Leaders of LANO member organizations Michael Manning and Michael Tipton have each received $10,000 from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, also a LANO member, as recipients of the 2012 John W. Barton Sr. Excellence in Nonprofit Management Award.
Manning is president and CEO of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Under his leadership since 2004, the nonprofit's capacity to feed people has grown 60%. With nearly $12 million raised in a capital campaign, the food bank is retrofitting a warehouse to expand capacity and increase efficiency.
Tipton is executive director of Teach for America–South Louisiana. In his five years as chief, he has seen local funding for TFA grow from $600,000 to $1.4 million annually.
Now in its 11th year, the awards are named as a tribute to Barton, who led a group that created BRAF in 1964.