The 2013 Winner!
New York City Anti-Violence Project empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities.
This award recognizes the outstanding work done by a Board of directors as it dedicates time and resources to achieving its organization’s unique mission.
Good Shepherd Services
Good Sheperd Services works with more than 27,000 New York City children, youth and families through more than 80 programs.
Battery Dance Company
Battery Dance performs on the world's stages, teaches, presents, and advocates for the field of dance. Photo by Darial Sneed
Sadie Nash Leadership Project strengthens, empowers, and equips young women as agents of change in their lives and in the world.
Red Hook Initiative
Red Hook Initiative believes it is the people from a community who have the power to create their own social change.
The Brooke Award
The Brooke Award was established by VCG Governance Matters in 2010 to honor the memory of Brooke W. Mahoney. For thirty-eight years, Brooke served as Executive Director and Innovator-in-Chief of VCG. Long before “good governance” became a discussion topic for the nonprofit sector, Brooke set out to bring diverse, strong individuals into nonprofit board rooms with the goal of creating a “brain trust” to help organizations achieve their mission.
This award allows us to recognize the outstanding work done by a Board of directors as it dedicates time and resources to achieving its organization’s unique mission. The award is supported by a gift in Brooke’s memory from The Rauch Foundation on whose Board she served.