Celebrate Awards

Thanks for celebrating with us!

Nonprofits, community leaders, and local businesses came together to celebrate the past year of collaboration and community work. Greg Funderburg, Director of Marketing and Stakeholder Relations at Urban League of Greater Chattanooga, and Terran Anderson, VP of Corporate and Community Engagement at United Way, hosted the evening. 

Award Sponsors

Thank you to our corporate partners!

Volunteer of the Year Award

Nonprofit Leader of the Year

Award Winners



Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

2023 Winner – The Bethlehem Center. This new award recognizes an organization that has made significant and intentional strides in advancing equity in our community. This category is focused on leading by example, building deeper community connections, and taking direct action to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in our community.

Nonprofit Organization of the Year

2023 Winner – MetMin – Metropolitian Ministries – This award recognizes an organization that has gone above and beyond to demonstrate dedication to their mission and drive meaningful impact in our community. This organization will show an excellence in collaboration, organizational sustainability, management, and operations.

Nonprofit Leader of the Year

2023 Winner – Kristen Pavlik McCallie – This award is presented to a leader in our community who serves as a guiding light in our community; representing the best that local nonprofits have to offer in terms of driving their mission and impact to create real change.

Innovation in Action

2023 Winner – A Step Ahead Chattanooga- This award recognizes an organization that has boldly brought a new idea to life. This award encompasses unique efforts that increase program effectiveness, increase operational efficiencies, or transform the system.

Volunteer of the Year

2023 Winner – Lamar Selcer – This award recognizes an outstanding individual or group who has demonstrated extraordinary generosity with their time and talent and has made a significant community impact through volunteer service.

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