Eddie Stephens Nominated for Volunteer of the Year

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Eddie Stephens, along with 24 other individuals, have been nominated to receive Nonprofits First, “Hats Off NonProfit” Volunteer of the Year Award.

The winner will be announced on October 2, 2018 at the Hats Off Nonprofit Awards at the Harriet Himmel Theater in City Place, West Palm Beach, Florida.  Tickets can be purchased here.

Proceeds raised from this unique event benefit Nonprofits First Education Programs and Rising Leaders. These programs focus on the professional development, leadership, and training our nonprofit community volunteers and employees need to lead and succeed.

The event supports the mission to strengthen the nonprofit sector by maximizing their capacity to deliver services through accreditation, leadership development, education, and management support services.

Here is a list of all of the nominees for all the different categories:

Nonprofit of the Year (Operating budget less than $500,000)

 Arms of Hope Community

Awesome Greyhound Adoptions and the Hounds and Heroes Program

Chariots of Love

Common Ground Community Development

Delray Beach Children’s Garden

Digital Vibez

Funding Working Families

Leadership Palm Beach County

One Root Many Branches Global Outreach

Palm Beach Harvest

The Pet Cottage

Philanthropy Tank

Piper’s Angels Foundation

Restoration Bridge International

Sea Turtle Adventures

Silvie Bells

Unicorn Children’s Foundation

West Palm Beach Police Athletic League

Nonprofit of the Year (Operating budget $500,001-$2.49 million)

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness

Center for Child Counseling

Coalition for Independent Living Options

Compass

CROS Ministries

Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County

Jeff Industries

Milagro Center

Place of Hope at the Leighan and David Rinker Campus

Stand Down, an Initiative of Faith Hope Love Charity

Susan G. Komen South Florida

Villages of Hope

Nonprofit of the Year (Operating budget more than $2.5 million)

211 Palm Beach Treasure Coast

Achievement Centers for Children and Families

Alzheimer’s Community Care

Big Dog Ranch Rescue

Caridad Center

Drug Abuse Foundation

Drug Abuse Treatment Association

Hanley Foundation

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Place of Hope

Trustbridge

Nonprofit Executive of the Year

Sharon Alexander, Unicorn Children’s Foundation

Jaime-Lee Brown, Community Partners

Dr. Linda De Piano, The Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health

Robert DiRocco, HabCenter, Boca

Mary Rebecca Dymond, Hepzibah House

Gregg Francis, PROPEL

Suzette L. Harvey, Prime Time Palm Beach County

Phyllis Turner Jepson, Holy Ground PBC

Scot Kannel, The Arc of The Glades

Noel Martinez, Leadership Palm Beach County

Patrick McNamara, Palm Health Foundation

Owen O’Neil, Clinics Can Help

Michelle Rubin, Autism After 21

Barbara J. Stark, Milagro Center

Nancy Stellway, Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County

Travis Suit, Piper’s Angels Foundation

Krissy Webb, Student Aces

Mary Wong, Listen Learn Care Foundation

Nonprofit Professional of the Year

Anthony Bacchus, Milagro Center

Amy Brand, Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County

Nicole Edwards, Prime Time Palm Beach County

Jeannie Fernsworth, Delray Beach Children’s Garden

Allison Francis, Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County

Gary Graham, United Way of Palm Beach County

Donna Harris, The Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health

Karen Harwood, Palm Beach County Medical Society

Josh Hirsch, Susan G. Komen South Florida

Mabel Leon, Oasis Compassion Agency

Amy Mann, Unicorn Children’s Foundation

Desirae Mearns, Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast

Cathy Olsen, Trustbridge Hospice Foundation

Dr. Shell Persaud-Vasquez, Drug Abuse Foundation

Alexia Savage, United Way of Palm Beach County

Marilyn Schiavo, Take Stock in Children

Lauren Scirrotto, Center for Child Counseling

Jacquie Shorter, Feed the Hungry Pantry of Palm Beach County

Val Stanley, The Lord’s Place

Nonprofit MVP of the Year

Marian French, Families First of Palm Beach County

Cliffette Nicholls, Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida

Jackie Perez, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Ivonne Rodriguez, Unicorn Children’s Foundation

Kayla Rosy, Milagro Center

Chloe Troll, United Way of Palm Beach County

Beth Wilkerson, Alpert Jewish Family and Children’s Service

Nonprofit Volunteer of the Year

Sandy Bell, Love Serving Autism

Lynn Endorf, Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida

Gregory Fried, Unicorn Children’s Foundation

Sharon Friedheim, Historical Society of Palm Beach County

Kay Heisler, Quantum House, Juvenile Department of the 15th District Courthouse West Palm Beach, New Day Adult Day Care at Faith Lutheran Church, Gardens Court Assisted Living

Michael Kohner, Philanthropy Tank, Education Foundation, Estate Planning Council of PBC, Palm Beach Gator Club, Suncoast Foundation

Richard Levine, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties

Denise Mariani, No Kid Hungry, Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, Executive Women of the Palm

Beaches Foundation, Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Jupiter Beach, Leadership Palm Beach County, Nonprofits First

Christopher S. McDermott, Piper’s Angels Foundation, Palm Beach County Cares, New Hope Charities, Glades Initiative

Diana Patrick, Historical Society of Palm Beach County

Tammy Pompea, Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County

Lisa Rabinsky, Scholar Career Coaching

Patricia Rayne, Achievement Centers for Children and Families

Brent Robbins, Connections Education Center of the Palm Beaches

Clayton Rogers, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Claudia Sanchez, Best Foot Forward

Lori Schwenk, Hepzibah House

Danielle Skorski, Take Stock in Children

Eddie E. Stephens, III, Center for Child Counseling, Leadership Palm Beach County, Kelsey Cares

Karen Swanson, Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County

Caroline Villanueva, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County

Jill Weiss, Susan G Komen South Florida

Community Collaborators Award

Achievement Centers for Children & Families, Healthier Delray Beach, Families First of Palm Beach County, Center for Child Counseling, Boys Town, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County

Alpert Jewish Family and Children’s Service and the Mental Health First Aid Coalition of Palm Beach County

The Arc of The Glades and Glades Initiative

The Arc of Palm Beach County and Career Source Palm Beach County

Big Dog Ranch Rescue and Earl Stewart Toyota

The Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia and The Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys and Girls Club

Center for Child Counseling and Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County

Connect to Greatness, Boynton Beach Mayor Steven B. Grant and the Boynton Beach Parks and Recreation Department

Florence DeGeorge Boys and Girls Club and Junior League of the Palm Beaches

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, Duffy’s Sports Grill and Duffy’s Foundation

Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, the City of West Palm Beach, and West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

Leadership Palm Beach County and Resource Depot

Milagro Center and YMCA of South Palm Beach County

Special Needs Advisory Coalition of Palm Beach County

Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County and C. Debra Welch Law Firm

The War on Hunger Collaborative, spearheaded by Living Hungry, with Farm Share, Erica Whitfield, Palm Beach County OCR, SFHC, Sysco and partners from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors

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