Celebrate Awards

Join us May 21st at 5:30 PM for a night of nonprofit magic and celebration at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Tickets go quickly for this event so RSVP today!

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Happy hour cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a show worth dressing up for- what else could you ask for? This beautiful riverfront location next to Coolidge Park is the perfect backdrop to celebrate our local changemakers! RSVP today.

Our Finalists are Here!

Nonprofit Organization of the Year

AIM Center 

CHATT Foundation 

La Paz Chattanooga 

Creative Discovery Museum 


Nonprofit Leader of the Year

Sponsored by Roper Corporation

Rae Young Bond, Chattanooga Medical Society

Rachel Gammon, Northside Neighborhood House  

Deb Socia, The Enterprise Center 

Martina Guilfoil, Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise


Volunteer of the Year

Samantha Maragnano 

Carolyn Perry 

Donna Christian-Lowe 

Stacey Keating 


Award Categories

Nonprofit Organization of the Year

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 excellence in collaboration, leadership, and operations. 

Nonprofit Leader of the Year

This award is presented to a Nonprofit President/CEO 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.

Live United, Not Divided

This award recognizes an organization that has made significant and intentional strides in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community. This category is focused on leading by example, building deeper community connections, and taking direct action.

Innovation in Action

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

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

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