Three winners and two honorable mention candidates have been announced for the 2012 Excellence in Chief Executive Leadership (EXCEL) award.

Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman Managing Partner David Graling speaks about the outstanding qualities of nonprofit leaders who won the 2012 EXCEL awards

2012 EXCEL Award Winners

  • Robert Goldman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Montgomery Housing Partnership
  • Scott Schenkelberg, Executive Director, Miriam’s Kitchen
  • Nina Smith, Executive Director, GoodWeave

2012 EXCEL Award Honorable Mentions

  • Lissette Bishins, Executive Director, Executive Director, Carpenter’s Shelter, Inc.
  • Courtney Reeve, Executive Director, Greenbrier Learning Center

The EXCEL award program has a seven-year history of recognizing outstanding nonprofit leadership in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Sponsored by Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs and administered by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, the program seeks annual nominations for nonprofit executive leaders who demonstrate leadership excellence in innovation, motivation, community building, inclusiveness/diversity, and/or ethical integrity.

Up to three EXCEL award winners and two honorable mention candidates are chosen each year by a selection committee and announced at the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s annual meeting in the fall. Each winner receives a $5,000 professional development account to use in his/her role as the nonprofit executive and the executive’s organization receives a $2,000 grant to provide professional development opportunities for staff. The nonprofit of each honorable mention candidate receives a $1,000 award to support professional development programs for the candidate or staff.

Nominations may be made by staff, board members, volunteers, clients or other individuals who have had the chance to observe the impact of the nonprofit executives on their communities.

Learn more about the EXCEL award program.