YORK, PA – The York County Alliance for Learning (YCAL) is pleased to announce that along with a select few charitable organizations in the region, the organization has been recognized as a finalist in the 2019 Nonprofit Innovation Awards program. [An alphabetical listing of all finalists follows at the end of this press release.] 

An awards breakfast will be held on Wednesday, March 20, from 7:30AM to 10:00AM at the Valencia Ballroom, York to recognize 29 central Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations and their leaders for developing creative ways to help the region’s citizens with limited resources. 

The York County Alliance for Learning was nominated within the category of “Collaborations” for their work with Kinsley Education Center to launch the Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program in 2017-2018. During the program, the winning organization in each category will be revealed and they will receive a check to continue their good work in our community. Everyone is welcome to attend the event, where they can congratulate and network with the honorees. Seats and tables can be reserved online at www.CPBJ.com/events

The 2019 Nonprofit Innovation Awards are made possible by a partnership of the Central Penn Business Journal, the Lancaster County Community Foundation, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), and the York County Community Foundation. The program sponsors include: First National Bank; Maher Duessel; Philadelphia Insurance Companies; Temple University Harrisburg; UPMC HealthPlan and Title N Go. 

For more information about these special awards, please visit www.CPBJ.com/events. Please contact Laura Chanoski with the Central Penn Business Journal at 717-323-5269 or lchanoksi@cpbj.com with any questions. 

List of 2019 Nonprofit Innovation Awards Finalists

Listed in alphabetical order within each awards category. The winner of each category will be revealed during an awards event to be held on Wednesday, March 20 at the Valencia Ballroom, York.

Brand Identity/Unique Marketing Campaign CategoryThese nonprofits have used a new marketing concept to attract financial support, volunteers and/or clients.Christian Churches United of the Tri-County Area Easterseals Western and Central Pennsylvania York Division

Collaboration Category

These nonprofits have executed an innovative program with another organization(s) for a common goal.
Boys and Girls Club of Harrisburg Inc.

Byrnes Health Education Center
Central Pennsylvania Food BankCocoa Packs, Inc.
Lancaster DowntownersRandi’s House of AngelsRotary Club of York
West Shore Symphony Orchestra
York County Alliance for Learning
York County Economic Alliance
York Fresh Food Farms

Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Category

This category identifies and recognizes an exemplary nonprofit leader whose accomplishments have advanced his/her organization and field of service.

Gil Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Hospice of Central PAJordan Steffy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Attollo Prep and Children Deserve a Chance Foundation

Programs Category

These nonprofits have created and implemented programs or events locally to increase the effectiveness of their mission.
Animal Advocates of South Central PA
Dauphin County Bar AssociationFamily First HealthGive Local York
Homestead Village
Leadership Harrisburg Area
Pappus House
The Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society
The Margaret E. Moul Home
The Vista FoundationVale Music Group
Wildheart Ministries