny Meredith

Elaine Rotenberg, Ph.D.

Edna W. Runner


🎩 Nonprofit Executive of the Year

Sharon Alexander, Unicorn Children's Foundation

Jan Cairnes, Hanley Foundation

Patricia (Pat) Deshong, Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch

Sabrina Harris, House of Loveillionaires

Laura Kallus, Caridad Center

Sharon L'Herrou, 211 Palm Beach Treasure Coast

David McClymont, Palm Beach Symphony

Wil Romelus, Digital Vibez

Edna W. Runner, Edna W. Runner Tutorial Center

Nancy Stellway, Take Stock in Children of Palm Beach

Julie Swindler, Families First of Palm Beach County

Christine Sylvain, Path to College Fellowship

Debra Tendrich, Eat Better Live Better


🎩 Nonprofit Professional of the Year

Anne-Marie Brown, Center for Child Counseling

Travis Conway, Edna W. Runner Tutorial Center

Jennifer Ethridge, Education Foundation of Palm Beach County

Christine Silva Guerrero, Hanley Foundation 

Josh Hirsch, Susan G. Komen

Amy Mann, Unicorn Children's Foundation

Katherine Murphy, NAMI Palm Beach County

Dominika Nolan, Center for Child Counseling

Jennifer Rey, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse

Katie Spitzig, Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast

Aiyana Sugerman, Piper's Angels Foundation

Jeanette Thomas, Achievement Centers for Children & Families

Angela Wing-Allen, Holy Ground PBC


🎩Nonprofit MVP of the Year

Marie Aramouni, Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast

Hannah Gentile, Eat Better Live Better

Nickie Hennevelt, West Palm Beach Library Foundation

Gabriel Herrera, 211 Palm Beach Treasure Coast

Kerri Morse, Unicorn Children's Foundation

Christine Taylor, United Community Options of Broward, Palm Beach and Mid Counties

Genieve White, Caribbean American for Community Involvement in Florida (CAFCI)


🎩 Nonprofit Volunteer of the Year

Harry Adwar, Achievement Centers for Children & Families

Sharon Arsenault, Funding Working Families

Thierry Beaud, Feeding South Florida

Evan Deoul, Philanthropy Tank

Angela Fisher, Unicorn Children's Foundation

Tailor Hanlon, Eat Better Live Better

John and Michelle Makris, Hanley Foundation

Dr. Ross McRonald, Caridad Center

Kevin Shapiro and Josh Pertnoy, Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service

Chelsea Smith Reed, Multiple Organizations

Sue Coppock-Hughes and Clayton Rogers, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Craig Steinhart, United Community Options of Broward, Palm Beach and Mid-Coast Counties

Caryn A. Stevens, Women of Tomorrow

Don Uselman, Roots and Wings


🎩 Hats Off to Heroes Award

Shawn Ho Hing King

Dr. Mary Labanowski

Sharon L'Herrou

Angelina Wilson


🎩Community Collaborators Award

Junior League of the Palm Beaches and Sarah Kudisch

Creating and distributing hygiene kits for women in need

Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch, and Renewal Coalition

Training rescue dogs from kill shelters to become service dogs for combat wounded veterans

Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast and the School District of Palm Beach County

Engaging school children in a virtual career fair during the Covid-19 pandemic

EJS Project, Achievement Centers for Children & Families, Village Academy, Boys and Girls Club of Delray, Delray Parks and Recreation, Healthier Delray Beach, Community Greening, Hollywood Glam Lifestyle in Boca Raton, Delray Beach CRA, and Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

Engaging teens with paid internships over the summer

FLIPANY, Friends of the Riviera Beach Schools, Valley of Love Ministries, City of Riviera Beach Youth Empowerment Project, Riviera Beach City Council Chair Dr. Julie Botel

Providing meals to students during school closure caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Alpert Jewish Family Service (Belinda Lasky), Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County (Melissa Hudson), and The Kind Kitchen of Palm Beach (Chana Ezagui)

Providing contactless Rosh Hashanah meal deliveries to isolated and vulnerable community members

Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, G.L. Homes, Palm Beach County, Quantum Foundation, City of West Palm Beach, Florida Housing Finance Corporation

Revitalizing the historically rich area of West Palm Beach known as Coleman Park

Delray Beach Public Library Association, City of Delray Beach, Roots & Wings of Delray Beach, PNC Bank, and the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County's Red Apple Supply Stores

Creating kindergarten readiness kits for families with kids entering kindergarten in the fall

Zach Bell, Kristin Murphy, Jennifer Bell William Estis at Buccan Provisions, The Management Team at The Ember Group, LOCAL AGENCIES: Living Hungry (connected the program to Victoria Gardens ALF, YWCA, Binks Forest, Northend Rise, Concerned Mothers, Mt. Calgary Baptist Church, RISE, Pastor Ebenezer, Mr. Large and Veterans Administration), Guatemalan Maya Center, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Hands Together for Haitians, Place of Hope, Adopt a Family Palm Beach County, FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth), Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, Boca Helping Hands, St. George Episcopal Church, Friends of El Sol Center, City of Lake Worth, Palm Beach Harvest, Gulfview Harbor, Lewis Center, Lewis Center Annex, AHEPA National Housing Corporation, Caridad Center, Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Sanctuary of God Church, A Spirited Journey, Harvest AME Church, FUNDERS: No Kid Hungry, Quantum Foundation, Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners, and private donors, SPONSORS: USDA Farmers to Families, City of Lake Worth Beach, Tri Mark/Gill Group, Cheney Brothers, Eco Lab, First Republic Bank, Topo Chico, Hutchinson, Black and Cook, Spina O'Rourke Partners, Humana, Southbend/Crown, and Profit Builders

Providing high-quality, nutritious meals for distribution to Palm Beach County residents during the pandemic

Palm Health Foundation (Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program) and Lake Worth West Resident Planning Group

Empowering grassroots organizations with resources to provide relief to families suffering financial hardship during the Covid-19 pandemic

United Community Options of Broward, Palm Beach and Mid-Coast Counties (UCO) and Helping Adults with Autism Perform and Excel (HAAPE)

Supporting adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder by providing training that leads to meaningful employment

Special Needs Advisory Coalition of Palm Beach County and Unicorn Children's Foundation

Collaborating to provide a comprehensive, integrated system of care that meets the changing needs of persons with special needs/disability throughout their lifespan

Piper's Angels Foundation, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, and PAL (Police Athletic League)

Creating a β€˜non-profit share’ program allowing other non-profits to utilize the Crossing for a Cure event to fundraise, and share in the benefit by receiving 50% of their fundraising back towards their non-profit


🎩 Thank You 2020 Sponsors! 🎩



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