July 13, 2022 / BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Nonprofits, a nonpartisan, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to strengthening nonprofit organizations and networks for greater quality of life and equity for three decades, announces the winners of its ‘Service with Distinction Awards’.
The Awards are at the heart of Maryland Nonprofits’ 30th-Anniversary year campaign, ‘This is the moment to care’, an initiative to address the urgent need for a shift towards an internal culture of care and equity within the nonprofit sector.
“Discussing workplace culture in the context of this moment is critical, especially as many nonprofit staff are women and people of color, and we know the COVID-19 pandemic has added stressors and exacerbated pre-existing class, gender, and racial inequities,” says Heather Iliff, Maryland Nonprofits’ President & CEO.
“Nonprofits depend first and foremost on our staff, volunteers, and boards, and we cannot care for our communities without first caring for the people working to deliver our missions. The ‘Service with Distinction Awards’ are an opportunity to celebrate the incredibly dedicated and compassionate individuals who make our work possible, day-in and day-out.”
The 50 award winners are nonprofit workers serving in positions that do not typically receive formal recognition, such as direct care, in an administrative or support role, working in operations, and/or in an entry-level position. Nominated by their colleagues, each individual is recognized for delivering significant commitment, integrity, compassion, and care for their organizations and their communities. The award winners hail from 43 statewide organizations serving in mission areas like social work, food insecurity, legal aid, environmental protection, and the arts.
The ‘Service with Distinction’ award recipients will be recognized on July 28 during the organization’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, ‘This is the moment to care…and CELEBRATE!’, from 6 PM – 9 PM at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, MD. The headline sponsors of the event are Goldin Group, LLC and Topline CPAs and Advisors.
The family-friendly event, open to the public, will feature music, dancing, food, drinks, and booths and activities from local nonprofits. Children are welcome to attend, and child-centered activities will be available. The museum will be open for guests to explore.
The evening is the keystone event in Maryland Nonprofits’ For more information and to register for the event, visit https://marylandnonprofits.regfox.com/this-is-the-moment-to-care-and-celebrate. For ongoing updates, follow Maryland Nonprofits on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, and visit their website at www.marylandnonprofits.org.
Maryland Nonprofits proudly presents the ‘Service with Distinction’ Award winners:
About Maryland Nonprofits:
For 30 years, Maryland Nonprofits has been the source of capacity-building services for its members, including consulting, training, an annual conference, and the national Standards for Excellence program. Founded in 1992 with 139 charter members, the organization currently has more than 1,350 members across the state.
Maryland Nonprofits has served as a clearinghouse for information during the COVID-19 crisis, advocating for and helping organizations to access relief funding, and working to address the disproportionately negative health and economic impacts the pandemic has had on Black and Latino communities.