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Ohio Nonprofit Excellence Awards

The Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organization (OANO) recognizes Ohio nonprofits that have achieved excellence.

Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Columbus,Ohio (PR MediaRelease) November 4, 2014

Ohio nonprofit organizations and volunteers were recognized at the 2014 Ohio Nonprofit Conference and Excellence Awards luncheon held by the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations, in partnership with the Ohio Attorney General’s office.

The nonprofits who received the Ohio Nonprofit Excellence award demonstrated excellence with a project or program. Their projects and programs were judged on effectiveness, creativity, and relevance to their mission.

The winners of the 2014 Ohio Nonprofit Excellence award were the ACLU of Ohio for the Debtors’ Prison Project, Ohio Association of Foodbanks for the Navigator Program, Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio for the Accelerated Call Center Education project and Children’s Mentoring Connection of Hancock County for Explore Our World program.

Recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Ohio Nonprofit Volunteer award were recognized for their dedication to their organization. The 2014 Outstanding Ohio Nonprofit Volunteers were Christine Thompson from Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Institute, Sherry Williamson from Share Bac A Pac and Sister Kathleen Kelly from Tender Mercies.

Three nonprofit organizations received their Standards for Excellence Accreditation during the awards ceremony. OANO’s Standards for Excellence® program encourages excellence and integrity in nonprofit management. Organizations voluntarily participate, and their internal practices undergo a rigorous “ethics checkup.”

The Standards for Excellence®: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector (the code) is the centerpiece of the Standards for Excellence® program. The standards evaluate principles of honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, responsibility, and accountability in nonprofit program operations, governance, human resources, financial management and fundraising. The standards set a high benchmark. They go beyond the minimum legal requirements by outlining how well-managed and responsibly governed nonprofits should operate.

Receiving the Standards for Excellence Seal were:

Experience Columbus: promoting the long-term development and marketing of Destination Columbus by promoting Central Ohio to meeting professionals, business travelers, tour operators, and individual visitors.

Oberlin Heritage: whose mission is to preserve and share Oberlin, Ohio’s unique heritage and make the community a better place to live, learn, work and visit.

Cancer Support Community Central Ohio: a national nonprofit dedicated to providing free emotional support, education and hope for people with cancer and their loved ones.

OANO is proud to recognize these wonderful organizations and volunteers for their excellence and dedication to benefit communities across Ohio.


The Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations (OANO) is a statewide membership association of nonprofit organizations representing the breadth and diversity of Ohio’s charitable nonprofit sector. OANO’s mission is to provide leadership, education, and advocacy to enhance the ability of Ohio’s nonprofit organizations to serve their communities.

Marcy Williams
Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations
Executive Director

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