NGMA’s 2017 Annual Award Recipients

 

Elisa Gleeson

Distinguished Service Award

Benjamin Kofi Quansah

Newton Award

Gloria Shontz

Impact Award/Private Sector

Jessica Parks

Impact Award/Public Sector

Eric Russell

NGMA MVP

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.

Important Dates

Award Nomination Deadline: Completed Annual Awards Nomination Forms (and resume/CV, if applicable) must be received by NGMA (shelly@ngma.org) no later than Friday, December 16, 2016.

Nominees Notified of Decision: Friday, January 27, 2017

2017 Annual Awards Program: NGMA will recognize award winners during NGMA’s Annual Grants Training Program Opening Session on Tuesday, April 18th at 8:30am.

The Awards Program is open to all Annual Grants Training Program attendees.  Award recipients (including group award recipients, such as an office, agency, or department) will be presented with a personalized award.

NGMA’s ANNUAL AWARD CATEGORIES

Newton Award

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.

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