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Nonprofits deserve to be celebrated. Won't you join us?

Celebrate Nonprofits


At The Nonprofit Partnership, we feel it's extremely important to celebrate our nonprofit members that do their good work great!

The Nonprofit Excellence Awards:

The Nonprofit Excellence Awards program was designed to recognize and celebrate excellence in our nonprofit community. 

Congratulations to the 2022 awardees!

  1. Charles H. Bracken Award in Nonprofit Governance - Ed Goebel, Community Country Day School
  2. Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Erie Arts & Culture
  3. Nonprofit of the Year - WQLN PBS NPR
  4. Best Place to Work - Erie Humane Society
  5. CEO of the Year - Rina Irwin with Child Development Centers, Inc.

Congratulations to the 2021 awardees!

  1. Charles H. Bracken Award in Nonprofit Governance - Tim Hunter, CEO/President with McInnes Rolled Rings and past Board Chair with The Erie Community Foundation
  2. Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Sarah A. Reed Children's Center
  3. Nonprofit of the Year - Asbury Woods
  4. Best Place to Work - Crime Victim Center of Erie County
  5. CEO of the Year - Karen Musante with Foundation for Free Enterprise Education

Congratulations to the 2020 awardees! 

  1. Nonprofit of the Year - YMCA of Greater Erie
  2. Best Place to Work -  Erie Homes for Children & Adults
  3. CEO of the Year - Michael Robb, Alliance for Nonprofit Resources
  4. Young Professional of the Year - Cassie Dundon, Achievement Center
  5. Lifetime Achievement - Michael Batchelor, The Erie Community Foundation

Please note - the Lifetime Achievement Award will continue as special cases arise - this award will not be part of the formal nominations process. Please contact NPP Executive Director, Adam Bratton, at if you have someone you'd like to suggest.

Celebrate Nonprofits Week:

Celebrate Nonprofits Week began in 2020 - a year when celebration was most definitely needed! The Week is a celebration of nonprofit organizations: the deeply important work they do, the essential role they play in our lives, and the dedicated staff that work diligently to carry out their missions.

The purpose of Celebrate Nonprofits Week is to increase public awareness of the contributions our nonprofits make to our communities—and to provide an opportunity for those organizations to recognize and celebrate their employees. 

As proclaimed by Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper and Mayor Joe Schember (June 22, 2020) the fourth week of June is now known as Celebrate Nonprofits Week - check out the main website at

The Nonprofit Partnership's offices at The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

Phone 814.240.2490