INAUGURAL

AWARD CEREMONY

The Inaugural New York City Imagine Awards, the premier event that shines the spotlight on the nonprofit sector, was held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at the Edison Ballroom. We are extremely excited to bring the Imagine Awards to New York City and its surrounding boroughs. This event has been a mainstay of the Long Island nonprofit sector for the last nine years, so to be able to introduce this to the New York City marketplace is amazing. We will continue to make this an annual event in NYC!

This gala event was created to offer formal acknowledgment to some of the City’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations. 501(c)(3) nonprofits located in and/or significantly serving The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island are eligible to apply across five categories, Arts & Culture; Innovation; Leadership Excellence; Rising Star; & Social Impact, with the winner in each category winning a $5,000 grant. In addition, the 20 finalists, 4 in each category, will each receive a professionally produced video, which will be showcased the night of the event.

OUR FOUNDER

Ken Cerini

Ken Cerini, CPA, CFP, FABFA

Managing Partner

OUR EMCEE

Crystal Cranmore

Race and Culture Reporter
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JUDGES

WINNERS VIDEOS

EVENT PHOTOS

FINALISTS

AETNA RISING STAR AWARD

ALD Alliance

Children of Promise, NYC

Getting Out Staying Out (GOSO)

ALLIANT LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD

Avenues for Justice-Angel Rodriguez, Executive Director and Co-Founder

Children of Promise, NYC – Sharon Content, CEO and Founder

Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) – Rachel Lloyd CMG, Founder & CEO

Transitional Services for New York, Inc. (TSINY) Larry S. Grubler, Psy.D., CEO

CERINI & ASSOCIATES SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD

Association to Benefit Children

City Harvest

Henry Street Settlement

The Ali Forney Center

THE CLAIRE FRIEDLANDER FAMILY FOUNDATION ARTS & CULTURE AWARD

Alliance of Resident Theatres

BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance

DreamYard Project

Museum of the City of New York

SPONSORS

NONPROFIT RESOURCE HUB INNOVATION AWARD

EB Research Partnership

FABSCRAP, INC

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC)

YAI

PLATINUM SPONSORS

COCKTAIL RECEPTION SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSORS

BRONZE SPONSORS

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