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NPT Power & Influence Top 50 Gala spotlighted sector movers and shakers.

Nonprofit leaders from around the country gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18 for the annual The NonProfit Times' Power and Influence Top 50 Gala.

Unveiled annually in the Aug. 1 edition of The Nonprofit Times, the Power & Influence Top 50 recognizes leaders who help move the sector forward. Among the returning honorees in attendance this year were Diana Aviv of Independent Sector, Donna Butts of Generations United, Tim Delaney of the National Council of Nonprofits, and Gregory Lewis of the True Colors Fund.

Among the first-time honorees were Sonya Campion of the Campion Foundation, Michael Chatman of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Elizabeth Darling of the OneStar Foundation and Jacob Harold of GuideStar.

Henry Timms of the 92nd Street Y in New York City was the winner of the second annual NPT Influencer of the Year award for his work with #GivingTuesday.

Sponsors of the event were Abila Software, CharityEngine, Mitch-Stuart, Inc., Moore DM Group and Starbucks.

A. Honoree Stephen Heintz (Rockefeller Brothers Fund), guest Tom Campion, honorees Sonya Campion (Campion Foundation) and Michael Piraino (National CASA) B. Guest Speaker Cindy Lott C. Sponsors from Abila Software including Cooper Caywood, Krista Endsley, Tad Druart and Howard Pollack D. Honoree JoAnn Jenkins (AARP) and guest Frank Jenkins E. Seated: Guest Peggy Finn and honoree James Firman (National Council on Aging). Standing: Guest Bill Libro, honorees Donna Butts (Generations United) and Irv Katz (National Human Services Assembly), guest Beth Katz and honoree Michael Piraino (National CASA) F. Seated: Guest Mary Tempel, sponsors from Starbucks Dennis Brockman and Victor Heutz, and guest Jacqueline Copeland- Carson. Standing: Honorees Eugene Tempel (Lilly Family School of Philanthropy) and Emmett Carson (Silicon Valley Community Foundation) G. Honorees Jeffrey Bradach (Bridgespan Group), Sonya Campion (Campion Foundation), Stephen Heintz (Rockefeller Brothers Fund), Diana Aviv (Independent Sector), Jim Gibbons (Goodwill Industries International), Michael Piraino (National CASA) and Fr. Larry Snyder (Catholic Charities USA) H. Seated: Jim Moore of sponsor Moore DM Group, guest Frank Jenkins, honoree JoAnn Jenkins (AARP). Standing: From sponsor Moore DM Group divisions include Ellen Roeder (Moore DM Group), Angela Struebing (CDR Fundraising Group) and Kathy Calta (Barton Cotton) I. NPT Founder & CEO John McIlquham honors gala founding sponsors Stuart Paskow and Michelle Cohen of Mitch-Stuart, Inc. J. Honorees Rabbi David Saperstein (Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism), Fr. Larry Snyder (Catholic Charities USA), Jim Gibbons (Goodwill Industries International) and guests Tami Gibbons, Sr. Linda Yankoski and Daphne Price.

K. Honoree and NPT Influencer of the Year Henry Timms (92nd Street Y) and NPT Staff Writer Patrick Sullivan L. Honoree Lisa Paulsen (Entertainment Industry Foundation) and Hossein Noshirvani of event sponsor CharityEngine M. Guest June Amling and honorees Tim Delaney (National Council of Nonprofits) and Elizabeth Darling (OneStar Foundation) N. Seated: Guest Tina Johnson, Honoree Nick Johnson (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) and Scott Vail of The Nonprofit Times. Standing: Honoree Michael Silberman (Greenpeace), Hossein Noshirvani and Leyla Ghorbani of event sponsor CharityEngine O. NPT Editor-in-Chief Paul Clolery P. Honorees Michael Chatman (Community Foundation of the Ozarks) and Andrew Watt (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Q. Seated: Guest Kathleen Lobb, NPT Senior Editor Mark Hrywna and honoree Wayne Pacelle (Humane Society of the United States). Standing: Honoree Lisa Paulsen (Entertainment Industry Foundation), guest Marnie Lewis, honoree Gregory Lewis (True Colors Fund) and guest Lisa Fletcher R. Honoree John Graham (ASAE/The Center for Association Leadership) and gala sponsor Michelle Cohen of Mitch-Stuart. S. Seated: Honoree Jim Gibbons (Goodwill Industries International) and guest Tami Gibbons. Standing: Peter Manfre of The Nonprofit Times, honoree Dara Richardson-Heron (YWCA USA) and guest Aisha Richardson T. Guest Eve Rutzen, honorees Douglas Rutzen (International Center for Not-For-Profit Law) and Jacob Harold (GuideStar) and guest Carolyn Sufrin U. Guest Kamala Buchanan and honorees Phil Buchanan (Center for Effective Philanthropy) and Diana Aviv (Independent Sector) V. Honorees Eileen Heisman (National Philanthropic Trust) and Emmett Carson (Silicon Valley Community Foundation)
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Title Annotation:The Non Profit Times POWER & INFLUENCE TOP 50 '14; The Nonprofit Times
Publication:The Non-profit Times
Article Type:Awards list
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Date:Nov 1, 2014
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