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Award Winners: Recognizing Philanthropic Leadership


The Gateway Giving Awards

In order to highlight excellence in the philanthropic sector, the Gateway Center for Giving annually recognizes grantmakers for their outstanding work. Award winners are nominated by grantmaking peers, community members and nonprofits. Recent award winners were recognized at the Gateway Center for Giving's Annual Meeting luncheon on January 25, 2019.

 
The following award categories reflect an emphasis on best practices in the field and philanthropic sector leadership:

·      Excellence in Innovation in Philanthropy
The Excellence in Innovation Award recognizes a grantmaking organization that has put significant support toward an unproven initiative or project that has the potential to yield meaningful community outcomes, OR has engaged in innovative investing strategies. Nominees must be a philanthropic organization or a group of philanthropic organizations in Missouri.

·      Excellence in Collaboration in Philanthropy
The Excellence in Collaboration Award recognizes a grantmaking organization that has made collaboration a central part of its grantmaking strategy, and has shown itself to be an effective collaborator among its grantmaking peers and community partners. Nominees must be a philanthropic organization or a group philanthropic of organizations in Missouri.

·      Emerging Leader in Philanthropy
The Emerging Leader Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates generosity of spirit and a commitment to social impact both professionally, and personally. The award winner shows creativity and determination to improve the philanthropic sector, and demonstrates great potential for leading the sector in the future. Nominees must be an individual who has worked for 10 years or less in the philanthropic sector in Missouri.

Philanthropic Legacy Award
The Philanthropic Legacy Award recognizes an individual or a family that has made a significant contribution to the philanthropic sector.  The award winner has led an initiative or program that has changed the landscape of funding, or has made a significant or long-lasting contribution to an innovative program in our region. Nominees must be either an individual or a family who has contributed to the philanthropic sector in Missouri.

 2018 Gateway Giving Award                             
Award Winner
Emerging Leader in Philanthropy
Jenny Lynch, St. Louis County Children's Service Fund
Emerging Leader in Philanthropy
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) St. Louis
Excellence in Innovation in Philanthropy
Franciscan Sisters of Mary (FSM)
Excellence in Collaboration in Philanthropy                                                      
Daughters of Charity Foundation of St. Louis, Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis and Saint Louis MHB








 2017 Gateway Giving Award Award Winner
 Emerging Leader in Philanthropy                                                   Lindsay Matush, Vario Philanthropy                                                           
 Excellence in Innovation in Philanthropy                                  Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
 Excellence in Collaboration in Philanthropy Missouri Foundation for Health                                                                                      






 2016 Gateway Giving Award Award Winner
 Emerging Leader in Philanthropy                                                    Rhonda Smythe, Missouri Foundation for Health                                                         
 Emerging Leader in Philanthropy Allie Chang Ray, Deaconess Foundation
 Excellence in Innovation in Philanthropy                                        The Boeing Company & Wells Fargo Advisors
 Excellence in Collaboration in Philanthropy Monsanto Fund
 Philanthropic Legacy Amy Rome, The Rome Group









 2015 Gateway Giving Award Award Winner
 Emerging Leader in Philanthropy                                                    Serena Muhammad, Saint Louis Mental Health Board                                                
 Excellence in Innovation in Philanthropy The Clark-Fox Family Foundation
 Excellence in Collaboration in Philanthropy                              Express Scripts & the Express Scripts Foundation
 Excellence in Collaboration in Philanthropy  The Regional Business Council
 Philanthropic Legacy            The Staenberg Family Foundation









 2014 Gateway Giving Award Award Winner  
 Emerging Leader in Philanthropy Amy Soper, The Ohana Foundation
 Excellence in Innovation in Philanthropy Sally Barker, The Permutt Fund at the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation  
 Excellence in Collaboration in Philanthropy                                     Bridget Flood, Incarnate Word Foundation
 Philanthropic Legacy Mary & Steve Schoolman, Clemence Lieber Foundation
 2015 Gateway Giving Award Award Winner
 Emerging Leader in Philanthropy Serena Muhammad, St. Louis Mental Health Board                                                       
 Excellence in Innovation in Philanthropy The Clark-Fox Family Foundation
 Excellence in Collaboration in Philanthropy                                        Express Scripts & the Express Scripts Foundation
 Excellence in Collaboration in Philanthropy The Regional Business Council
 Philanthropic Legacy The Staenberg Family Foundation


 2017 Gateway Giving Award Award Winner
 Emerging Leader in Philanthropy                                                   Lindsay Matush, Vario Philanthropy                                                           
 Excellence in Innovation in Philanthropy                                  Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
 Excellence in Collaboration in Philanthropy Missouri Foundation for Health                                                                                      

 2016 Gateway Giving Award Award Winner
 Emerging Leader in Philanthropy                                                    Rhonda Smythe, Missouri Foundation for Health                                                         
 Emerging Leader in Philanthropy Allie Chang Ray, Deaconess Foundation
 Excellence in Innovation in Philanthropy                                        The Boeing Company & Wells Fargo Advisors
 Excellence in Collaboration in Philanthropy Monsanto Fund
 Philanthropic Legacy Amy Rome, The Rome Group
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