May Institute Earns Prestigious Awards for Excellence in Communications, PR, Marketing


Randolph, Mass. – May Institute, a leading national provider of educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services for individuals with special needs, recently earned two Lamplighter awards for excellence in communications from the New England Society for Healthcare Communications (NESHCo).

NESHCo recognized May Institute’s communications and public relations team for its successful and expanding utilization of social media and for a video produced in-house that promoted the organization’s philanthropic efforts.
“These awards are particularly meaningful to us during this 60th anniversary year as we celebrate our community of friends and supporters,” said Eileen G. Pollack, M.A., Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Relations at May Institute.  “The continued growth of our vibrant online community reflects the connections among and between our families, friends, donors, and staff. We are so grateful to them for their support and engagement.”
Over the past decade, May Institute’s communications and public relations team has won 42 awards from NESHCo, the Publicity Club of New England, the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, and PR Daily in the following categories:

  • Annual Reports

  • By-lined Articles

  • Brochures

  • Community Relations

  • Design

  • Direct Mail Fundraising

  • Excellence in Writing/Editorials

  • Excellence in Writing/Feature Articles

  • Excellence in Writing/Guest Columns

  • Feature or Commentary Placement: Magazine

  • Marketing

  • Marketing Communications Campaign

  • Media Relations

  • Print Feature or Commentary Placement

  • Product/Service Launch: Consumer Campaign

  • Product/Service Launch: Health Care

  • Public Relations Projects

  • Publications/Special Purpose

  • Publications/External Periodicals

  • Single Public Relations Problem, Plan, Solution

  • Single Video Produced In-House

  • Social Media Campaign Produced In-House

  • Special Events/Series Campaign

  • Trade Publication

  • Website Design

About May Institute
May Institute is an award-winning nonprofit organization with 60 years of experience in serving children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral health needs. The organization provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals, as well as training and consultation services to professionals, organizations, and public school systems. At more than 150 service locations across the country, highly trained staff work to create new and more effective ways to meet the special needs of individuals and families across the lifespan.
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