On June 4, 2018, House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta joined hundreds of nonprofit and business leaders at the State House to celebrate Nonprofit Awareness Day, a statewide holiday honoring the contributions of nonprofits in Massachusetts. The celebration was hosted by the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) and presented by Citizens Bank.
‚ÄúThank you to Citizen Bank for their generous and continued support of our Nonprofit Awareness Day celebration, as well as all other event sponsors, said Jim Klocke, CEO of MNN. ‚ÄúWe recognized 27 nonprofits and leaders that typify the excellence of our sector. The 33,000+ nonprofits in Massachusetts that employ a sixth of our state‚Äôs workforce are essential to the health and vitality of our Commonwealth.‚Äù
During Nonprofit Awareness Day, Nonprofit Excellence Awards are presented to four organizations and two professionals that exemplify the innovative and effective work of nonprofits across Massachusetts.
The 2018 Nonprofit Excellence Award winners are:
Excellence in Advocacy ‚Äì Language Opportunity Coalition
Excellence in Collaboration ‚Äì Cardinal Cushing Centers
Excellence in Innovation ‚Äì College Bound Dorchester
Excellence in Leadership ‚Äì Andrea Genser, Executive Director, Women‚Äôs Empowerment through Cape Area Networking (WE CAN)
Excellence by a Small Nonprofit ‚Äì Berkshire Immigrant Center
Excellence by a Young Professional ‚Äì Sandra Lee, Director of Youth Education, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center