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UNI to host nonprofit awards luncheon

February 23, 2012

Julianne Gassman, director, UNI Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association, 319-273-2204,

Beth Messerli, student, luncheon committee member,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association will host the eighth annual Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 13, in the UNI Commons Ballroom.

During the luncheon, leaders of local nonprofits will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the community. Award categories include Business Partner of the Year, Nonprofit Staff Leader of the Year, Nonprofit Board Member of the Year, Koob Award for Collaboration, Gordon Mack Award for Student Leadership, Legacy Award, New Nonprofit Employee of the Year and Exceptional Nonprofit of the Year. The organization recognized as the Exceptional Nonprofit of the Year will receive a cash gift of $1,000, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, in recognition for their outstanding efforts.

Anyone can submit a nomination, and there is no limit to the number of nominations that may be submitted. Nomination forms are available at the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance website, Nominations are due Monday, March 19.

For additional information, contact Julianne Gassman, director of UNI's Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association, at 319-273-2204 or or Beth Messerli, UNI senior and committee member, at