the nonprofit excellence awards

About the Nonprofit Excellence Awards

Throughout Celebrate Nonprofits Week, The Nonprofit Partnership will announce the winners of the first annual Nonprofit Excellence Awards. 

The Nonprofit Excellence Awards program is designed to recognize and celebrate excellence in our nonprofit community with five awards:

  • Monday: Nonprofit of the Year

  • Tuesday: CEO of the Year

  • Wednesday: Best Place to Work

  • Thursday: Young Professional of the Year

  • Friday: Special Announcement, Award TBA


One award winner will be announced each day throughout Celebrate Nonprofits Week during a 10:30 AM live broadcast on The Nonprofit Partnership's Facebook page. Award winners will be published below following each broadcast.

2020 nonprofit excellence awards winners



Nonprofit of the Year

YMCA of Greater Erie



CEO of the Year

Michael Robb,

Alliance for Nonprofit Resources



Best Place to Work

Erie Homes for Children and Adults



Young Professional of the Year

Cassie Dundon, Achievement Center



Lifetime Achievement Award

Michael Batchelor, The Erie Community Foundation

609 Walnut Street

Erie, PA 16502

(814) 240-2490

Celebrate Nonprofits Week is an initiative of The Nonprofit Partnership, a membership-based 501(c)3 organization that seeks to advance the nonprofit sector by promoting best practices, fostering connections, and celebrating excellence.


The Nonprofit Partnership is located in Erie, PA and currently serves more than 350 member organizations located in and around Erie County and beyond.

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