Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) October 26, 2012
Three winners and two honorable mentions have been selected for the 2012 Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman Excellence in Chief Executive Leadership (EXCEL) award.
Robert Goldman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montgomery Housing Partnership, Scott Schenkelberg, Executive Director of Miriam’s Kitchen, and Nina Smith, Executive Director of GoodWeave, were award recipients. Lissette Bishins, Executive Director of Carpenter’s Shelter, Inc., and Courtney Reeve, Executive Director of Greenbrier Learning Center, were also recognized as Honorable Mentions.
The EXCEL award program has a seven-year history of recognizing excellence in nonprofit leadership throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Sponsored by Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs, which has worked with nonprofit organizations since 1981, and administered by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, the program seeks annual nominations for nonprofit executives who demonstrate leadership excellence in innovation, motivation, community building, inclusiveness/diversity and/or ethical integrity.
"As we consider the many successful nonprofit leaders we have worked with over the years, we continue to be impressed with the tremendous impact they have," said David Graling, managing partner of Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman. "They don't always receive the recognition that is due but their work is a testament to their commitment and dedication to improve their communities. We all benefit from that."
Up to three EXCEL award winners and two honorable mentions 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 for additional leadership and skills training while the executive’s nonprofit organization receives a $2,000 grant to provide professional development opportunities for staff. The nonprofit of each honorable mention receives a $1,000 award to support professional development programs for the recipient 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 nonprofit executives on their communities.
Learn more about the EXCEL award program.
Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs has been part of the Washington, DC metropolitan community for more than 30 years. The full service accounting firm provides financial, tax and consulting services to an extensive client base of nonprofit organizations, for-profit corporations including government contractors, research and development firms, retail, professional service firms, partnerships, trusts and individual clients.