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Friday, Apr 19, 2024

2023 Nonprofit & Corporate Citizenship Awards RECAP


LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

Josh Schimmels



Corporate philanthropy – and the spirit of generosity in general – play an even more important societal role than ever. There are many important and meaningful organizations right here in Los Angeles County doing incredibly important work and we have taken the opportunity to thank and celebrate some of the very best of them with our Nonprofit & Corporate Citizenship Awards.

Held on April 19th at the Biltmore Los Angeles, this very special event gave us a chance to shine a spotlight on the impactful and often heroic work performed by the nonprofit organizations, philanthropic companies, and individual leaders, volunteers and donors in the Greater Los Angeles community. These are the people and organizations that have made a difference. The award honorees and finalists are all detailed in these pages, and as you’ll see, it is an incredibly inspiring class. From the tireless work of nonprofit leaders, teams and programs, to the efforts of individuals and companies who donate their time, funds, and efforts to improve the communities they serve – it was truly a pleasure to pay tribute to this unique Community of Business™.

Another highlight of the event was a fascinating, spirited and insightful panel discussion bringing together some of Los Angeles’ most insightful nonprofit decision-makers, including: Meg Barron, MA, Region 3 Leader and California Southland Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association; Carolyn Ramsay, Executive Director, Los Angeles Parks Foundation; Fatima Djelmane Rodriguez, Chief Executive Officer, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California; Martine Singer, President & CEO, Children’s Institute and Franco Vega, Founder & CEO, The RightWay Foundation. The panelists weighed in on the outlook for corporate giving, best practices in nonprofit management and advice for nonprofits and philanthropists in a post-COVID world.

Special thanks are due to our Platinum sponsors Children’s Institute and The RightWay Foundation who made this section possible and many thanks to you, our readers who have taken the time to consider the needs of your community.


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 2023
NONPROFIT & CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP HONOREES

 

NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR (LARGE)

WEINGART CENTER ASSOCIATION


NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR (MID-SIZE)

EXCEPTIONAL MINDS


NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR (GROWING)

GOLDHIRSH FOUNDATION & LA2050


SOCIAL ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR

THE VILLAGE COOKIE SHOPPE (MHALA)


NONPROFIT TEAM OF THE YEAR

JOY OF SHARING FOUNDATION – HOT MEALS PROGRAM


BUSINESS ANGEL OF THE YEAR

HINES


OUTSTANDING COLLABORATION BETWEEN A BUSINESS AND A NONPROFIT

UNIBAIL-RODAMCO-WESTFIELD / LOS ANGELES URBAN LEAGUE / SWEAT GRIND HUSTLE


OUTSTANDING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

CALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE


FUNDRAISING EVENT OF THE YEAR

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION


MOST INNOVATIVE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

HOPE THE MISSION –
100 HOURS IN A CAR CAMPAIGN


NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR (LARGE)

MARISSA GOLDBERG
Doheny Eye Institute


NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR (MID-SIZE)

CAROLYN RAMSAY
Los Angeles Parks Foundation


NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR (GROWING)

LEE ANN KLINE
STEM Advantage


PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR

BLAKE JOHNSON
The Blake Johnson Alliance


BUSINESS ANGEL OF THE YEAR 

STEVEN MARTINI
Withum


VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

ELLEN TURNER
Turner Techtronics Inc. 


For the list of Finalists:
click here


INSIDE THE SUPPLEMENT

Enhancing, Expanding and Preserving Our Public Parks
The Los Angeles Parks Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 to enhance, expand, and preserve public parks, recreation and open space for the diverse people of Los Angeles.….Read More

Continued Efforts in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s
This past year, excitement bubbled over in the dementia health community when two treatments for Alzheimer’s disease received FDA accelerated approval….Read More

More than 45 Years of Comfort, Care and Support for Children and Families
For more than 45 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California (RMHCSC) has grown its mission to provide comfort, care and support to children and families in Southern California who are…Read More

Celebrating 40 Years in the AAPI Movement
Forty years of advocacy for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) will culminate into a year-long anniversary celebration for the nation’s largest civil rights and legal….Read More 

Helping Children and Families Achieve Emotional Well-Being
Every year, Children’s Institute (CII) helps 30,000 children and families across Los Angeles achieve emotional well-being and educational success, which build pathways to lifelong health and economic mobility….Read More

Five Business Benefits of Giving Back
As business leaders, we should always ask ourselves, “What more can I do?” Today, it’s rare to find a company without a community impact program or giving initiative as part of its business strategy….Read More

Marissa Goldberg: A Profile in Nonprofit Leadership Excellence
For over 75 years, Doheny Eye Institute has been at the forefront of groundbreaking vision research, leading to breakthrough treatments and medical advancements in the Greater Los Angeles area and the world….Read More

Philanthropy Remains Resilient
History shows that philanthropy is resilient and is much less volatile than capital markets. Economic shifts and market unpredictability are more common than not. Some nonprofits may be tempted…Read More

Most Nonprofits Receive Grants from Donor-Advised Funds
Arecent report published by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philathropy at IUPUI and funded by a grant from Schwab Charitable examines nonprofit organizations’ perceptions of donor-advised funds (DAFs) and how nonprofits solicit, manage and steward DAF gifts….Read More

The Benefits of a Stakeholder Philanthropy Approach
Last year, Benevity Inc., a leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today released results of a new survey measuring public sentiment on corporate philanthropy. The findings highlight a growing interest…Read More

 


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View last year’s event recording here.


If you’re interested in sponsoring, speaking or partnership opportunities
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