NYN 2016 Cause Awards

November 02, 2016  
Award Ceremony
Capital Grille
8:30AM - 10:30AM
Event Description

New York Nonprofit Media is proud to present our first ever Cause Awards 2016: honoring individuals, agencies, and philanthropists who this year have made a major impact on the most pressing human services issues of New York's nonprofit sector. Congratulations to our list of winners in each sector:


Nadia Sadloski, The Doe Fund

Elizabeth Strojan, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.


Youth development

Sharod Tomlinson, Berkeley College

Mary Sofianos, St. Christopher's

Mental/Behavioral health

Rod DiMotta, Astor Services for Children and Families

The Samaritans NYC

Aging issues

Release Aging People in Prison

The New Jewish Home


Arab American Family Services

The Long Island Immigrant Children Defense Project


Jessica Maxwell, Children's Aid Society



#15andFunding Coalition - Allison Sesso, Human Services Council, Jennifer Jones, FPWA, James Parrott, FPI

Criminal justice reform

Center for Community Alternatives (CCA)

Kellie Phelan, Hour Children


Disability/access issues

Tunnel to Towers Foundation

The THRIVE Network

Food insecurity/food justice

Angela Pionegro, Mercy Home for Children

Food Bank For New York City


Overall Sector Support

Jonathan Gradess, NYS Defenders Association

Jewish Board


New York Women's Foundation

The New York Bar Foundation


They will be honored in a special print edition of the publication and at an awards breakfast in early November. 

For more information on congratulator ads and VIP table seating, please contact Kelly Murphy at kmurphy@cityandstateny.com or 917 952 4994.