Award Categories

Catalyst Award

Presented to an advisor who has been an active stimulus for positive change and displayed entrepreneurial vision and leadership to a non-profit organization for at least 3 years. This may have been demonstrated by rejuvenating their organization from failing to thriving or helping to launch a new nonprofit organization.

Community Service Award

Presented to an advisor who has made an outstanding impact on a community through managerial contributions to a non-profit organization for at least 3 years. This includes serving with distinction as a fundraiser, board member, or other executive position.

Global Community Impact Award

Presented to an advisor who has made a lasting impact on a community in another country by actively serving as a volunteer for at least 3 years with a charity whose primary mission is to help those who live outside the United States.

Volunteer of the Year Award

Presented to an advisor who has made a significant impact on a non-profit as a volunteer of at least 3 years by creating, implementing, or managing a project or program that has moved the organization forward and has made a lasting impact on his or her community.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Presented to an advisor who has made a profound contribution to a non-profit organization through an established history of distinguished service, where he or she exhibited leadership, provided inspiration, and gained recognition and respect from peers and the community over a period of at least 10 years, helping the organization evolve and creating a lasting impact on the future of the organization.

Corporate Philanthropy Award

Presented to a company that has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to encouraging philanthropic activities amongst its employees, financial advisors and senior leaders. There are two award sub-categories: Advisory Firms and Financial Institutions.


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