Recognizing Philanthropic Leadership

Do a good deed! The Gateway Giving Awards provide an opportunity to elevate and celebrate excellence in the philanthropic sector. Please help us recognize philanthropic leaders for their outstanding work in the community by nominating an individual or organization that fosters innovation, collaboration and a commitment to impactful giving. Award winners, who are nominated by their grantmaking peers, community members and nonprofits, will be recognized at the Gateway Center for Giving Annual Meeting on January 25, 2019. Click here for information about past honorees. The nomination form for this year is short and sweet, so please take a few minutes to honor a funder!

Award categories emphasize best practices in the field and philanthropic sector leadership:

Excellence in Innovation in Philanthropy Award

Recognizes a grantmaking organization that has put significant support toward an unproven initiative or project that has the potential to yield meaningful community outcomes, OR has engaged in innovative investing strategies. Nominees must be a philanthropic organization or group of philanthropic organizations in Missouri.

Excellence in Collaboration in Philanthropy Award

Recognizes a grantmaking organization that has made collaboration a central tenant of its grantmaking strategy and has shown itself to be an effective collaborator among its grantmaking peers and community partners. Nominees must be a philanthropic organization or group of philanthropic organizations in Missouri.

Emerging Leader in Philanthropy Award

Recognizes an individual who demonstrates generosity of spirit and a commitment to social impact, both professionally and personally. The award winner shows creativity and determination to improve the philanthropic sector and demonstrates great potential for leading the sector in the future. Nominees must be an individual who has worked for 10 years or less in the philanthropic sector in Missouri.

Philanthropic Legacy Award

Recognizes an individual or a family that has made a significant contribution to the philanthropic sector. The award winner has led an initiative or program that has changed the landscape of funding or has made a significant or long-lasting contribution to an innovative program in our region. Nominees must be either an individual or a family who has contributed to the philanthropic sector in Missouri.

Nominations are due by November 2, 2018 and can be submitted through the GCG website here:

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