Past Winners: What They’re Saying

Mutual of America is pleased to know that the Community Partnership Award and documentary videos we produce serve as valuable tools in the respective missions of organizations nationwide, helping them to educate and provide models of coordinated action for others to emulate.

2021: The Nathaniel Project

The Community Partnership Award and the wonderful, inspiring film produced by Mutual of America helped catalyze an increased commitment at CASES to telling the stories of our clients and work, and to ensuring broad understanding of the harm of criminalizing mental illness when we have alternatives to incarceration proven to help individuals and communities achieve healing and recovery.”

Jonathan McLean

Chief Executive Officer,

2020: 100 Scholars Robotics Alliance

It is truly an honor for the 100 Scholars Robotics Alliance to be recognized with the Mutual of America Foundation Community Partnership Award. We are grateful for the opportunity to amplify our organization’s commitment to reaching students of color in at-risk communities through mentoring and education.”

Louis Negron

Executive Director,
100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.

2012: Operation Rebound

The Community Partnership Award helped put a spotlight on the therapeutic value of adaptive sports and brought our message to the national stage.”

Nico Marcolongo

Operation Rebound Program Manager,
Challenged Athletes Foundation

2011: College Possible

The Community Partnership Award came at a critical juncture for College Possible. The award helped elevate our national visibility. This, along with the stunning video that Mutual of America produced for us, has helped position us for transformational growth.”

Jim McCorkell

Chief Executive Officer and Founder,
College Possible

2010: Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO)

The Community Partnership Award and the video Mutual of America produced on our behalf continue to build awareness. I presented at the White House’s Summit on Reentry Services, where I shared the GOSO model so that other organizations can help justice-involved young men change the trajectory of their lives.”

Mark Goldsmith

Chief Executive Officer and President,

2003: An Achievable Dream

When we won the Community Partnership Award, we had no idea how great an impact it would have on our entire community. Suddenly, we had received a national award for the work we were doing. It affirmed that An Achievable Dream was not only important to the children of Newport News, but could serve as a model for schools and communities all over the country.”

Walter Segaloff

An Achievable Dream, Inc.

2001: Zone-Based Advocacy

The Community Partnership Award video is still widely used to help people both within and outside the community understand the way the partnership works and the importance of domestic violence as a social and legal issue.”

Shirl Q. Regan

Executive Director,
Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

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