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Congratulations 2018 Nominees! 

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

 

Arms of Hope Community

 

Awesome Greyhound Adoptions and the Hounds and Heroes Program

 

Chariots of Love

 

Common Ground Community Development

 

Delray Beach Children's Garden

 

Digital Vibez

 

Funding Working Families

 

Horses Healing Hearts

 

Leadership Palm Beach County

 

One Root Many Branches Global Outreach

 

Palm Beach Harvest

 

The Pet Cottage

 

Philanthropy Tank

 

Piper's Angels Foundation

 

Restoration Bridge International

 

Sea Turtle Adventures

 

Silvie Bells

 

Unicorn Children's Foundation

 

West Palm Beach Police Athletic League

  

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

 

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness

 

Center for Child Counseling

 

Coalition for Independent Living Options

 

Compass

 

CROS Ministries

 

Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County

 

Jeff Industries

 

Milagro Center

 

Place of Hope at the Leighan and David Rinker Campus

 

Stand Down, an Initiative of Faith Hope Love Charity

 

Susan G. Komen South Florida

 

Villages of Hope

 

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

 

211 Palm Beach Treasure Coast

 

Achievement Centers for Children and Families

 

Alzheimer's Community Care

 

Big Dog Ranch Rescue

 

Caridad Center

 

Drug Abuse Foundation

 

Drug Abuse Treatment Association

 

Hanley Foundation

 

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County

 

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

 

Place of Hope

 

Trustbridge

  

🎩 Nonprofit Executive of the Year

 

Sharon Alexander, Unicorn Children's Foundation

 

Jaime-Lee Brown, Community Partners

 

Dr. Linda De Piano, The Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health

 

Robert DiRocco, HabCenter, Boca

 

Mary Rebecca Dymond, Hepzibah House

 

Gregg Francis, PROPEL

 

Suzette L. Harvey, Prime Time Palm Beach County

 

Phyllis Turner Jepson, Holy Ground PBC

 

Scot Kannel, The Arc of The Glades

 

Noel Martinez, Leadership Palm Beach County

 

Patrick McNamara, Palm Health Foundation

 

Owen O'Neil, Clinics Can Help

 

Michelle Rubin, Autism After 21

 

Barbara J. Stark, Milagro Center

 

Nancy Stellway, Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County

 

Travis Suit, Piper's Angels Foundation

 

Krissy Webb, Student Aces

 

Mary Wong, Listen Learn Care Foundation

 

🎩 Nonprofit Professional of the Year

 

Anthony Bacchus, Milagro Center

 

Amy Brand, Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County

 

Nicole Edwards, Prime Time Palm Beach County

 

Jeannie Fernsworth, Delray Beach Children's Garden

 

Allison Francis, Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County

 

Gary Graham, United Way of Palm Beach County

 

Donna Harris, The Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health

 

Karen Harwood, Palm Beach County Medical Society Services

 

Josh Hirsch, Susan G. Komen South Florida

 

Mabel Leon, Oasis Compassion Agency

 

Amy Mann, Unicorn Children's Foundation

 

Desirae Mearns, Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast

 

Cathy Olsen, Trustbridge Hospice Foundation

 

Dr. Shell Persaud-Vasquez, Drug Abuse Foundation

 

Alexia Savage, United Way of Palm Beach County

 

Marilyn Schiavo, Take Stock in Children

 

Lauren Scirrotto, Center for Child Counseling

 

Jacquie Shorter, Feed the Hungry Pantry of Palm Beach County

 

Val Stanley, The Lord's Place

 

 

🎩Nonprofit MVP of the Year

 

Marian French, Families First of Palm Beach County

 

Cliffette Nicholls, Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida

 

Jackie Perez, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

 

Ivonne Rodriguez, Unicorn Children's Foundation

 

Kayla Rosy, Milagro Center

 

Chloe Troll, United Way of Palm Beach County

 

Beth Wilkerson, Alpert Jewish Family and Children's Service


🎩 Nonprofit Volunteer of the Year

 

Sandy Bell, Love Serving Autism

 

Lynn Endorf, Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida

 

Gregory Fried, Unicorn Children's Foundation

 

Sharon Friedheim, Historical Society of Palm Beach County

 

Kay Heisler, Quantum House, Juvenile Department of the 15th District Courthouse West Palm Beach, New Day Adult Day Care at Faith Lutheran Church, Gardens Court Assisted Living

 

Michael L. Kohner, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, Philanthropy Tank, Education Foundation, Estate Planning Council of PBC, Palm Beach Gator Club, Suncoast Foundation

 

Richard Levine, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties

 

Denise Mariani, No Kid Hungry, Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, Executive Women of the Palm

Beaches Foundation, Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Jupiter Beach, Leadership Palm Beach County, Nonprofits First

 

Christopher S. McDermott, Piper's Angels Foundation, Palm Beach County Cares, New Hope Charities, Glades Initiative, Everglades Preparatory Academy

