Award for Nonprofit Leadership

The purpose of the award is to recognize a graduate of Francis Marion University’s Non-Profit Leadership Institute or a member of the South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations who has excelled in the management of their organization through organizational and resource development. This award is sponsored by Francis Marion University’s Non-Profit Leadership Institute.


About the Award

Francis Marion University’s Non-Profit Leadership Institute (FMU NPLI) and South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO)’s Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership may be presented to a professional who exemplifies characteristics deemed worthy of this award.  The recipient must be a graduate of FMU’s NPLI or a member of SCANPO.  You may self-nominate.

Recipients will receive a distinguished award to proudly display in their office, registration for the award recipient at SCANPO’s Nonprofit Summit, recognition through FMU’s NPLI website and newsletter(s), state-wide recognition through SCANPO communications with nonprofit, business and foundation sectors and local recognition through the organization’s newspaper media outlets. Additionally, the recipient’s name will be listed on SCANPO’s Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership plaque displayed at the SCANPO office in Columbia.

The recipient will also receive a $500 cash award by Francis Marion University.


NPLI/SCANPO Award for Nonprofit Leadership Winners

2015 – Christina B. JacksonSea Haven for Youth

2014 – Sharon ThomasHelping Hands of Georgetown

2013 – Ginny WallerSexual Trauma Services of the Midlands 

2012 – Cecilia Meggs – Lighthouse Ministries

2011 – Denise Holland – Harvest Hope Food Bank

2010 – Fay Brown – Foothills Alliance

2009 – Kristi King Brock – Anderson Interfaith Ministries

2008 – Jennie W. Peze – Pee Dee Land Trust

2007 – Deborah Francis – Lexington- Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council

For more details about the award and the nomination process, please contact Cheri Richardson, at 843.661.1199 or