September 20, 2017
 
Non Profit Alliance of Greater Lowell Cites Workers, Volunteers

May 2, 2017 — The Non Profit Alliance of Greater Lowell last week cited members of five nonprofit organizations when it launched an annual awards program to recognize individuals for "their tireless commitment to their organization, the population they serve, and the Greater Lowell community."

Elizabeth Cannon, executive director of the Lowell Association for the Blind, who serves as the volunteer president of the Non Profit Alliance of Greater Lowell (NPA), which has worked for the last 15 years to strengthen its members' to ability to improve the community, said the NPA decided to institute the awards this year to recognize and encourage the work done by many in the area.

Following are the honors bestowed at a breakfast awards program, which drew 145 attendees to UTEC in Lowell: Nominations were solicited across the Greater Lowell community, and finalists and winners were selected by a five-member committee of local business people.

Founded in 2002, the NPA today has approximately 60 members in Greater Lowell and the Merrimack Valley, and meets monthly from September to June. Members range from nonprofits with a single staffer to the University of Lowell, and includes social service agencies, education, housing, and anti-hunger organizations, arts and culture organizations, and health care providers, among others.

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