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The 40 Over Forty Award celebrates the dedicated nonprofit professionals who consistently set a high bar for excellence in the nonprofit sector–elevating their organization, the people around them, and the lives of the people who are making a difference in the world.

“It’s been a monumental time of change in everything from the way we drive community impact, engage donors, and support inclusive strategies. The 2022 40 Over Forty Award list highlights the influencers, creators, and executives who have shaped the philanthropic landscape—and are paving the way for what comes next.”

-Trent Ricker, CEO & President, Pursuant


40 Over Forty Award Honorees


J Steven Barnes

Associate Vice President, Duke Health Development & Alumni Affairs


Tammy Bates

National Director Development Operations, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation


Krista Asteriadis Byers

National Director of Annual Giving, JDRF International


Nathan Chappell

Senior Vice President, DonorSearch Ai


Diane J. Clifford

Senior Vice President, Constituent Development & Operations, Share Our Strength | No Kid Hungry


Janet Cobus

Development Director, Can Do Canines


Deniz H. Taşdemiroğlu Conger

CEO & Founder, Illumeworks; Founder & Principal, GoMavi Nonprofit Consulting


LuAnn Davis

Vice President for Advancement, Union College Nebraska


Jessica Dunn

Chief Executive Officer, Leukemia Texas


Eric Frans

Vice President of Philanthropy, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews


Oneisha Freeman

Director of Partnerships & Programs, Inspiredu


Nikki Gaitan

Executive Director of Philanthropy, Loma Linda University Health


Rick Gentry

Client Strategy Senior Director, Merkle


Amika Guillaume

Principal, East Palo Alto Academy; Founder, Deanna Maran Foundation for Non-Violence


Dr. Jacquelyn Hadnot

CEO & President, Igniting the Fire Media Group; CCO, Mallie Boushaye Bath and Body Essentials


Yvonka M. Hall, MPA

Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition


Aliah M. Henry

Chief Executive Officer, The Henry Group


Jeff Hilimire

Co-founder & CEO, Dragon Army; Co-Founder: Ripples Media, The A Pledge, 48in48, and Ripples of Hope


Shawntan Howell

Founder & CEO, Girls Are Powerful


Lara A. Kalafatis

Philanthropy Institute Chair, Cleveland Clinic Foundation


Kerri Kerr

Chief Operating Officer, Avalon Consulting


Steven R. MacLaughlin

Vice President of Product Management, Blackbaud


Christy McWilliams

Vice President of Customer Strategy, Merkle


John Mix

Chief Marketing & Development Officer, Physicians for Human Rights


Pamela B. Mohr

Senior Director of Development, Northwell Health


Leslie B. Mollsen

President & Owner, American City Bureau


Paulette Mulry

Associate Vice President, Children’s Medical Center Foundation


Laran O'Neill

Sr. Vice President & Chief Advancement Officer, Children’s Medical Center Foundation


Hollis Owens

Founder & Executive Director, To Be Like Me


Margaux Pagán

Director of Marketing & Innovation, The Sharing Center


Mary Beth Pate

Enterprise Marketing & Philanthropy Communications Executive Director, Cleveland Clinic


Patrick Rath

President & CEO, United Performing Arts Fund


Renie Prentice Rule

Director of Community Engagement, Restore Hope Arkansas


Lisa Scott

President, TGP Consulting


Deleah Sharp

Founder & Executive Director, Identify Your Dream


Blake Silverstrom

Vice President of Investor Engagement, Biblica


Stephen T. Smith

Senior Vice President, Office of Institutional Advancement, Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health System


Jo Sullivan

Chief Community & Development Officer, Houston SPCA


Marlen Trujillo

Chief Executive Officer, Spring Branch Community Health Center


Bente Weitekamp

Vice President of Development, Community Health Network Foundation

Thank you to our judges!


Jill Clark

Interim Chief Development Officer, USA for UNHCR


Chris Cleghorn

Coach, Advisor & Strategist, Cleghorn Resources Group


Abby Graf Subak

Vice President of Programs and Community Engagement, The Nonprofit Alliance

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