Excellence in Nonprofit Performance 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.

The 2018 ENPY Awards took place on Tuesday, October 9  at the Crowne Plaza Bell Tower at 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers.

Congratulations to each and every one of the 2018 ENPY Award finalists and winners for all they bring to the community.

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.


Winner: The Heights Foundation – The Heights Center

Finalists:
Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples
Good Wheels

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.

Winner: Family Initiative, Inc.

Finalists:
Path 2 freedom

Wolfhounds Legacy Corp.

Nonprofit Executive of the Year

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

Winner: Karen Watson, Executive Director at Our Mother’s Home of SWFL

Finalists:
Diana Giraldo, Streets Alive of SWFL

Bonnie Schnell, Cape Coral Housing Development Corp.

Nonprofit 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.

Winner: J. Thomas Uhler, Southwest Florida Symphony

Finalists:
Haris Domond, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida

Therese Everly, Lee Health

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 nonprofit sector.

Winner: Aimee McLaughlin, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Sun Coast 

Finalists:
Aida Osmic, Lutheran Services Florida

Terry Reuling, Lifeline Family Center Inc.

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.

Winner: Scott Carpenter, The Laboratory Theater of Florida

Finalists:
Holly Bell, Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida

Nancy Gibson, Dress for Success Southwest Florida

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.

Winner: Jason’s Deli, Diana Willis

Finalists:
Entech

Priority Marketing

Community Impact Award

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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.

Winner: Mark Blust, Watch D.O.G.S.

Finalists:
Marie Springsteen, 4 Words Foundation, Inc.

Fred Richards, Goodwill Industries of SWFL, Inc.

Paul Sanborn Service Above Self Award

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The Paul Sanborn Service Above Self Award is awarded in his memory to a Southwest 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.

Winner: Phil Deems, Jr.

Finalists:
Nick Muhlenbruch

Elmer Tabor

Elmer Tabor Generosity Award

In 2007, The Cape Coral Community Foundation named the Generosity Award after former chairman, Elmer Tabor. Giving back has always been his philosophy. The Elmer Tabor Award recognizes outstanding philanthropists in our community, those
who have a record of exceptional generosity, show civic and charitable responsibility, and demonstrate leadership that inspires others to a life of generosity.

Winner: Dennis Gingerich, Founding Pastor at Cape Christian Fellowship

Finalists:

Robin Anne Griffiths, Author, Speaker and Personal Development Consultant

Sam Mazzotti, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones

To see photos from the 2018 ENPY Award Luncheon, click here. 

A VIP Reception was held on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at Personal Touch Catering in Cape Coral in celebration of the 2018 ENPYAward Finalists!

To view photos from the VIP reception, click here. 

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!