Friends Recognized for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence

For the second year in a row, Friends of the Chicago River was proud to be recognized as a finalist for the Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence on October 20.

The Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management at North Park University annually presents the Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence to recognize and celebrate Chicago area nonprofit organizations that exemplify extraordinary managerial excellence. Friends and the other Finalists were celebrated during a luncheon at the Axelson Center’s annual conference, which this year had a theme of “Synthesizing Strengths: A Nonprofit Sector That Works Together.” Friends’ staff and other conference attendees learned resources and heard inspirational stories about building a workplace infrastructure that enables both collaboration within and with other organizations.

We heartily thank the Axelson Center for this recognition and our congratulations go out to this year’s Nonprofit Managerial Excellence winner Girls on the Run, our fellow finalists, and this year’s Excellent Emerging Organization winner Organized Communities Against Deportation.