The 8th Annual Commitment to Erie (CTE) Awards were held on September 19 and NAMI of Erie County was announced as Nonprofit of the Year.
These awards honor businesses and nonprofits for the commitment that they make to the Erie community in the form of providing jobs, service to their customers, and charitable outreach to their neighbors in a variety of forms.
“In the case of NAMI’s nomination and win for the CTE Nonprofit of the Year, the judges were extremely impressed with the work that NAMI has done over the last several years addressing the needs of individuals throughout the region,” said Scott Miller, Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and School of Business at Edinboro University, as well as Commitment to Erie 2019 judge.
He continued: “Individuals facing mental health issues have, historically, been viewed negatively in society. Through the work of NAMI and its visibility in the community, mental health issues have become better understood and individuals have been not only more accepting of those facing mental illness, but more cognizant of potential issues they face themselves.”
NAMI of Erie County was delighted to be selected out of the many deserving nonprofits, and will continue to enhance our service to the Erie community.
“We thank NAMI, its leadership, staff, and volunteers for the good work they do and are appreciative of the efforts that you have done to improve the quality of life in Erie,” said Miller.