The Central Penn Business Journal has announced their 2022 Nonprofit Innovation Awards Honorees. Included this year is Melissa Reed, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Keystone. Melissa is named as a nonprofit leadership excellence honoree, which recognizes an innovative nonprofit leader whose accomplishments have advanced his/her organization and positively impacted the community.
“It is a deep honor to be recognized as a nonprofit leader. I am inspired by the other honorees and the collective impact we have on Central Pennsylvania. As President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Keystone, it is my duty to ensure that our patients get the compassionate and expert care they deserve – no matter what. This is the motto that guides me and my team to break down barriers to access and innovate the way Planned Parenthood Keystone delivers care to the 26,000 patients that depend on us. Seeing firsthand how the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacted our patients was the driving force behind our advances in telehealth, new service offerings, and the expansion of sex education and sexual and reproductive care,” stated Melissa Reed.
The Nonprofit Innovation Awards are presented to nonprofits that work to improve Central Pennsylvania in pioneering new ways. The innovation must have taken place between July 2020 and December 2021 and cannot discriminate against any protected class. A top winner and a runner-up in each category will be revealed in a video rollout May 13-19.
The 2022 awards are held in partnership with the Lancaster County Community Foundation, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities and York County Community Foundation.
To be eligible for the awards, the organization must be located in and serve at least one of the following counties: Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and/or York county.
"This year's Nonprofit Innovation Awards recognize the entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen of this year's honorees. The honorees have worked extremely hard during particularly challenging times to assist those they serve," said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, senior group publisher of Central Penn Business Journal. "Central Penn Business Journal is pleased to join Lancaster County Community Foundation, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities and York County Community Foundation in honoring the work done by these incredible nonprofits."
The honorees will be honored through video rollouts May 13-19, on social media and at a happy hour for honorees and sponsors on May 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Wyndridge Farm, 885 S. Pleasant Avenue in Dallastown.
About Planned Parenthood Keystone
Planned Parenthood Keystone has nine health centers in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania and offers a wide range of sexual and reproductive health care services and sex education programming. You can visit ppkeystone.org to find the health center nearest you. For more information about services and programs at Planned Parenthood Keystone, find them on socials @ppkeystone, visit their website ppkeystone.org, or call 1-800-230-PLAN.
About Central Penn Business Journal
Central Penn Business Journal is the leading source of business news and information in Central Pennsylvania for the past 38 years. In addition to breaking news daily on its multimedia news site at CPBJ.com, it publishes a biweekly print edition. Central Penn Business Journal publishes various special focus sections on topics like real estate and construction and mergers and acquisitions in addition to the yearly Book of Lists. It also hosts 10 annual events, including Women of Influence, Reader Rankings, Fastest Growing Companies and Best Places to Work in PA, to recognize excellence and provide leadership opportunities. In addition, Central Penn Business Journal facilitates monthly webinars bringing local experts from the business community together to discuss current topics and trends. Its Digital Marketing Solutions helps customers with social media, search engine marketing and optimization, retargeting, email marketing and more. Central Penn Business Journal and its sister publication, Lehigh Valley Business, which covers business in the Lehigh Valley, are part of BridgeTower Media, one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies with more than 40 print and digital publications in more than 25 U.S. markets.