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GMHC Named a Winner of 2017 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards



Contact: Cub Barrett | 212-367-1561 |

NEW YORK (November 6, 2017)—Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Inc. (GMHC) was named one of three winners of the 2017 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards, the agency announced today. The awards will be presented at a program and networking reception on December 1.

Created and managed by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC), the awards recognize excellence in nonprofit management in areas including governance, finance, diversity, human resources, information technology, fundraising, communications, and overall focus on results. Each winning organization demonstrated excellence in management with innovative and replicable practices, as determined by a 29-member selection committee after going through an intensive nine-month vetting and 360-degree review process of all applicants’ management practices.

“As the AIDS epidemic has changed, GMHC has evolved to provide new services and meet the changing needs of our more than 12,000 annual clients,” said GMHC CEO Kelsey Louie. “To be recognized by the Nonprofit Excellence Awards as we commemorate our 35th year is not only humbling, but an affirmation that we’re doing things right—and making the proper strategic, data-driven decisions to help us end the AIDS epidemic.”

Each year, all 501(c)(3) organizations in the New York City area are eligible to apply for the awards. GMHC and the other two winners, Brooklyn Community Services and Children’s Aid, reflect the wide range of the 45 qualified award applicants from throughout the area. All three winners will participate in the December 1 awards presentation, which will include the Best Practices Workshop, a moderated panel discussion during which they will share the management practices that led to their selection.

“NPCC’s Awards program is a unique opportunity for all nonprofits to assess and receive expert feedback on their management practices. NPCC believes this year’s winners demonstrate innovative and replicable practices and we are pleased to reward their excellence in management,” said Sharon Stapel, President and Executive Director of NPCC. “We are especially excited for the sector to join us at the Best Practices Workshop to learn about the winners’ strategies and approaches to nonprofit management.”

For more information about the Nonprofit Excellence Awards and to register for the December 1 awards presentation and event, visit:


About Gay Men's Health Crisis: Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) is the world's first HIV/AIDS service organization. GMHC is on the front lines providing services to over 12,000 people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Programs include: testing, prevention, nutrition, legal, supportive housing, mental health and substance use services. GMHC also advocates for stronger public policies at the local, state and federal levels with the goal of ending AIDS as an epidemic. For more information, visit