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The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, in partnership with the Pikes Peak Funders Forum, is proud to announce the recipients of the 16th Annual Partners in Philanthropy Awards. These individuals, corporations, and grant-makers represent the philanthropic community’s strong commitment to improving quality of life in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region.

The 2015 Award Recipients are:

Susie Burghart – Nonprofit Philanthropic Champion

Heuberger Motors – Outstanding Corporate Philanthropy

Mountain View Electric Association, Inc. – Outstanding Small Business Philanthropy

Doherty High School Student Council – Outstanding Youth Group

Nutrition Camp School Foundation – Outstanding Grant Making Organization

Melanie and Randy Lindsay-Brisbin – Outstanding Individual Donor

Chelise Foster, Waldo Waldo 5K – NextGen Leadership in Philanthropy

Peggy Shivers – Barbara Yalich Innovation in Philanthropy

Awards will be presented on Wednesday, October 7 at 11:30 am in The Broadmoor’s International Center. Mayor John Suthers will provide welcome remarks, while Mary Shipsey Gunn, Director of Philanthropy at the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, will serve as the luncheon’s keynote speaker.

Partners in Philanthropy is planned each year by the Pikes Peak Funders Forum and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, with event proceeds furthering CNE’s efforts to transform the nonprofit sector in the Pikes Peak Region. Additional information regarding individual tickets and sponsorship opportunities is available at

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