GPA ANNOUNCES RECEPIENT OF 2016 PIONEER AWARD
The Grant Professionals Association (GPA) presented its international Pioneer Award to the John T. Vucurevich Foundation on Nov. 11 at the annual GPA conference in Atlanta, Ga.
The Pioneer Award recognizes the visionary contributions in grant making by a grant-maker that positively impacts their communities and the field of grantsmanship while improving the way grant professionals do their work.
The Vucurevich Foundation uses its public profile and $5 million in annual funding to create a shared sense of responsibility among non-profits, institutions, local governments and philanthropists to promote long-term, sustainable change in western South Dakota, according to GPA. The Rapid City-based foundation was nominated for the award by Catholic Social Services of Rapid City.