Nonprofit organizations from around the midstate gathered Thursday morning in celebration of the 18th annual Nonprofit Innovation Awards, during which local groups and leaders were honored for demonstrating innovation in their daily operations.
The ceremony was held Thursday morning at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square.
The winners and runners-up in each category will receive grants to continue their work in the community.
View this year’s finalists below, and click here to be notified when nominations open for the 2018 Nonprofit Innovation Awards.
Brand Identity/Unique Marketing Campaign
Winner: York County History Center
Runner-up: Family First Health
Runner-up: Perry County Literacy Council
- Communities in Schools of Pennsylvania
- Cross Keys Village – The Brethren Home Community
- Downtown Inc
- PinnacleHealth Foundation
- Susquehanna Heritage
- York County Literacy Council
Winner: Leg Up Farm
Runner-up: Please Live, Inc.
- Children Deserve a Chance
- Feel Your Boobies Foundation
- Friendship Community
- Hamilton Health Center
- Planned Parenthood Keystone
- Rainbow’s End Youth Services
- Suits to Careers Inc.
Nonprofit Leadership Excellence
Winner: Joe Arthur, executive director, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
- Ann Davis, executive director, DreamWrights Center for Community Arts
- James DeBord, president, Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center of Lancaster County
- Jessica Laspino, executive director, CASA of Lancaster County
- Jason Meckes, executive director, The Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society
- Barbara Titanish, president and co-founder, H.O.P.E.
- Mary Anne Winkelman, president, Cultural Alliance of York County