Gala Event Celebrates 12 Winners of the Inaugural .ORG Impact Awards

By Tony Connor, Marketing Operations Manager

It’s official – 12 individuals and organizations were named winners of the inaugural 2019 .ORG Impact Awards!

Last night, leaders from the philanthropic and Internet communities joined finalists at The Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. to experience the live announcement of the 2019 winners. Actor, philanthropist and children’s book author Taye Diggs also joined in on the fun and was named the 2019 .ORG Impact Awards Honoree for his dedication to the greater social good via charitable and community involvement with a multitude of .ORG community member organizations.

Jon Nevett, CEO of .ORG Introduces the 2019 .ORG Impact Awards
Jon Nevett, CEO of .ORG Introduces the 2019 .ORG Impact Awards

Congratulations to all the 2019 .ORG Impact Award winners, who truly represent how impactful our global .ORG community is!

Individual Awards honor the contribution of an individual to their organization or the broader sector and receive a $5,000 donation to the charitable organization of the winner’s choice:

 

Diane Diamantis of Dollars 4 TICS accepts the Rising Star awards from .ORG Board Chair Lise Fuhr
Diane Diamantis of Dollars 4 Tic Scholars accepts the Rising Star award from .ORG Board Chair, Lise Fuhr

Sector Awards recognize organizational and team accomplishments and receive a $2,000 donation to the charitable organization of the winner’s choice:

 

Initiative Awards celebrate achievement in a specific online niche area and receive a $1,000 donation to the charitable organization of the winner’s choice:

  • Best Integrated Communications Campaign – Skateistan, “Empowering Children Through Skateboarding and Education” (U.S. / Germany)
  • Best Social Media Campaign – The Mayhew, “Mayhew Website Redesign” (UK)
  • Best Use of Partnerships/Celebrity Endorsements – Kiva, “The Big Impact of Small Loans” (U.S.)

 

Louisa Daly of KIVA accepts the Best Use of Partners/Celebrity Endorsements from Tommy Ho of GoDaddy
Louisa Daly of KIVA accepts the Best Use of Partners/Celebrity Endorsements from Tommy Ho of GoDaddy
  • Outstanding Multimedia Content – C Three Foundation, “C Three Foundation Multimedia Approach” (U.S.)
  • Outstanding Online Fundraising Campaign – Teach For America, “Teach For America Alumni and Staff Challenge” (U.S.)

 

Ava Miles and Stephanie Davis of Teach For America accet the award for Outstanding Online Fundraising Campaign
Ava Miles and Stephanie Davis of Teach For America accept the award for Outstanding Online Fundraising Campaign
  • Outstanding Website Redesign – The Mayhew, “Home Is Where Their Dog Is” (UK)
  • Top #GivingTuesday Campaign – The City Mission, “Fund a Project That Would Change Your Community” (U.S.)

 

The .ORG Impact Awards is one of two new .ORG initiatives designed to educate, recognize and empower the global .ORG community. We’re beyond thrilled to highlight the achievements of the .ORG community on a global scale. To learn more about The .ORG Impact Awards, navigate over to www.orgimpactawards.org, and to see additional pictures from the gala follow #ORGimpactAwards through Facebook and Instagram.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!