Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year Award


In honor of its 10th Anniversary, YNPN Cleveland presented the inaugural Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year Award in 2019. Through this award, YNPN Cleveland honors young, nonprofit professionals that have made a significant impact on the nonprofit sector and the city of Cleveland through their work and community efforts. We seek candidates who are current or aspiring leaders within their field, and are actively working to make a difference within the nonprofit sector and the Cleveland community as whole. Nominations are submitted by on behalf of the nominee by supervisors, co-workers, peers, mentors, and friends.


The deadline to submit nominations for the 2020 award has passed. We look forward to announcing the winner shortly!





Brian Schultz

Manager of the Funding Information Network | Candid

More about our 2019 award winner



More about our 2019 award nominees


Ashley Basile Oeken

President | Engage! Cleveland


Michael Bernot

Director of Advancement | West Side Catholic Center


Amy Btiebet

Executive Director | Crohn's & Colitis Foundation


Audrey Bucholtz

Development Coordinator | Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center


Heather Englander

Director, Business & Community Engagement | Business Volunteers Unlimited


Kristen Glazer

Senior Manager of Donor Relations | Greater Cleveland Food Bank


Daniel Hamilton

Operations Manager | LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland


Grace Heffernan

Sr. Project Manager, Policy & Special Project | Towards Employment


Erin Huber

Founder & Executive Director | Drink Local, Drink Tap


Meghan Marano

Associate Banking Advisor | PNC Bank


Polly Mytinger

Campaign Specialist | The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


Christine Stonebraker-Martinez

Co-Director | The InterReligious Task Force on Central America and Columbia


Simone Swanson

Community Liaison | The Gathering Place

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