On March 7, 2013 the Central Penn Business Journal recognized 34 nonprofit organizations and their leaders for achievements in providing serves to the Central Pennsylvania Community. Nine of the 34 finalists received grants from the three community foundations representing the Capital Region, Lancaster and York. In the categories of marketing, collaboration, operations and programming, the winner was awarded $2,000 and the runner-up was awarded $1,000.The winner of the Nonprofit Leadership Excellence category received a $1,000 grant for his organization.
2013 Nonprofit Innovation Awards Winners & Honorees
Brand Identity/Unique Marketing Campaign Category
These nonprofits have used a new marketing concept to attract financial support, volunteers and/or clients.
WINNER: Bethesda Mission, Harrisburg
RUNNER UP: Lutheran Social Services – SCP, York
Hamilton Health Center, Harrisburg
Lancaster Country Day School, Lancaster
Orthodox Christian Charities of Greater Harrisburg dba Agia Sophia Coffeehouse and Bookstore, Harrisburg
These nonprofits have executed an innovative program with another organization(s) for a common goal.
WINNER: Power Packs Project, Lancaster
RUNNER UP: Carlisle Arts Learning Center, Carlisle
Bell Socialization Services, Inc., York
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Carlisle
Community Basics, Inc., Lancaster
Hospice & Community Care, founded as Hospice of Lancaster County, Lancaster
Perry County Literacy Council, Newport
United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County, Carlisle
Willow Valley Retirement Communities, Willow Street
York Art Association, York
Management Operations Category
These nonprofits have adopted sound management principles, leading to a significant increase in their organization's ability to meet its mission.
WINNER: MANTEC, York
RUNNER UP: Children's Family Center, Mechanicsburg
DreamWrights Youth & Family Theatre, York
NHS Human Services – Capital Region, Harrisburg
These nonprofits have created and implemented programs or events locally to increase the effectiveness of their mission.
WINNER: Steelton Borough Community Cats, a project of Steelton Community Development Foundation, Steelton
RUNNER UP: Leg Up Farm, Mount Wolf
American Cancer Society - Capital Area Unit, Lemoyne
Bethany Christian Services of Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster
Center for Community Peacemaking, Lancaster
Children Deserve A Chance Foundation, Lancaster
Community First Fund, Lancaster
Harrisburg Area YMCA, Harrisburg
Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre, Lancaster
York County Food Bank, Inc., York
Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Category
This category identifies and recognizes an exemplary nonprofit leader whose accomplishments have advanced his/her organization and field of service.
WINNER: Emerson L. Lesher, Ph.D., Messiah Lifeways, Mechanicsburg
Bonnie M. Goble, Cleve J. Fredricksen Library Association, Camp Hill
Michael Hanes, Ph.D., Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, Harrisburg
Eric Saunders, MSW, LCSW, New Hope Ministries, Dillsburg
Robert Thomas, Ph.D., Tabor Community Services, Lancaster