Five finalists have been named for the 2011 GRF Excellence in Chief Executive Leadership (EXCEL) Award, which recognizes outstanding leadership among Washington-area nonprofits. The five finalists include:
- John Dillow, Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region
- Wendy Gradison, PRS, Inc.
- George Jones, Bread for the City
- Richard Tagle, Higher Achievement
- Maya Enista Smith, Mobilize.org