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March 29, 2012
10th Annual Nonprofit Director of the Year Awards
Organization for Nonprofit Executives
Emcee Brahm Resnik (12 News), Richard Tollefson (The Phoenix Philanthropy Group), Award winners Jon Schmieder (Phoenix Regional Sports Commission), Phil Pangrazio (A Bridge To Independent Living), Laura Chasko accepting for Ginger Ward (Southwest Human Development), Jackie Unger (CliftonLarsonAllen), Betty Mathis (Wesley Community Center and ONE President), and Keynote speaker – Neil Guiliano (San Francisco AIDS Foundation).
Photos by: Mike Cooper, Ben Arnold Photography
Text: Emily Striffler
The Organization for Nonprofits Executives (ONE), serving nonprofit CEOs in the Greater Phoenix area, announced the recipients of the 10th Annual Nonprofit ‘Director of the Year’ Awards. Each year the awards seek to recognize nonprofit CEOs/Executive Directors who are outstanding examples of certain principles ONE values as representations of excellence in the management and leadership of nonprofit organizations in Maricopa County, Arizona. Jon Schmieder, President of Phoenix Regional Sports Commission, received the Community Partnership Award. The Organizational Leadership Award was presented to Phil Pangrazio, President and CEO of Arizona Bridge to Independent Living-ABIL. Ginger Ward, Founder and CEO of Southwest Human Development, was honored with the AZ Leader of Distinction Award. Ginger’s dedication to the health and well-being of Arizona’s youngest children is genuine and the results of her efforts have been life-changing for so many. Awards, consisting of original custom artwork, were presented to the winners by ONE President Betty Mathis and Neil Giuliano of San Francisco AIDS Foundation (keynote speaker) with the assistance of Brahm Resnik of 12 News as Master of Ceremonies. The awards were presented on the occasion of ONE’s annual Nonprofit Leader Day held on at the Burton Barr Central Library.
Sandy Trudel, Dawn Gutierrez (Award Finalist) New Way Academy
Nick Forst (Mutual of America), Ben Bartel (Mutual of America), Dan Minton (ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation), Linde Harned (Experience Matters)
Judy Taylor (Designing Women of Arizona), Catherine Aker (Phoenix Regional Sports Commission), Jan Lee Sproat (WellCare Foundation), Jane Cisneros (WellCare Foundation)
Doreen Pollack (Valley Permaculture Alliance), Tom Mehlert (Arizona StRUT – Students Recycling Used Technology)
Diane Scherer (Phoenix Association of Realtors), Ciara Franklin (100 Club of Arizona), Sharon Knutson-Felix (Award Finalist, 100 Club of Arizona)
Beth Liguori (WellCare Foundation), Paul Coccuza (Giving Back, LLC), Jan Lee Sproat (WellCare Foundation)2 comments