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Max Hart Nonprofit Achievement Award

MaxHart_Award_blueCongratulations 2017 Max Hart Nonprofit Achievement Award winner Susan Loth! 

The DMA Nonprofit Federation recognizes outstanding achievement in the nonprofit sector with two annual awards, one for individual achievement and one for organizational excellence. Nominations are reviewed by the Federation’s Awards Committee and a recommendation is made to the Advisory Council for final approval.

The Max Hart Nonprofit Achievement Award, presented annually at the Washington Nonprofit Conference, recognizes outstanding career accomplishments by a fundraising professional. The recipient is determined based on the following criteria:

  • is a professional fundraiser with either a nonprofit organization or a service provider
  • is a respected authority on fundraising practices
  • has demonstrated achievement, innovation, and leadership in the marketing community throughout his or her career
  • serves as a source of inspiration and encouragement to others by exemplifying the highest standards in his or her work
  • is committed to the professional development of others through shared knowledge and mentorship

Congratulations to our 2017 recipient!

Susan Loth of DAV (Disabled American Veterans)

Join us at the Washington Nonprofit Conference on February 23 for a Gala Luncheon to celebrate Susan!


Past winners

2016 — Joan Wheatley
2015 — Geoffrey W. Peters, Moore DM Group
2014 — Sherry Minton, American Heart Association
2013 — Lynn Edmonds, LW Robbins
2012 — Charles L. “Chuck” Longfield, Blackbaud
2011 — Carol Portale, March of Dimes
2010 — Kory Christianson, St. Joseph’s Indian School
2009 — Mal Warwick, Mal Warwick Associates
2008 — Kelly Browning, American Institute for Cancer Research
2007 — Larry May, Direct Media/May Development Services
2006 — Christopher Cleghorn, Easter Seals
2005 — Raymond Grace, Creative Direct Response
2004 — Morris Dees, Southern Poverty Law Center
2003 — Roger Courts, Sacred Heart League
2002 — Roger Craver, Craver, Matthews & Smith
2001 — William Begley, Christian Appalachian Project
2000 — Claude H. Grizzard, Grizzard
1999 — Phyllis Freedman, SmartGiving
1998 — No Award
1997 — Max L. Hart, Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
1996 — Kay Lautman, Lautman Maska Neill & Company
1995 — Jerry Huntsinger, Huntsinger & Jeffer
1994 — Russ Reid, Russ Reid Company
1993 — Carol Enters, Carol Enters List Company (CELCO)
1992 — John Groman, Epsilon
1991 — Don Kuhn
1990 — Francis S. “Andy” Andrews, American Fund Raising Services