Pyramid Awards

We believe in recognition.

Every year we recognize excellence with the Pyramid Awards.

The Pyramid Awards are designed to recognize the contributions made by nonprofit organizations in six areas: Collaboration, Governance, Inclusion, Leadership, Social Innovation, and Vision. Each of the recipients receives a commemorative award and is recognized during a luncheon presentation at CNPE’s Annual Conference.

2017 Pyramid Award Winners:

Art of Collaboration: Louisville Ballet
sponsored by Deming, Malone, Livesay & Ostroff (DMLO)
Art of Governance: YMCA of Greater Louisville
sponsored by Republic Bank
Art of Inclusion: Interfaith Paths to Peace
sponsored by PNC Bank
Art of Leadership: Dr. Anthony Zipple, Centerstone Kentucky
sponsored by Kosair Charities
Art of Social Innovation: Kentucky Yoga Initiative
sponsored by VIA Studio
Art of Vision: Waterfront Botanical Gardens
sponsored by Dean Dorton

Lifetime Achievement:
Benjamin K. Richmond, Louisville Urban League
sponsored by Fifth Third Bank


Past Pyramid Award Winners:

Art of Collaboration

2016 – Doctors & Lawyers for Kids
2015 – Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Kentucky Community & Technical College System
2014 – Partnership for a Green City

Art of Governance

2016 – Maryhurst, Inc.
2015 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana
2014 – Actors Theatre of Louisville

Art of Inclusion

2016 – Kentucky Refugee Ministries
2015 – The Kentucky Foundation for Women
2014 – New Roots, Inc.

Art of Leadership

2016 – Marta Maria Miranda, President & Chief Empowerment Officer of Center for Women & Families
2015 – Randy Coe, President, Kosair Charities
2014 – Jane Burks, President & CEO, Volunteers of America KY

Art of Social Innovation

2016 – Beaded Treasures Project
2015 – The Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm
2014 – The Coalition for the Homeless

Art of Vision

2016 – The Louisville Orchestra
2015 – Kentucky Shakespeare
2014 – WHAS Crusade for Children and I.D.E.A.S. 40203

Lifetime Achievement

2016 – Gordon Brown, Home of the Innocents
2016 – Joe Tolan, Metro United Way
2015 – Greg Fischer, Louisville Metro Government
2014 – Barbara Sexton Smith, Fund for the Arts