Each year the awards seek to recognize nonprofit CEOs/Executive Directors who are outstanding examples of certain principles ONE values as representations of excellence in the management and leadership of nonprofit organizations in Maricopa County, Arizona.
This year’s award recipients are:
Karen Jayne, CEO – Stardust Non-Profit Building Supplies, Mesa, AZ
Community Partnership Award
Envisioning a future without waste, Karen helped to create, and became the driving force behind, the Re:use Market Partnership. Within just a few years, this collaborative model expanded to include eight nonprofits. Everyone benefits, including the environment, as unrestricted funding is generated for the partner organizations who leverage the thrift store concept without having the risk and responsibility of running a retail store.
Doug Carter, CEO – UPWARD for children and families, Phoenix, AZ
Organizational Accomplishment and Innovation Award
Doug immediately began to craft a plan for recovery from the organization’s financial crisis he inherited as new CEO. Through the ensuing uphill climb, he maintained a culture of cohesiveness by truly listening to and appreciating his team. UPWARD now enjoys an amazing new facility enabling provision of services for even more kids and young adults thanks to his heart, strong positive leadership, and keen business acumen.
Joyce Millard Hoie, Executive Director – Raising Special Kids; Phoenix, AZ
Leader of Distinction Award
Parents know that Joyce listens and in turn clearly articulates the needs of their families as an effective advocate. Building from strengths, she is committed to the power of parent leadership, training, mentoring and empowering parents as future leaders and advocates for the needs of their children. She finds joy in translating needs into programs worthy of the funding she tenaciously seeks and secures in order to meet ever growing needs.
Awards, consisting of original custom artwork, were presented to these winners by ONE President Aimee Runyon and Event Sponsor Dr. Susan Kenny Stevens of the Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute, with the assistance of Joe Dana of 12 News as Master of Ceremonies. The awards were presented on the occasion of ONE’s annual Nonprofit Leader Day held on Wednesday, March 29th at the Desert Willow Conference Center following a keynote address by Susan M. Pepin, M.D. of the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust.
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