Amy C. Sousa, the chief executive officer of The Guild for Human Services, has been named one of five finalists for the 2019 Nonprofit Excellence Leadership Award by the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN).

The winners of the Nonprofit Excellence Awards will be announced at MNN’s annual event, Nonprofit Awareness Day: A Celebration of Nonprofit Excellence, presented by Citizens Bank, on June 3 at the Massachusetts State House.

“We are honored to recognize the important contributions of Amy and the 26 other Nonprofit Excellence Award finalists, and look forward to recognizing excellence in the state’s robust and diverse nonprofit sector on Nonprofit Awareness Day,” says Jim Klocke, CEO of MNN.

The Excellence Award in Leadership recognizes a nonprofit chief or senior executive who has an extraordinary record of organizational results and exemplifies strategic vision, passion, integrity, innovation, perseverance and a collaborative spirit.

“I am humbled to receive this recognition from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network,” Amy says. “To me, this honor represents an acknowledgement of The Guild staff's dedication and commitment to the individuals we serve.”


Nonprofit Awareness Day highlights the work of the nonprofit sector and raises awareness of important causes throughout Massachusetts. During the ceremony, the Nonprofit Excellence Awards will be presented to one finalist in each of six categories: Advocacy, Collaboration, Innovation, Leadership, Small Nonprofit and Young Professional.

This year, an independent panel of judges reviewed more than 100 nominations for the Nonprofit Excellence Awards. The 27 finalists range from large education providers to small human rights organizations and represent every region of Massachusetts.

Learn more about Amy.