Honoring Excellence

Thanks for helping us celebrate!

Pictured L-R, Kurt Franck, President/General Manager and Executive Editor, The Toledo Blade; Tiffany Adamski, Executive Director, TutorSmart; Rori Quinonez, Executive Director, SAME Café; Stephen A. Rothschild, Chief Executive Officer, Jewish Federation of Toledo; Rick Russell, President and CEO, Hospice of Northwest; and Keith Burwell, President, Greater Toledo Community Foundation


To see all past recipients, click here.

Local nonprofit organizations nominated themselves for these awards, and winners were chosen by a committee comprised of sponsor representatives and a past recipient of the awards. Winners receive a one-of-a-kind glass award, $7,500 in unrestricted grant money from Greater Toledo Community Foundation and $1,000 in unrestricted grant money from The Andersons, plus a half-page ad in The Blade.

About the Awards

Excellence in Collaborative Programming

Excellence in Organizational Operations

Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo – This organization creates programs within the Jewish community between and among congregations including interfaith efforts, social action and meeting broad community needs. Their programs and services aim to enhance the health, welfare, education and cultural awareness of the entire Jewish community.  Since 2022, it has made over 65 grants totaling nearly $85,000 to local secular charities. They support the communities in which they live.

Excellence in Strategic Action