Per Scholas Awarded Nonprofit Excellence Award: Monthly Impact Report – Dec. 2016

The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC) announced Per Scholas as one of three winners of the 2016 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Per Scholas, along with the Jewish Board for Family and Children Services and Neighbors Link, was honored at a special Best Practices Workshop and Awards Presentation on December 2 at the New York Hall of Medicine. The three winning organizations will share $60,000 in prizes and scholarships for the Columbia Business School Executive Education Programs in Social Enterprise. 

The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York remarked, “we know that strong nonprofits are a vital part of strong communities and share a common commitment to excellent management. NPCC is committed to supporting and recognizing the good work of all nonprofits, and todays ceremony is just one way that we do this.” This award is one of the few that highlights excellent work in ‘how’ nonprofits effectively achieve their mission, and is highly regarded across the nonprofit and philanthropic community. 

Per Scholas President and CEO, Plinio Ayala and Board Chair, Lewis Miller, were joined on stage by the other finalists Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services and Neighbors Link. All three organizations shared best practices and insights into effective and sustainable nonprofit management practices. Specifically, Per Scholas highlighted our investment in data driven outcomes, innovative approaches to talent management, financial sustainability, branding and entrepreneurial spirit. Most importantly Per Scholas recognized the amazing and diverse staff that make it a great place to work.

“We’re honored to have been selected as a recipient of The New York Community Trust’s Nonprofit Excellence Awards,” said Per Scholas President and CEO Plinio Ayala. “Since our inception, we’ve remained committed to improving the lives of those we serve and communities in which we operate, and we believe lasting impact on communities is best achieved through an intentional and reflective approach to organizational management.”

NPCC created the New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards in 2006 to teach, recognize and encourage outstanding management practices among New York’s large and diverse nonprofit community.

The Awards highlight the enormously important roles played by thousands of New York’s nonprofit organizations in improving our lives and communities. The program helps nonprofit leaders by spotlighting excellent management practices that enable nonprofits to better serve their communities and achieve their missions. This award is the only of its kind recognizing excellence in nonprofit management among nonprofits in the five boroughs, Long Island, and Westchester.

The Nonprofit Excellence Awards has attracted 750 applications from across New York City, Long Island and Westchester over its first ten years. The program is produced in collaboration with The New York Community Trust and Philanthropy New York. WNYC and JPMorgan Chase sponsor the program. Additional financial and in-kind support is provided by The Clark Foundation, Ford Foundation, RSM US LLP, and Columbia Business School Executive Education Programs in Social Enterprise. To read the official press release for the event, click here

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