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TOLEDO, OH, September 30, 2019 – Greater Toledo Community Foundation and The Blade will present the ninth annual Nonprofit Innovation & Excellence Awards at a special breakfast and awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 15 at 8am at The Premier on Heatherdowns Blvd. The awards recognize local nonprofit organizations that stand out for their contributions to our community.

Innovation Awards 2019

Christa Luttmann, NWO Liaison to Governor Mike DeWine, will be in attendance and present Proclamations from Governor Mike DeWine to each of the award winners.

GreaterToledo Community Foundation and The Blade, in partnership with The Center for Nonprofit Resources, collaborated to create these awards to recognize local nonprofit organizations for their contributions to our community. “We recognize that the nonprofit sector plays a critical role in enriching and improving the lives of people throughout northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan,” states Keith Burwell, president of Greater Toledo Community Foundation. “We are thrilled that the Governor of the State of Ohio is joining us in this recognition, which is much deserved for all of our local nonprofit organizations.”
Reserved seats, which include breakfast, are $15 each or $140 for a table of ten. Go to to reserve your seats today. The deadline for reservations is October 4, 2019.

In addition to Greater Toledo Community Foundation, The Blade and The Center for Nonprofit Resources, the 2019 Northwest Ohio Nonprofit Innovation & Excellence Awards ceremony and breakfast are sponsored by Buckeye Broadband, WTVG-13abc, The Andersons, Eidi Properties and Monroe Superstore Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep/Ram.

Greater Toledo Community Foundation is a public charitable organization created by citizens of our community to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families in our area. In existence since 1973, the Foundation has more than 860 funds with assets of approximately $300 million. The Foundation provides philanthropic services for individuals, families, businesses and corporations to meet their charitable giving needs. For more information about Greater Toledo Community Foundation, visit or follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn.

The mission of The Center for Nonprofit Resources is to ensure nonprofit organizations in our region have the information and resources required to operate in an efficient and effective manner. For further information about The Center, visit or contact Heather Bradley, Director, at

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