A Night of Light 2015Created in 2001, A Night of Light brings together nonprofit leaders, staff and volunteers along with our community’s most noteworthy corporations and community advocates to celebrate the individuals and organizations that are positively impacting the nonprofit sector. This special fundraising event honors those who are making a commitment to improve our community by believing in and supporting North Texas nonprofits. To date, we have awarded $400,000 in cash awards to 80 organizations.
Awards of Excellence
After a competitive selection process, we will present five exceptional individuals/organizations with the Award of Excellence. This honor includes a $5,000 cash award as well as a $2,500 scholarship towards CNM services. Awards are presented in each of five categories.
- Nonprofit of the Year
- Nonprofit CEO of the Year
- Nonprofit Board Leader of the Year
- Nonprofit Communicator of the Year – in Honor of Robert Miller
- Corporation of the Year
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“Winning Communicator of the Year from CNM Connect was a tremendous honor for our organization. The scholarship awarded as part of the prize allowed us the opportunity to continue building on our team’s skills. The lessons and ‘best practices’ learned during our classes at the CNM have set us down the path to another robust and successful year at Fort Worth Opera.”
“The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was honored to have Tim Durst selected as Nonprofit Board Leader of the Year for his endless commitment and dedication to our mission. This impact continued through the generous prize that was directed toward funding research and helping patients and their families.”
“TXU Energy values the work of nonprofit organizations and we recognize that together we can make our communities strong, resilient and healthy places to live. Our investment in the nonprofit sector provides a return, the ability for nonprofits to work their magic to make our communities thrive. We were honored to receive the Corporation of the Year Award of Excellence from CNM Connect. This “seal of approval” reinforces that our investment in nonprofits, especially the Texas Trees Foundation, is important.”
“The Concilio was extremely honored to receive the 2014 Nonprofit of the Year Award from CNM Connect as we believe this is truly a distinction of value. The $5,000 prize supported the work of our PASE: Parents Advocating for Student Excellence program, which is extremely important to the community because it not only builds parent engagement in education but improves student attendance and classroom behaviors.”