Awards

2021 Nonprofit Professionals of the Year
December 7, 2021 at 9:00 am

From improving healthcare to ending world hunger to eliminating LGBTQ youth suicide, our 2021 Nonprofit Professionals of the Year honorees have had such a profound impact on making the world a better place.

2021 Nonprofit Professional of the Year: Amit Paley
December 7, 2021 at 8:50 am

As of 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found suicide to be the second leading cause among young people. On top of that, LGBTQ youth are four times more susceptible to attempt suicide than their peers. Amit Paley is on a mission though to end LGBTQ youth suicide, and that work has earned him selection as NonProfit PRO’s 2021 Nonprofit Professional of the Year.

2021 Lifetime Achievement: Atul Tandon
December 7, 2021 at 8:45 am

Atul Tandon may have started his career in the for-profit world, but his decision to serve the world’s extreme poor has led to NonProfit PRO recognizing him with 2021’s Lifetime Achievement award.

2021 Fundraiser of the Year: Bri Seoane
December 7, 2021 at 8:40 am

Bri Seoane, Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area’s vice president of development and strategic partnerships, faced a $1.4 million expected shortfall, but knew the sick children her organization supported still needed help. Her impressive fundraising results landed her as NonProfit PRO’s Fundraiser of the Year.

2021 Board Member of the Year: TJ Lynch
December 7, 2021 at 8:30 am

Thanks to TJ Lynch’s guidance as treasurer and board member, he has helped the nonprofit — which pairs youths with real-world, on-the-job experience — grow substantially. His thoughtful dedication to Hopeworks is what helped him become NonProfit PRO’s 2021 Board Member of the Year.

2021 Technology Professional of the Year: Heather Walker
December 7, 2021 at 8:25 am

Heather Walker became the first female chief information officer for Atrium Health Navicent in July 2020 in the middle of a pandemic that required her to help medical workers handle the technological challenges of COVID-19. Her hard work has resulted in her being named NonProfit PRO’s Technology Professional of the Year.