NGMA’s 2017 Annual Award Recipients
Benjamin Kofi Quansah
Recognizes outstanding, sustained leadership in the grants management field. Has executed sensitive and difficult assignments in grants policy or grants administration. Has an articulated vision for grants management professionals and has made a difference in the profession.
Distinguished Service Award
Recognizes impact in the grants management field through innovation or creativity as demonstrated by a notable achievement.
Impact Award/Private Sector
Recognizes exceptional contribution in advancing the field of grants management by an individual from the private sector, including but not limited to: business and industry, nonprofit organizations, professional associations, and national publications. This could include a general or specific positive impact on professional grants management practice, methodology, advocacy, partnership, or volunteerism.
Impact Award/Public Sector
Recognizes exceptional contribution in advancing the field of grants management by a public official at the federal, state, or local level, or by a Congressional representative. This could include a general or specific positive impact on professional grants management practice, methodology, advocacy, partnership, or volunteerism.
The purpose of NGMA’s Annual Awards is to:
- Recognize achievement and express appreciation to professionals who demonstrate standards of excellence in grants management expertise;
- Encourage and inspire other grants industry professionals to recognize their potential and elevate their grants management competency; and
- Express appreciation to NGMA’s partner organizations, key stakeholders, and associated colleagues who assist and support NGMA’s mission on many levels.