Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year Award

In honor of its 10th Anniversary, YNPN Cleveland presented the inaugural Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year Award in 2019. Through this award, YNPN Cleveland honors young, nonprofit professionals that have made a significant impact on the nonprofit sector and the city of Cleveland through their work and community efforts. We seek candidates who are current or aspiring leaders within their field, and are actively working to make a difference within the nonprofit sector and the Cleveland community as whole. Nominations are submitted on behalf of the nominee by supervisors, co-workers, peers, mentors, and friends.

2021 nominations are now closed. Nominations are accepted each Spring.

Past Award Winners & Nominees

Past nominees are listed below. Winners are indicated in bold. Congratulations to all on your accomplishments and your dedication and passion for the nonprofit sector!

Michael Bernot | Director of Advancement, West Side Catholic Center

LaToya Logan | Executive Director, Project LIFT Services

Maria Rouzzo | Executive Assistant & Office Manager, Greater Cleveland Film Commission

Jennifer Salkin | Development & Engagement Manager, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

Madeline Wallace | Director of Development, Joseph’s Home

Khush Baig | Program Manager, Cleveland Clinic

Audrey Bucholtz | Development Coordinator, Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center

Ian Charnas | Director of Innovation & Technology, Think[box]

Rachel Ciomcia | Executive Vice President, Cleveland Leadership Center

Tom Heines | Founder, Empower Sports

Marcela Lopes | Associate Director of Community Partnerships & Programming, Cleveland Play House

Ashley Basile Oeken | President, Engage! Cleveland

Michael Bernot | Director of Advancement, West Side Catholic Center

Amy Btiebet | Executive Director, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Audrey Bucholtz | Development Coordinator, Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center

Heather Englander | Director, Business & Community Engagement, Business Volunteers Unlimited

Kristen Glazer | Senior Manager of Donor Relations, Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Daniel Hamilton | Operations Manager, LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland

Grace Heffernan | Sr. Project Manager, Policy & Special Project, Towards Employment

Erin Huber | Founder & Executive Director, Drink Local, Drink Tap

Meghan Marano | Associate Banking Advisor, PNC Bank

Polly Mytinger | Campaign Specialist, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Brian Schultz | Manager of the Funding Information Network, Candid

Christine Stonebraker-Martinez | Co-Director, The InterReligious Task Force on Central America & Columbia

Simone Swanson | Community Liaison, The Gathering Place