Stay Classy Award Names Alumna Gina Puzzanghera's Non-Profit, The Nourishing Kitchen of NYC Charity of the Year

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Stay Classy Award Names Alumna Gina Puzzanghera's Non-Profit, The Nourishing Kitchen of NYC Charity of the Year

Nourishing NYC named as New York City Charity of the Year and 
Gina Keatley named as New York City Volunteer of the Year
New york city, charity, classy awards

StayClassy and NBC Affiliates Offer More Than $100,000 to CLASSY Award Winners

StayClassy, the leader in social fundraising for Nonprofits, announced Nourishing NYC and Gina Keatley as the top CLASSY Awards Finalists of New York City. Beating out such programs as Donors Choose, Food Bank for New York City, and New York Cares.

Locally referred to as the Academy Awards® of Philanthropy, the 2nd Annual CLASSY Awards recognizes the top philanthropic achievements in eight (8) cities across the country: Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. 

"We're honored to be the Charity of the Year for the New York City area. We believe that our organization really reflects the qualities of New York City-we're tough, do a lot with a little, and never give up.  We cannot wait to bring a Classy Awad back to New York City." says Scott Keatley, Director of Nourishing NYC.  

Nourishing NYC and Gina Keatley will represent New York City and compete in the National voting round from October 23 - November 5 for a chance to win a prestigious CLASSY Award. National Winners will be recognized at the Hollywood-esque CLASSY Awards ceremony in San Diego.

A Charitable Event to Remember

The 2nd Annual CLASSY Awards competition will culminate at a red-carpet awards ceremony on Sunday, November 7 in Downtown San Diego.  It will feature a host of celebrity presenters, chart-topping music talent, nonprofit and technology leaders, and hundreds (if not thousands) of CLASSY Awards supporters.  More than $100,000 will be donated to support the charitable efforts of the ten (10) National CLASSY Awards Winners.

CLASSY Awards partners include: NBC Bay Area, NBC Chicago, NBC Los Angeles, NBC New York, NBC San Diego, NBC Washington,, Legalzoom, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network - San Diego & New York chapters, Volunteer SD, and L.A. Works.

For additional information on the competition, event details, and to cast your votes, please visit or email

About Nourishing NYC

Nourishing NYC is a not-for-profit Community Food program that is reaching the community of East Harlem and beyond through free (and healthy) hot meal programs, basic nutrition classes, and hands-on Chef programs. If you would like more information on Nourishing NYC or one of its many programs please go to