Past Honorees - Academy Awards

Annually Academy for Grassroots Organizations honors the region's top staff, volunteers, and nonprofits for their outstanding service.  

 

             Inland Empire Academy Awards for Nonprofit Excellence™
                                                   Past Honorees

 

Executive Director of the Year

2017
Diana Fox, Reach Out

2015
Ginger Ontiveros, Victor Valley College Foundation

2014
Cynthia Breunig, Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council

2013
Lisa Lawrence, High Desert Community Foundation

2012
C.J. Page, Community Health Action Network

2011
Judy Morris, Moses House Ministries

2010
John Lindsay, Victor Valley Dental Services Program

2009
Catherine Willkinson-Abbott, Sunset Hills Children's Foundation

2008
Christine Briggs, Desert Communities United Way

 

Nonprofit Agency of the Year

2017
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside

2015
Santa Claus, Inc. of Greater San Bernardino County

2014
Reach Out Morongo Basin

2013
Family Assistance Program

2012
Feed My Sheep in the High Desert

2011
New Hope Village

2010
The Salvation Army - Victor Valley

 2009
Inland Community Toolkit

 2008
American Red Cross - High Desert Chapter

 

Nonprofit Employee of the Year

2017
Tracey Rick, Family Assistance Program

2015
Gabriela Pedroza, Family Assistance Program

2014
Alicia Dunn, The Lord's Table

2013
Carrie Hendrickson, Reach Out Morongo Basin

2012
Matthew Coughlin, Moses House Ministries

2011
Ralph Lee, Apple Valley Christian Care Center

 

Adult Volunteer of the Year

2017
Lorrie Hinkelman, Steps 4 Life Community Services

2015
Paul Starks, Parade of Pianos

2014
Lyn Ferrall, C.A.S.A. of San Bernardino County

2013
Doug Donahue, Apple Valley Christian Care Center

2012
Dana Hernandez, Rose of Sharon Life Center

2011
Ralph Lee, Apple Valley Christian Care Center

2010
Mike Boruff, Apple Valley Christian Care Center

 2009
Virginia Davidson & Doris Gilbert, Apple Valley Christian Care Center

 2008
Bill Pyle, American Red Cross

 

Youth Volunteer of theYear

2017
Austin Tran, New Life Foursquare Church, Kids Connection

2015
Jasia Morrison, Don Ferrarese Foundation 

2014
Daniel Escalante, Victor Valley Rescue Mission

2013
Luis Lopez, Apple Valley Christian Care Center

2012
Matthew Briggs, Apple Valley Christian Care Center

2011
Khalil & Najah Williams, Millionaire Mind Kids

2010
Christopher L.
Manghane, Foster & Relative Emphasis

2009
Jacob Preito, Apple Valley Christian Care Center

2008
Kayla Evers, Desert Valley Charitable Foundation