2016 Pyramid Awards for the Art of Excellence Winners

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The Pyramid Awards of Excellence are designed to recognize the essential value of our region’s nonprofit sector.  These awards are presented each year during our nonprofit leadership conference at the day’s luncheon activities which took place on October 26, 2016.

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence recognizes and celebrates commanding contributions by nonprofits in six areas: Collaboration, Governance, Inclusion, Leadership, Social Innovation, and Vision.  A special award for Lifetime Achievement were awarded during the luncheon to Gordon Brown, former President & CEO of Home of the Innocents, and Joe Tolan, President & CEO of Metro United Way.

2016 Pyramid Award of Excellence in the Art of Collaboration

  • Doctors & Lawyers for Kids

sponsored by Deming Malone Livesay & Ostroff

Collaboration 2016

pictured Jennifer Helgeson - Board Chair, Neva-Marie Polley - Executive Director, Legal Aid Society, Scott Furkin - Executive Director, Louisville Bar Association, Martha Hasselbacher - Board Chair, Doctors & Lawyers for Kids, Christine Koenig - Director, DMLO, Greg Nielsen - CEO, CNPE

2016 Pyramid Award of Excellence in the Art of Governance

  • Maryhurst, Inc.

sponsored by Philadelphia Insurance Companies

Governance 2016

pictured Jennifer Helgeson - Board Chair, Valle Jones - Board Member, Maryhurst, Tamra Koshewa - Board Member, Maryhurst, Madeline Abramson - Board Member, Maryhurst, Cynthia McCellen - Board Member, Maryhurst, Judy Lambeth - President & CEO, Maryhurst, Greg Nielsen - CEO, CNPE, Rebecca Martin - Board Member, Maryhurst, Steve Silvers - Regional Vice President, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Tim Silvers - Regional Vice President, Philadelphia Insurance Companies

2016 Pyramid Award of Excellence in the Art of Inclusion

  • Kentucky Refugee Ministries

sponsored by PNC Bank

Inclusion 2016

pictured Jennifer Helgeson - Board Chair, Semsudin Haseljic - Program Leader, Kentucky Refugee Ministries, John Koehlinger - Executive Director, Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Terry Strange - Market Director, PNC Bank, Greg Nielsen - CEO, CNPE

2016 Pyramid Award of Excellence in the Art of Leadership

  • Marta Maria Miranda, President & Chief Empowerment Officer of Center for Women & Families

sponsored by Kosair Charities

Leadership 2016

pictured Jennifer Helgeson - Board Chair, Jeanine Triplett - VP of Deve & Communications, Center for Women & Families, Vicky Weber - Sr. VP Business Relations & Marketing, Kosair Charities, Tamara Reif - VP of Programs, Center for Women & Families, Laura Saeed - Director of Human Resources, Center for Women & Families, Christie Maloney - VP of Operations, Center for Women & Families, Adam Farris - Director of Finance, Center for Women & Families, Greg Nielsen - CEO, CNPE (Marta Maria Miranda not pictured)

2016 Pyramid Award of Excellence in the Art of Social Innovation

  • Beaded Treasures Project

sponsored by Dick & Ardi Wilson

Social Innovation 2016

pictured Jennifer Helgeson - Board Chair, Surekha Kulkarni - Founder & Executive Director, Beaded Treasures Project, Dick Wilson - Award Sponsor, Greg Nielsen - CEO, CNPE

2016 Pyramid Award of Excellence in the Art of Vision

  • The Louisville Orchestra

sponsored by Dean Dorton

Vision 2016

pictured Jennifer Helgeson - Board Chair, Andrew Kipe - Executive Director, The Louisville Orchestra, Jim Tencza - Director of Assurance Services, Dean Dorton, Greg Nielsen - CEO, CNPE

2016 Center for Nonprofit Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Gordon Brown, former President & CEO of Home of the Innocents

Gordon 2016

pictured Jennifer Helgeson - Board Chair, CNPE, Gordon Brown - former President & CEO, Home of the Innocents, Greg Nielsen - CEO, CNPE

2016 Center for Nonprofit Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Joe Tolan, President & CEO of Metro United Way

Joe 2016

pictured Jennifer Helgeson - Board Chair, CNPE, Joe Tolan - President & CEO, Metro United Way, Greg Nielsen - CEO, CNPE



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