Outsized Impact Award - Exponent Philanthropy

Outsized Impact Award

The Outsized Impact Award honors an individual at an Exponent Philanthropy member organization whose style of philanthropy is achieving outsized—or, greater than expected—impact.

Nominees might demonstrate any of the following characteristics that make our community of lean funders so powerful:

  • Agility or responsiveness to community
  • Addressing an ignored or overlooked need
  • Engaging closely with the communities they fund
  • Creating connections or convening stakeholders
  • Inspiring others
  • Catalyzing change

Thank you to all our nominees and those who nominated them. We are truly inspired by the work you do and the passion you have for your grantees. The winner announced at the Virtual Town Hall and Member Meeting on October 8.

Congratulations to all of this year’s inspiring nominees:

  • Yvonne “Bonnie” Gonzalez
    Knapp Community Care Foundation
    Weslaco, TX
  • Erin Robertson
    Nature Sacred
    Annapolis, MD
  • Darick J. Simpson
    The Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation
    Long Beach, CA
  • Robin Hurdle
    Maddox Foundation
    Hernando, MS
  • Suzanne Mineck
    Mid-Iowa Health Foundation
    Des Moines, IA
  • Carmen Castellano
    Castellano Family Foundation
    San Jose, CA
  • Kate Ingersoll
    Brush Foundation
    Cleveland, OH
  • Lori Bertman
    Center for Disaster Philanthropy
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • Rahul Mehta
    Mehta Family Foundation
    Katy, TX
  • Elaine Lissner
    Parsemus Foundation
    Oakland, CA
  • Frances P. Sykes
    Pascale Sykes Foundation
    Red Bank, NJ
  • Tim McLaughlin
    Fields & Futures, McLaughlin Family Foundation
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Jenna Wachtmann
    Ball Brothers Foundation
    Muncie, IN
  • Nat Williams
    Hill-Snowden Foundation
    Washington, DC
  • Janell Ray
    Pallottine Foundations of Huntington and Buckhannon
    Huntington, WV
  • Tracy Sawicki
    Peter & Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation
    New York, NY
  • Jessica Sarowitz
    Julian Grace Foundation
    Highland Park, IL


2020 Outsized Impact Award

We were thrilled to present the 2020 Outsized Impact Award to Yvonne “Bonnie” Gonzalez of the Knapp Community Care Foundation in Weslaco, Texas.

The Award Process

  1. Nominate yourself, one of your board or staff members, or a fellow member.
  2. Membership committee review nominations and select finalists
  3. Public vote to select the award recipient

Award recipient announced at our Annual Conference.