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Eide Bailly Announces Winners of the 2016 ResourceFULLness Awards

October 6, 2016

Regional CPA and business advisory firm Eide Bailly LLP announced the winners of its 2016 Nonprofit Resourcefullness Awards, recognizing outstanding nonprofit revenue generation efforts in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, and Utah.

Winners for each state were:

Grand Prize: The Phoenix Symphony ($10,000)
Runner-Up:  Phoenix Rescue Mission($3,000)
Honorable Mention:  Greater Foothills Helping Hands($2,000)

Grand Prize:  La Puente Home, Inc. ($10,000)
Runner-Up:  Make-A-Wish Colorado ($3,000)
Honorable Mention: Colorado Railroad Museum ($2,000)

Grand Prize:  Spark-Y ($10,000)
Runner-Up:  Greater Mankato Area United Way ($3,000)
Honorable Mention:  Women in Progress (Global Mamas)  ($2,000)

Grand Prize:  Utah Youth Village ($10,000)
Runner-Up:  Volunteers of America, Utah ($3,000)
Honorable Mention:  NeighborWorks Salt Lake ($2,000)

The Eide Bailly Resourcefullness awards recognize creative and sustainable impact, while also collecting data about both the traditional and novel revenue generation practices that nonprofits are successfully employing.

“Once again we are impressed with the creativity displayed by the nonprofits who submitted applications,” said Beth Bird, director of Eide Bailly’s nonprofit services group. “Our Resourcefullness Award continues to show us just how committed nonprofits are to finding new and exciting ways to serve their communities.”

To ensure fairness, outside judges who are well-respected in the nonprofit community reviewed and scored finalists. The judges in each state were:

Katherine CecalaPresident | Junior Achievement of Arizona
Mary Jane Rynd, Executive Vice President | Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust    
Chris Tawney,Vice President for Advancement | Catholic Community Foundation

Christine Benero, President and CEO | Mile High United Way
Sheila BugdanowitzPresident and CEO | Rose Community Foundation
Su Hawk,Executive Director | B:CIVIC

Joel BergstromExecutive Recruiter | CohenTaylor
Heather BrouseCEO | Northland Foundation     
Bryan L. LjungVice President & Relationship Manager | U.S. Bank Twin Cities Nonprofit Banking Group

Alex Eaton, Executive Director | Community Foundation of Utah
Denise Winslow, Vice President of Community Affairs | Wells Fargo – Utah Region
Roland Radack, Community Relations VP | Deseret Management Corporation

About Eide Bailly LLP
Eide Bailly provides 59,000 clients across the nation with core services of audit & assurance and tax, as well as expanded services, including accounting services, cost segregation, employee benefits, enterprise risk management, financial services, forensic & valuation, health care reform, international services, risk advisory services, technology consulting, transaction services and wealth management. Eide Bailly has offices located in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Golden and Grand Junction, Colo.; Boise, Idaho; Dubuque, Iowa; Mankato and Minneapolis, Minn.; Billings, Mont.; Elko, Fallon, Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Bismarck, Fargo and Williston, N.D.; Norman, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla.; Enterprise, Ore.; Aberdeen and Sioux Falls, S.D.; Lehi, Ogden and Salt Lake City, Utah; and Spokane, Wash.

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