Past Winner Judges

The Past Winner Judging Panel is a group of CLASSY Awards veterans. They've gone through the nomination process, they've campaigned for votes and they've won over the hearts of millions with their incredible charitable achievments. They know, better than anyone, what it takes to be a CLASSY Awards Winner. While the public is casting their votes in July, this group of industry all-stars will be scoring each of the Regional Finalists to help determine the 64 Regional Winners.
Christine Lott Founder & Director, Chris Cares International 2010 Volunteer of the Year Winner
Daniel Roderick General Director, Hogar Infantil La Gloria 2009 Charity of the Year Winner
David Brownstein Sponsor Relations & Special Events Manager, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation 2011 Most Creative Fundraiser by a Charity Winner
Gail Soffer Development Director, The Soldiers Project 2011 Charity of the Year Winner
Gene Talerico, Esq. President, Marley's Mission Inc. 2011 Best New Charity Winner
Gina Keatley CEO, Nourishing USA 2010 Charity of the Year Winner
Heather Kash Sr. Director of Corporate Relations and Risk Management, St. Baldrick's Foundation 2010 Most Creative Fundraiser by a Charity Winner
Jay Scott Co-Executive Director, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation 2011 Most Creative Fundraiser by a Charity Winner
Jeremy Poincenot Co-Founder, CURE Ride for LHON 2010 Most Successful Fundraiser by an Individual or Group Winner
Judith Broder Founder & Director, The Soldiers Project 2011 Charity of the Year Winner
Kate Antonacci Project Manager, Panera Cares Cafes 2011 Philanthropic Business of the Year Winner
Kim Goodeve-Green Executive Director, StandUp For Kids - Oceanside 2009 Most Successful Fundraiser by an Individual Winner
Krista Scheall Director of Operations, The Decibels Foundation 2011 Most Successful Fundraiser by an Individual or Group Winner
Kunal Joshi 2012 Executive Co-Chair, Northwestern University Dance Marathon 2011 Most Influential College Student or College Organization Winner
Lindsay Hyde Founder, Strong Women Strong Girls 2010 Philanthropic Business of the Year Winner
Lisa Bernhard EVP of Media Development, Stupid Cancer 2011 Most Innovative Use of Social Media by a Charity Winner
Lynne Garfinkel National Director of Development & Communications, Strong Women, Strong Girls 2010 Philanthropic Business of the Year Winner
Marc McCarthy Senior Director of Marketing & Communications, St. Baldrick's Foundation 2010 Most Creative Fundraiser by a Charity Winner
Mark Prophet Co-Founder and CEO, CURE Ride for LHON 2010 Most Successful Fundraiser by an Individual or Group Winner
Matt Paneitz Executive Director, Long Way Home 2011 Small Charity of the Year Winner
Matthew Zachary Founder & CEO, Stupid Cancer 2011 Most Innovative Use of Social Media by a Charity Winner
Michael Loner Executive Director, The Dream Program, Inc. 2010 Most Influential College Student or College Organization Winner 2010 Philanthropic Small Business of the Year Winner
Scott Keatley CFO, Nourishing USA 2010 Charity of the Year Winner
Scott Ritter 2012 Executive Co-Chair, Northwestern University Dance Marathon 2011 Most Influential College Student or College Organization Winner
Troy Yocum Founder, Active Heroes 2011 Volunteer of the Year Winner