Our friend Maureen Powers, CEO of the YWCA Lancaster, is a finalist for the Nonprofit Leadership Excellence honor in Central Penn Business Journal’s Nonprofit Innovation Awards. The program honors local community service and the Leadership Excellence category recognizes “an exemplary nonprofit leader.”

Maureen is exemplary – and a whole lot more. We’ve worked with her and YWCA Lancaster on their Race Against Racism for 16 years. Now, we are excited to be helping with their 125th anniversary celebration. Maureen has been the organization’s CEO for 28 years, demonstrating compassionate leadership and unparalleled dedication.

We are sure that all of the finalists for the Nonprofit Leadership Excellence award are dedicated and deserving. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on February 28. Regardless of the outcome that day, in our view, Maureen already is a winner.