Some well-deserved recognition

for people who aren’t in it for recognition.

The Pyramid Awards recognize local nonprofit organizations for their outstanding contributions to our community. Each year, during CNPE’s CHANGEMAKERS Conference, awards are presented in six categories: Collaboration, Governance, Inclusion, Social Innovation and Vision. CNPE also presents its Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing an individual for a lifetime of contributions and achievements benefitting the nonprofit sector. 

2019 Pyramid Award Winners:

Lifetime Achievement:
Bruce Maza, Senior Fellow, C. E. and S. Foundation, Inc.
sponsored by Fifth Third Bank

Art of Collaboration:
Love the Hungry, WaterStep & Supplies Over Seas
sponsored by Deming, Malone, Livesay & Ostroff (DMLO)

Art of Governance:
Americana World Community Center
sponsored by Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP

Art of Inclusion:
Community Foundation of Louisville
sponsored by PNC Bank

Art of Leadership:
Christen Boone, President & CEO, Fund for the Arts
sponsored by Kosair Charities®

Art of Social Innovation:
Hope Southern Indiana
sponsored by Metro United Way

Art of Vision:
Kosair Charities® Face It® Movement
sponsored by Dean Dorton


Past Pyramid Award Winners:

Art of Collaboration:
2018 – Family & Children’s Place and Volunteers of America Mid-States
2017 – Louisville Ballet
2016 – Doctors & Lawyers for Kids
2015 – Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Kentucky Community & Technical College System

Art of Governance:
2018 – Second Chances Wildlife Center
2017 – YMCA of Greater Louisville
2016 – Maryhurst, Inc.
2015 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana

Art of Inclusion:
2018 – Eastern Area Community Ministries
2017 – Interfaith Paths to Peace
2016 – Kentucky Refugee Ministries
2015 – The Kentucky Foundation for Women

Art of Leadership:
2018 – Rod Napier, Cabbage Patch Settlement House
2017 – Dr. Anthony Zipple, Centerstone Kentucky
2016 – Marta Maria Miranda, Center for Women & Families
2015 – Randy Coe, President, Kosair Charities

Art of Social Innovation:
2018 – Water With Blessings
2017 – Kentucky Yoga Initiative
2016 – Beaded Treasures Project
2015 – The Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm

Art of Vision:
2018 – Smoketown Family Wellness Center
2017 – Waterfront Botanical Gardens
2016 – The Louisville Orchestra
2015 – Kentucky Shakespeare

Lifetime Achievement:
2018 – Judy Freundlich Tiell, Jewish Family & Career Services
2017 – Benjamin K. Richmond, Louisville Urban League
2016 – Gordon Brown, Home of the Innocents
2016 – Joe Tolan, Metro United Way
2015 – Greg Fischer, Louisville Metro Government