 

Diana Patrick, Historical Society of Palm Beach County

 

Tammy Pompea, Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County

 

Lisa Rabinsky, Scholar Career Coaching

 

Patricia Rayne, Achievement Centers for Children and Families

 

Brent Robbins, Connections Education Center of the Palm Beaches

 

Clayton Rogers, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

 

Claudia Sanchez, Best Foot Forward

 

Lori Schwenk, Hepzibah House

 

Danielle Skorski, Take Stock in Children

 

Eddie E. Stephens, III, Center for Child Counseling, Leadership Palm Beach County, Kelsey Cares

 

Karen Swanson, Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County

 

Caroline Villanueva, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County

 

Jill Weiss, Susan G Komen South Florida

 

🎩Community Collaborators Award

 


Family Strengthening Program: Support For Families To Navigate Systems And Stressors

Achievement Centers for Children & Families, Healthier Delray Beach, Families First of Palm Beach County, Center for Child Counseling, Boys Town, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies

Teaching Mental Health First Aid And Destigmatizing Mental Illness And Substance Use

Alpert Jewish Family and Children's Service and the Mental Health First Aid Coalition of Palm Beach County

Creating And Awarding Community Partners With Artistic Custom Awards

            Arc of Palm Beach County and Career Source Palm Beach County

Pairing Individuals With Disabilities With Local Not-For-Profits To Gain Work Experience And Make Community Connections While Distributing Food

            Arc of The Glades and Glades Initiative

No-Kill, Cage-Free Dog Rescue Facility And Increased Awareness Of The Need For Adoptions

            Big Dog Ranch Rescue and Earl Stewart Toyota

“Building A String Orchestra And Self-Esteem” Afterschool Music Outreach Program For Underserved Youth, Ages 6-18

Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia and The Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys and Girls Club

Immediate On-Site Mental Health Care For Expectant and New Mothers

Center for Child Counseling and Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County

Alternative Programming Options For 6th Grade African-American Boys To Empower Them To Re-Imagine Their Lives

Connect to Greatness, Inc., Boynton Beach Mayor Steven B. Grant and the Boynton Beach Parks and Recreation Department

Developing Youth Through Creative Community Programming

Florence DeGeorge Boys and Girls Club and Junior League of the Palm Beaches

Raising Awareness And Fostering Safe Spaces To Talk Openly About Behavioral Health And Trauma

Get Your Green On Steering Committee: Lauren Zuchman (Chair), Katherine Murphy (Co-Chair) Alpert Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Birth to 22: United for Brighter Futures, Boynton Beach Mental Health Committee, Boys and Girls Club, Center for Child Counseling, Children’s Services Council, Chrysalis Health, City of Delray Beach, Community Partners, Department of Children and Families, Faulk Center for Counseling, Healthier Boynton Beach, Healthier Delray Beach, Healthier Glades, Healthier Lake Worth, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County, NAMI Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Library System, Palm Beach County School District, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Palm Beach County Youth Services, Palm Healthcare Foundation, Prime Time of Palm Beach County, Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network, United Way of Palm Beach County

Providing Innovative Culinary Learning Programs For Girls

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, Duffy's Sports Grill and Duffy's Foundation

Creating Affordable Housing Opportunities For Lower Income Families In West Palm Beach While Simultaneously Eliminating Vacant Properties

Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, the City of West Palm Beach, and the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

Reducing Plastic Bag Usage In PBC By Creatively Upcycling Leftover T-Shirts And Other Pieces Of Fabric To Produce Sustainable, Reusable, Multi-Purpose Bags

            Leadership Palm Beach County and Resource Depot

Providing Swimming And Water Safety Instruction To Milagro Center Students

            Milagro Center and YMCA of South Palm Beach County

Creating a Comprehensive, Integrated System Of Care That Meets The Changing Needs Of Persons With Special Needs/Disability Throughout Their Life Span

             Special Needs Advisory Coalition of Palm Beach County (~160 Partners)

Equipping At-Risk High School Students With Clothing, School Supplies, And Other Necessities In Order To Have A Successful School Year

            Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County and C. Debra Welch Law Firm

Hand-Delivering 3,864,168 Snacks In 214,676 “White Boxes” To An Estimated 215,000 PBC Residents Struggling With Poverty And Hunger Within A Two-Month Time Span

The War on Hunger Collaborative spearheaded by Living Hungry, with Farm Share, South Florida Hunger Coalition, Erica Whitfield, Palm Beach County Office of Community Revitalization, Sysco Southeast Florida, PBC School District and School Food Service, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Nonprofits First, Restoration Bridge, Daughters of the American Revolution, The Palm Beach Post, Cox Media, The Girl Scouts of South Florida, Glades Initiative, ARC of the Glades and 100’s of partners from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors with sponsor support by the Everglades Trust

 


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