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Seen at the annual reception of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan are Linda C. Hartley, co-chair, Nonprofit Leadership Summit Nonprofit Innovation Awards committee, left, first prize Innovation Award winners Amanda Langseder of Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC), Damola Akinyemi of Ayo Fitness for the CRMC Warrior Kids program, and Elizabeth Rowley, president and CEO, Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan.

Nonprofit Innovation Awards announced

BETHEL, NY — Linda C. Hartley, co-principal of H2Growth Strategies, announced the five Nonprofit Innovation Award winners at the annual reception for the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. The awards marked the final distribution of the funds raised by the Nonprofit Leadership Executive Committee, which produced the annual Nonprofit Leadership Summits at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts from 2010 to 2016.

The first prize of $5,000 was awarded to Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) for its Warrior Kids Program, a community program that teaches healthy behaviors to children and youth development staff. In partnership with Ayo Fitness, the Boys & Girls Club, and Eat Smart New York, the program aims to reduce obesity.

Second prize winners, each for $2,500, were awarded to Catskill Mountainkeeper’s FarmHearts program, which helps local farms remain viable; and Ride 2 Survive, which provides financial supplements to cover transportation expenses for cancer patients for medical appointments.

Honorable mentions of $1,000 each were awarded to ENGN, a civic creative center in Callicoon for its “What Makes a Village Pop Up,” a program that collects data from youth in Monticello in places where they already congregate, and Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County, for its new, free, online tutor-training program, “Intake to Outcomes.”


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