2013 Excellence Award Finalists


Excellence Award winners were announced at the Nonprofit Awareness Day celebration at the State House on June 10, 2013.

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Click each category to view finalist profiles.

Excellence in Advocacy 

Crittenton Women’s Union

*The Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (Winner)

The Massachusetts Health Council

LivableStreets Alliance

Excellence in Board Leadership 

*The AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Inc. (Winner)

Nativity School of Worcester

Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra

Victory Programs

Excellence in Collaboration

The Community Gems


*Sharing the Harvest Community Farm (Winner)

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc.

Excellence in Communication 

Boston Pride

Horizons for Homeless Children


*Lowell Association for the Blind (Winner)

Excellence in Innovation

*Addgene (Winner)

Cape Abilities, Inc.

Father Bill’s & Mainspring

Found in Translation

Excellence in Leadership 

Sandra Cotterell, Codman Square Health Center

*Kit Jenkins and Mary Flanery, Raw Art Works (Winners)

Fred Kaelin, Dynamy

Diane Lam, Conservatory Lab Charter School

Young Nonprofit Professional

*Marquis Cabrera, Foster Skills, Inc. (Winner)

Kathryn Libby, Reader to Reader

Elissa Spelman, Breakthrough Greater Boston

Vivien Wu, Asian Community Development Corporation