Excellence in Nonprofit Yearly Awards

 

In the spirit of generosity, the Cape Coral Community Foundation has introduced the Excellence in Nonprofit Performance Yearly Awards (ENPYs), a tradition that showcases the extraordinarily hardworking individuals in our community who dedicate their time and talent within the nonprofit sector.

The ENPYs showcases excellence in nonprofit performance by recognizing the very best executive directors, key staff, board members, volunteers and much more. We’ve created an event to celebrate your efforts and revel in the incredible impact each of you makes within Southwest Florida and beyond.

Save the Date

The 2018 ENPY Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 9 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Bell Tower at 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers. To purchase a ticket, please click here.

Nominations are now open for the 2018 ENPY Awards

Click on a category below to nominate a deserving candidate.
Nominations close August 31, 2018.

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The 2017 ENPY Winners

2017 ENPY AWARD WINNERS

Nonprofit Organization of the year

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The Nonprofit Organization of the Year award honors an organization that makes smart decisions to achieve stellar results and serves as a model for excellence in the non-profit sector.


Community Cooperative

Finalists:
Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples
Lighthouse of Southwest Florida

Nonprofit Rising Organization of the Year

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The Nonprofit RIsing Organization of the Year award honors a relatively new nonprofit organization that has been in business for less than three years, has energized the mission of the organization, has achieved stellar results, and serves as a model for excellence in the non-profit sector.

Valerie’s House

Finalists:
Cape Coral Animal Shelter
Eva’s Closet

Nonprofit Executive of the Year

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The nonprofit Executive of the Year award honors an executive direcrot, CEO or president of a nonprofit organization who serves as an outstanding leader for excellence in the non-profit sector.

Samira Beckwith, Hope Healthcare

Finalists:
Nida Eluna, Dr. Ella Piper Center for Social Services
Nancy Green-Irwin, Friendship Centers

Non profit Board Leader of the Year

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The Nonprofit Board Leader of the Year award honors an outstanding board leader who has served on a board for a minimum of one full year and gives unconditionally to the nonprofit organization he/she serves in time, talent or treasure.

Dean Piccirillo – Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce

Finalists:
Douglas Carlson, MD – ECHO
Janet Ortenzo – Southwest Florida Human Trafficking Coalition, Inc.

NonProfit Employee of the Year

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The Nonprofit Employee of the Year award honors a paid staff member of a nonprofit organization who serves as an outstanding leader for excellence in the non-profit sector.

Megan Feeney, Goodwill Industries of SWFL

Finalists:
Aimee McLaughlin, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast
Allyson Ross, Pace Center for Girls of Lee County

Nonprofit Volunteer of the Year

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The Nonprofit Volunteer of the Year award honors a volunteer who goes above and beyond to support the objectives of an organization to enhance its ability to deliver on its mission for maximum impact on the community and the lives of those it serves.

Ingrid Fuller, Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida

Finalists:
Chuck Thornton, Lee BIA Builders Care
Tracie Bagans, Heights Foundation

NonProfit Business Partner of the Year

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The Nonprofit Business Partner of the Year Award honors a business that has freely given of its resources in support of an organization so that the organization may achieve maximum impact in the community and the lives of those it serves.

Smart Companies

Finalists:
Advanced Pain Management & Spine Specialists
Cape Coral Plumbing, Inc.

Community Impact Award

Presented by Michel Doherty
The winner of the Community Impact Award is an individual who identifies a community need, takes decisive and effective action to fulfill that need, and inspires others in the process.

Jeanne Sweeney

Finalists:
Duane Chaney
Frank Haskell (Barbara’s Friends GCHI)

Paul Sanborn Service Above Self Award

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The Paul Sanborn Service Above Self Award is awarded in his memory to a SW Florida citizen who exemplifies the spirit of Rotary’s motto, “Service Above Self.” The winner of his namesake award is a resident who can be counted on to serve the greater good, for both big or small actions offering whatever skills or resources at his or her disposal, inspiring those around him or her.

James Gravedoni

Finalists:
Steve Pansing
Pete & Cyndi Doragh

Click here to view photos from the 2017 ENPY Awards.