Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards

UNI Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association Hosts Awards
The University of Northern Iowa’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association honored local nonprofits at the Cedar Valley Nonprofit awards Happy Hour from 3:30pm to 5:00pm on Thursday, April 15th, via Zoom. The happy Hour event recognized the outstanding contributions of local nonprofits, nonprofit leaders, and UNI faculty and staff. Awards are available for individuals and for organizations.
Award Winners
Board Member of the Year – JoAn Headington, UnityPoint Health; and David Deeds, Iowa Heartland
Business Partner of the Year – Veridian Credit Union; Slumberland; and Black Hawk Soil and Water Conservation
Exceptional Nonprofit of the Year – Black Hawk – Grundy Mental Health Center; and EMBARC
Keri Kulish Award for Outstanding Student – Hannah Luce, Waterloo Community Schools Foundation; and Austin Reding
Koob Fund Award for Collaboration – Friendship village, House of Hope: and 24/7 Black Leadership Advancement Consortium
New Nonprofit Employee of the Year – Derek Kimball, Cedar Valley Angels; and Rosario Garcia, Riverview
Nonprofit Staff Leader of the Year – Major’s Shannon and Martin, Salvation Army
Gordon Mac Legacy Award – Beth Knipp; and Lynn Blair-Brecker
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Economic Inclusion Network, EIN
Outstanding Response to the Pandemic – NEIFB/Bard Prather; and Black Hawk County Public Health, MercyOne, People’s Clinic, UnityPoint.
The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is a program of the University of Northern Iowa’s division of Leisure, Youth, and Human Services. The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is a national certification and credentialing program that works to strength the social sector with a talented and prepared workforce.
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