Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards


About The Event

Each year the CFO Awards recognize the often unsung leadership role CFOs have in the important works nonprofits do, working generally behind the scene as a key supporter of the executive director, to keep the organization moving forward.

Co-founded in 2006 by Tate & Tryon and West, Lane & Schlager, this annual event recognizes and honors the contributions of nonprofit financial executives who demonstrate a vision for operational excellence, innovation in finance and management, exceptional leadership and commitment to improving accountability. The nonprofit CFO role has evolved from simply a number cruncher to a big-picture thinker involved in nearly every facet of the organization. Today, CFOs are increasingly involved in setting operational strategy and serving as a strategic leader and advisor to the CEO and board. Despite this expanding role, the contributions of the CFO are often overlooked and rarely recognized.

For this reason, the Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards were founded.

The Hosts

2018 Winners

Joe Janela
Joe Janela
American Pharmacists Association
Margie Erinle
Margie Erinle
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
Mary Jane Morrow
Mary Jane Morrow
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington

2018 Rising Stars

Rick Cohen
National Council of Nonprofits
Tea Gennaro
Téa Gennaro
Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.
Zerihun Haile-Selassie
Zerihun Haile-Selassie
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Dave Jackson
Dave Jackson
American Counseling Association
Warren Sander
Warren Sander
Society for Conservation Biology

2018 Speaker & Schedule

Keynote Speaker:

Ankit Gupta is a machine learning data scientist at Crisis Text Line. He designed and implemented an AI-powered triage algorithm to serve 94% of high-risk texters in under five minutes

By leveraging sentiment analysis techniques, Crisis Text Line triages high-risk texters and establishes a stack ranking mechanism. The solution entails understanding keywords and phrases in close association with imminent risk conversations. By definition, imminent risk conversation is one involving a texter resulting in a suicide attempt or self-harm. You can read more about the solution here.

He completed his master’s degree in Information System Management with a specialization in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to that he worked for close to eight years as a technology consultant and worked with clients in the U.S., U.K., and Nigeria.


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: VIP Reception (Invitation only)
11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Registration
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Luncheon & Awards


Tickets & Award Ceremony Questions:
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Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities:
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Cancellation Policy: If you are not able to attend for any reason, please notify us as soon as possible. Conference cancellations received 10 business days prior to the event are fully refundable. All other cancellations are non-refundable.
No shows will be subject to a $100 fee.