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.