A NIGHT OF LIGHT

Celebrating the Organizations and Individuals Positively Impacting Our Community

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A Celebration of Nonprofit Excellence

2019 a night of light winners

CNM is pleased to honor these individuals and organizations. 

Nonprofit of the Year

2019 Recipient
Agape Clinic

Presented to the nonprofit organization that has best impacted the community through a strategic plan that has furthered the organization’s mission, embedded the mission in the organization’s culture and has used innovative approaches to reach desired outcomes.

 

Nonprofit CEO of the Year

2019 Recipient
Florencia Velasco Fortner (The Concilio)

Presented to the nonprofit CEO/Executive Director who has best demonstrated exemplary leadership and vision. This individual will not only embody the essential characteristics of a leader, but will also have used innovative approaches to achieve measurable gains in employee relations, long-term strategic vision, organizational performance and efficiency.

 

Nonprofit Board Leader of the Year

2019 Recipient
Doug Tonne (Helping Restore Ability)

Presented to the board chairperson or board member who has best contributed to the long-term impact of the nonprofit that he or she serves and whose leadership exhibits best practices in nonprofit governance. This individual links bold vision and ambitious plans to financial support, expertise and a clear focus on measurable outcomes.

Partner of the Year

Presented to the nonprofit organization that has best impacted the community through a strategic plan that has furthered the organization’s mission, embedded the mission in the organization’s culture and has used innovative approaches to reach desired outcomes.

 

Program Leader of the Year

2019 Recipient
Ben Wilkins (Dallas CASA)

Presented to the program leader whose program leadership has made significant impact on the community. Recognized by peers as an outstanding steward of the mission, this person demonstrates innovative approaches to addressing community issues through effective programming that demonstrate strong outcomes.

Special Achievement in the Nonprofit Sector

2019 Recipient
Chad Houser (Café Momentum)

A number of years ago, Chad had a concept to create a restaurant staffed by non-violent juvenile offenders and to work with them to provide them with marketable skills in the hospitality industry and wrap around support so they could begin to break the cycle of violence and crime that most teenaged offenders face. Café Momentum has been a truly bright spot on the Dallas nonprofit landscape.  They have recently received a large grant from a major foundation to take Chad’s “recipe” beyond Dallas.  

 Since its creation in 2001, A Night of Light has awarded more than $530,000 in cash awards to 106 organizations.

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2019 Sponsors

Without our sponsors, A Night of Light would not be possible. Thank you for your support.

Presenting Sponsor

Aurora Borealis CNM Video Sponsor

Polaris Finalist Video Sponsor

Valet Sponsor

Star Finalist Scholarship Sponsors

Gwen & Lel Echols

Saville CPAs

Supernova Award Sponsors

For nearly 40 years, CNM has helped strengthen nonprofits by offering affordable education and management consulting services to our members. We broadened our mission in early 2015 to strengthen communities by connecting and engaging nonprofits and other stakeholders through thought leadership, management expertise and outcomes technology.

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