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GMHC Named Finalist for the 2017 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards



Contact: Cub Barrett | 212-367-1561 |

NEW YORK (October 18, 2017)—Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) was named one of six finalists for the 2017 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards, the agency announced today.

The awards, created and managed by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC), recognize excellence in nonprofit management in areas including governance, finance, diversity, human resources, information technology, fundraising, communications, and results. Each year, all 501(c)(3) organizations in New York City are eligible to apply for the awards. The six finalists, which reflect the wide range of nonprofits throughout the five boroughs, were selected from 45 qualified applicants. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in New York City on December 1, 2017.

“GMHC is absolutely thrilled to be recognized as a standout nonprofit by the NPCC, and to be in such esteemed company with the other finalists,” said GMHC CEO Kelsey Louie. “I’m proud to lead an organization that not only dedicates itself to ending the AIDS epidemic, but one whose staff uses proven, data-driven methods to inform the decisions we make to help our 12,000 annual clients. This recognition is about not just the work we do for our clients every single day, but how effectively we do it.”

The five other finalists are Brooklyn Community Services, Children’s Aid, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Inc., Food Bank for New York City, and Girl Be Heard. The 30-member NPCC selection committee chose the finalists following a readiness assessment, formal application, and vetting process that identified management excellence and replicable practices.

“Strong nonprofits help our communities thrive every day,” said Sharon Stapel, President and Executive Director of NPCC. “These six finalists serve as models and provide innovative and replicable practices for all nonprofits. The Nonprofit Excellence Awards recognize management excellence and the winning organizations, while also giving the sector as a whole ideas, strategies, and approaches that they can use to support their own communities.”

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About Gay Men's Health Crisis: Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) is the world's first HIV/AIDS service organization. GMHC is on the front lines providing services to over 12,000 people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Programs include: testing, prevention, nutrition, legal, supportive housing, mental health and substance use services. GMHC also advocates for stronger public policies at the local, state and federal levels with the goal of ending AIDS as an epidemic. For more information, visit