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Award Winners: Recognizing Philanthropic Leadership


The Gateway Giving Awards

In order to highlight excellence in the philanthropic sector, the Gateway Center for Giving annually recognizes grantmakers for their outstanding work.  Award winners are nominated by grantmaking peers, community members and nonprofits. Award winners will be recognized at the Gateway Center for Giving Annual Meeting on January 26, 2018.

 
The following award categories reflect an emphasis on best practices in the field and philanthropic sector leadership:

·      Excellence in Innovation in Philanthropy
The Excellence in Innovation Award recognizes a grantmaking organization that has put significant support toward an unproven initiative or project that has the potential to yield meaningful community outcomes, OR has engaged in innovative investing strategies. Nominees must be a philanthropic organization or a group of philanthropic organizations in Missouri.

·      Excellence in Collaboration in Philanthropy
The Excellence in Collaboration Award recognizes a grantmaking organization that has made collaboration a central part of its grantmaking strategy, and has shown itself to be an effective collaborator among its grantmaking peers and community partners. Nominees must be a philanthropic organization or a group philanthropic of organizations in Missouri.

·      Emerging Leader in Philanthropy
The Emerging Leader Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates generosity of spirit and a commitment to social impact both professionally, and personally. The award winner shows creativity and determination to improve the philanthropic sector, and demonstrates great potential for leading the sector in the future. Nominees must be an individual who has worked for 10 years or less in the philanthropic sector in Missouri.

·      Philanthropic Legacy Award
The Philanthropic Legacy Award recognizes an individual or a family that has made a significant contribution to the philanthropic sector.  The award winner has led an initiative or program that has changed the landscape of funding, or has made a significant or long-lasting contribution to an innovative program in our region. Nominees must be either an individual or a family who has contributed to the philanthropic sector in Missouri.

Grantmaker nominations are closed for the 2017 Gateway Giving Awards. Award winners will be honored at GCG's upcoming Annual Meeting.


 2016 Gateway Giving Award Award Winner
 Emerging Leader in Philanthropy                                                          Rhonda Smythe, Missouri Foundation for Health                                                            
 Emerging Leader in Philanthropy Allie Chang Ray, Deaconess Foundation
 Excellence in Innovation in Philanthropy                                        The Boeing Company & Wells Fargo Advisors
 Excellence in Collaboration in Philanthropy Monsanto Fund
 Philanthropic Legacy Amy Rome, The Rome Group

 2015 Gateway Giving Award Award Winner
 Emerging Leader in Philanthropy Serena Muhammad, St. Louis Mental Health Board                                                       
 Excellence in Innovation in Philanthropy The Clark-Fox Family Foundation
 Excellence in Collaboration in Philanthropy                                        Express Scripts & the Express Scripts Foundation
 Excellence in Collaboration in Philanthropy The Regional Business Council
 Philanthropic Legacy The Staenberg Family Foundation

 2014 Gateway Giving Award Award Winner
 Emerging Leader in Philanthropy Amy Soper, The Ohana Foundation
 Excellence in Innovation in Philanthropy Sally Barker, The Permutt Fund at the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation
 Excellence in Collaboration in Philanthropy                                        Bridget Flood, Incarnate Word Foundation
 Philanthropic Legacy Mary & Steve Schoolman, Clemence Lieber Foundation

In years past, the Gateway Center for Giving recognized excellence in grantmaking in three categories: Giving is ON TIME, Giving is ON GOING, and Giving is FAR REACHING.  Please see below for winners of these awards, 2008-2013.

Past Award Winners
Year  Giving is On Time  Giving is Far Reaching  Giving is On Going
 2008

 William T Kemper Foundation

Boeing Corporation

 St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste  Management District
 2009
 St. Louis Mental Health Board
Monsanto
 Vatterott Family Foundation
 2010  PNC
The founding organizations of MAP, that are still involved at the Gateway Center:  Monsanto Fund, Nestle Purina PetCare Company, Anheuser-Busch, Emerson, Danforth Foundation, and AT&T / formerly Southwestern Bell. Winston Gifford, formerly of Ralston Purina
 Trio Foundation of St. Louis
 2011
 Maritz
 Daughters of Charity  Foundation
 The Saigh Foundation
 2012
 Assistance League of St. Louis
 Dana Brown Charitable Trust
 Sunnen Foundation
 2013  Missouri Foundation for Health  Emerson  St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste  Management District

 2015 Gateway Giving Award Award Winner
 Emerging Leader in Philanthropy Serena Muhammad, St. Louis Mental Health Board                                                       
 Excellence in Innovation in Philanthropy The Clark-Fox Family Foundation
 Excellence in Collaboration in Philanthropy                                        Express Scripts & the Express Scripts Foundation
 Excellence in Collaboration in Philanthropy The Regional Business Council
 Philanthropic Legacy The Staenberg Family Foundation
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