New York Common Pantry Wins Gold Prize for the 2015 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards

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New York Common Pantry wins Gold Prize for Overall Management Excellence

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As we continue to expand our reach, New York Common Pantry remains steadfast in our mission to continue to improve the lives of fellow New Yorkers in need by providing dignity and a path to self-sufficiency while maintaining our level of excellence.

New York Common Pantry (NYCP) has been named a gold prize winner for overall management excellence for the 2015 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards. NYCP is one of three winning organizations, and will receive a $30,000 cash award, tuition scholarships for the Columbia Business School Executive Education Programs in Social Enterprise, and the renown that comes along with being recognized by the Excellence Awards program, which was created and managed by The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York.

The selection committee chose NYCP out of a pool of 56 applicants, following an intensive application and vetting process that identifies excellent and replicable management practices among nonprofits in the five boroughs, Long Island, and Westchester. After the final application round, a selection committee of nonprofit experts will name the Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners at the Awards presentation on November 18, 2015.

Stephen Grimaldi, Executive Director of New York Common Pantry, said, “To be recognized as a leader in our sector by the New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards is an honor and we are thrilled to be chosen as one of the three winning nonprofits for the 2015 award. As we continue to expand our reach, New York Common Pantry remains steadfast in our mission to continue to improve the lives of fellow New Yorkers in need by providing dignity and a path to self-sufficiency while maintaining our level of excellence.”

The Nonprofit Excellence Awards recognize outstanding management practices in eight key performance areas identified by thousands of nonprofit leaders across the country. The eight areas of excellence are: management focus on results; strong governance; excellent financial management; diverse and culturally competent organizational practices; enlightened human resources; model IT practices; effective communications; and, exemplary fundraising and resource development.

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New York Common Pantry is dedicated to reducing hunger throughout New York City while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency. Programs including Choice Pantry, Help 365, Project Dignity, Live Healthy! and Hot Meals provide food and resources to New Yorkers in need, last year including residents of 170 zip codes.

Starting in December 2015, NYCP will launch a commodities supplementary food program housed in the Bronx that, when fully operational, will serve over 13,000 seniors at over 70 sites in four boroughs.

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