CCA CEO nominated for Impact 25 social sector awards

Community Colleges Australia (CCA) CEO, Dr Don Perlgut, has been nominated for an award by Impact 25, an esteemed accolade from Pro Bono Australia that recognises the most influential people in the Australian social sector, as voted by their peers. This is the second year in a row that Dr Perlgut has made the “long list” of nominations.

The Impact 25 Awards “were developed to create a platform to celebrate these people who embody the values of the social sector as Influencers, Collaborators and Innovators. In this year of COVID never have those qualities been more important and these awards are an invitation to recognise them,” the Awards page reads.

Voting takes place through SurveyMonkey that allows Australians to vote for up to three individuals. Details of all 150 nominees are available here (PDF).

The Awards description of Dr Perlgut (pictured) reads:

“As CEO of Community Colleges Australia (CCA) since 2015, Dr Don Perlgut has worked tirelessly to strengthen Australia’s not-for-profit community-based adult and community education (ACE) providers, so that they, in turn, can do their good work of serving Australia’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged students. Don played an important role in ensuring the continued vitality of Australia’s ACE sector during COVID-19, and has worked in the NFP sector for more than two decades, notably for ten years as the CEO of the Rural Health Education Foundation. He brings tremendous passion and commitment to his work, inspiring all who work with him and empowering the ACE sector.”

Dr Perlgut comments: “I am most honoured to be nominated again this year. This nomination results from the opportunity I have had to work for CCA and with its network of members that provide such valuable and important education and community services to their communities. The nomination certainly represents the importance of Australian adult and community education.”

Voting runs until Wednesday 10 February.

About Impact 25 Awards

The Impact 25 Awards have been run each year since 2014 by Pro Bono Australia: “Impact 25 winners spend their days advocating on the issues of the time, usually working over years and even decades to generate positive social change and support communities of interest. These extraordinary people take action in their communities and influence the lives of those around them, sometimes without recognition or thanks.”

Pro Bono Australia has created a shortlist of 150 nominees from all of the submitted nominations, now released for public vote. Every effort has been made to create a list that we believe accurately represents the spirit of the awards and the work being done in the sector.

You can vote for up to three nominees.

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