PSGA Goodwin Deacon Star Award

Every year, we award this award to recognize an individual who has made a lasting impact in the field of grantwriting. Nominations are submitted from the grantwriting community and the award winner is selected by PSGA members.

The winners exemplify excellence in seeking, managing, and writing grants, maintain the highest ethics in their work, and demonstrate a generous spirit. They are individuals who give back to the field of grantwriting and the nonprofit community through such roles as teacher, mentor, volunteer, and leader.

Past award winners:

2018   Kimberly McKenney, Grants & Assessment Director, Children's Museum of Tacoma

2016    Parke Nietfeld, Parke Nietfeld Grantwriting Services

2015    Jeanette Privat, Nonprofit & Philanthropy Resource Center, King County Library System

2014    Kyoko Maruyama, Independent Grantwriter; Joyce Mork-O’Brien, Northstar Grant Services

2013    Sylvie McGee, All For A Good Cause Consulting

2012    Goodwin Deacon, Deacon Consulting

2010    Mary S. Hall, Ph.D., author

2009    Ken Ristine, Ben B. Cheney Foundation

Affiliations are current as of when the award was presented.