Non Profit Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions

Join us for the PR News NonProfit PR Awards Luncheon on December 4, 2008 as we salute the winners and honorable mentions of the NonProfit PR Awards. This must attend industry event, will honor the most talented communicators and teams in the NonProfit sector.

The luncheon will be filled with excitement from the award winners, great food and entertainment; all while you mingle with top nonprofit PR professionals.

Emily Callahan
Managing Director
Marketing Communications,
Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Keynote Topic:
Nonprofit Challenges in
Tough Economic Times


Event Registration:

Per Person $325.00 Table of 10 $3,250.00


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PR News NonProfit PR Finalists 2008

Advocacy Campaign & Fundraising

  • AAA Mid-Atlantic for Delaware Teen Driving Day
  • American Heart Association for You're the Cure on the Hill 2008
  • Canadian Urban Transit Association for Making Transportation in Canada a Priority
  • USGBC Marketing, Communications and Advocacy Teams for Greening America's Schools Campaign
  • The ONE Campaign for One Campus Challenge


  • Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation for Blog: uwishunu
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for "2008 NFPA World Safety Conference & EXPO Blog"
  • The Humane Society of the United States for Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Halton Region for Be a Hero. Be a Voice for Affordable Housing
  • Porter Novelli for HGTV Change the World. Start at Home
  • MS&L Worldwide for Ferrero Chocolates' "Share Something Sweet" Campaign
  • MWW Group for Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope Exceeds Expectations with MWW Group
  • Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America for The Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Corporate/Nonprofit Partnerships

  • Illinois Department of Transportation, Ford Motor Company Fund and The Allstate Foundation for Illinois Operation Teen Safe Driving
  • Cone and Jiffy Lube International for Jiffy Lube Maintenance Partners for Life
  • Cone for The American Heart Association's Sponsorship with Campbell Soup Company
  • Dunkin Brands with Carmichael Lynch Spong Serving the Community with Cups and Cones
  • Home and Garden Television for HGTV Change the World. Start at Home
  • US Airways and Reading Is Fundamental for The "Fly with US. Read with Kids." Campaign

Employee Communications

  • Bloomington Hospital for We are Bloomington Hospital
  • Peel Disctrict School Board for Bill 212 Communications Package
  • Porter Novelli for Noblis Internal Brand Campaign

Event PR

  • Deveney Communications for "Only in Louisiana: A Celebration of Music, Culture and Business"
  • Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation forEvent PR: Ben + Betsy Wedding
  • McFarland Cahill Communications for Promoting Minneapolis Saint Paul for the Republican National Convention
  • Jones New York In The Classroom with Ogilvy Public Relations and Group M
  • Story Teller Media & Communications for Play Golf Minnesota Week
  • World Wildlife Fund for Earth Hour - A Global Statement on Climate Change

External Publication

  • American Cancer Society for Measuring Progress
  • Office Depot Foundation Office for 2007 Report to the Community
  • The Mount Sinai Medical Center for Mount Sinai Global
  • United Way Toronto for Losing Ground the Persistent Growth of Poverty in Canada's Largest City

Fundraising/ Membership Campaign

  • Amethyst Women's Addiction Centre & Impact Public Affairs for Amethyst Track Challenge
  • NAIOP for Developing Leaders
  • Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide for The Appraisal Institute Recruitment Campaign
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center for Innovations in Medicine

Interactive PR & Marketing

  • Carolyn Grisko & Associates Inc. for Donate Life Illinois - "I am. Are you?" Campaign 
  • Edelman New York for Yale University's Open Yale Courses
  • Fleishman-Hillard, London for P&G Science in the Box - Sustainability in the Home
  • National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions for N.A.C.H. Family Advocacy Day
  • United Nations Foundation for Deliver the Net, United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets Campaign 

Internal Publications

  • AICPA's Team Network News
  • Bloomington Hospital for The Molecule News
  • The Mount Sinai Medical Center for Dean's Report - The News of the Year, The Work of Decades
  • United Nations Foundation & Vodafone Foundation Technology Partnership for Mobile Technology for Social Change


  • Alliance to Save Energy for Drive $marter Challenge
  • Cone and the American Heart Association for Start! Movement
  • MarketWave for Walk Like MADD
  • Public Communications, Inc. and Museum of Science Industry for STAR WARS: Where Science Meets Imagination
  • U.S. Navy Office of Information for Presenting a New Maritime Strategy to the Nation

Media Relations

  • Porter Novelli for HGTV Change the World. Start at Home
  • Newseum for Newseum Launch
  • Porter Novelli for Mental Health America: Ranking America's Mental Health
  • The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for AICPA: Helping Americans Get on the Right Financial Track

Member Communications

  • National Biodiesel Board, with Visionworks Marketing & Communications for 2007 Annual Report
  • Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide for The Appraisal Institute Recruitment Campaign
  • Rotary International for Humanity in Motion IV


  • American Chemical Society for Bytesize Science
  • American Society for Microbiology for MicrobeWorld Video
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for "NFPA Podcast"

Press Release

  • Canadian Library Association + Impact Public Affairs Concerned about Copyright
  • Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide for The Flower Promotion Organization and the Society of American Florists
  • The Soap and Detergent Association and The American Society for Microbiology with Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide - "The Dirty Truth About America's Handwashing." 
  • Univ of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for Skinny Gene

PR on a Shoestring

  • Amethyst Women's Addiction Centre & Impact Public Affairs for CEO Challenge: Race Against the Mayor
  • Deveney Communication for Only in Louisiana: A Celebration of Music, Culture and Business"
  • Energy Education Council for "Teach Learn Care (TLC)" PSA Campaign
  • Seattle City Light for Skagit River Cleanup

Public Service Campaign

  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority for MTA "If You See Something, Say Something," 2008
  • National Treasury Employees Union for Federal Employees… They Work for U.S.
  • Intrepid for "Litter Hurts"
  • The Vision Council for "Sight Matters: Look into Your Eyes" PSA Campaign
  • United Way of America for United Way's Born Learning Campaign

Volunteer Program

  • Cone for T-Mobile Huddle Up
  • National Catholic Educational Association for Birthday Blessings for Pope Benedict XVI
  • United Way of America for United Way Day of Action

Web Site

  • AAIA for Presidential Candidate Press Release
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for CDC Launches Online Newsroom: A one-stop source for health information
  • Open Books Ltd. For The Open Books Web Site
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation for
  • The Personal Care Products Council for

PR Prof of Year: Director, VP and above

  • Aaron Hurst, Taproot Foundation
  • Taryn Holowka, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Theresa Kim, EngenderHealth

PR Prof of Year: Manager Level

  • Michelle Alvarez, AARP Media Relations
  • M. Shawn Farley, American College of Radiology
  • Scott L. Hippert, Virginia Early Childhood Foundation
  • Shane Peck, Missouri Dept of Transportation

Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsorship of the NonProfit PR Awards Luncheon and the PR News NonProfit PR Issue, please contact PR News VP & Group Publisher, Diane Schwartz at (212) 621-4964; [email protected].