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Ohio Nonprofits Highlighted at Statehouse

Nonprofit leaders from around the state gathered in Columbus on November 8th to be recognized for their achievements at the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ Nonprofit Excellence Awards.

Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Columbus,Ohio (PR MediaRelease) November 27, 2018

Nonprofit leaders from around the state gathered in Columbus on November 8th to be recognized for their achievements at the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Three organizations received an award for their nonprofit programs after an extensive nomination review process. The Excellence Awards recognize creativity, execution, achievement, and overall quality of a specific project or program completed by an Ohio nonprofit.

“We focus on programs because that is where the impact is,” said OANO Executive Director Marcy Williams. “Nonprofits have lots of challenges so just looking at the size of an organization doesn’t give you the full picture of their quality. Looking at programs puts the organizations on a more even playing field.”

“We were so pleased with this year’s nominations. There were some truly outstanding programs.”

Among the finalists were organizations from the southern, central and northern parts of the state. Northern finalists included US Together Toledo for their Refugee Children and Young Adults Music Camp, a weeklong camp teaching singing and tap dance; Seeds of Literacy Seeds East program offering personalized, individualized education through one-to-one tutoring to area adults; and Little Buckeye Museum Project Passport, which has a goal of bringing every kindergartener in Richland County to Little Buckeye Children’s Museum for developmentally appropriate play.

Central Ohio finalists included Girl Scouts of the Heartland for the 2017 national conference of Girl Scouts USA called G.I.R.L. 2017; Ohio Environmental Council Democracy Program which worked to address gerrymandering in congressional districts through the passage of the Issue 1 State Ballot issue; and the Homes on the Hill LEAN program which provides educational resources to landlords and tenants, and connects landlords and tenants to local mediation resources.

Southern Ohio finalists included JFS Cincinnati AgeWell Cincinnati Program, a groundbreaking collaboration among key agencies in the Jewish community designed to link older adults, their family members, friends, and caregivers to community resources for aging well; and Marietta Main Street’s Build Up Marietta program, a facade improvement and building restoration program through which downtown business and property owners can apply for matching funds.

Winners included Girls Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, Homes on the Hill and the Ohio Environmental Council. Organizations completed a nomination process that included an extensive application and review by a committee of nonprofit leaders from around the state.

OANO is a statewide membership organization of more than 550 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. More information can be found at www.oano.org

OANO is a statewide membership organization of more than 550 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. More information can be found at www.oano.org

Marcy Williams
Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations (OANO)
Executive Director
6142800233
mwilliams@oano.org

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