Professor Kuenzi receives national attention for COVID-19 research impact on nonprofits

On September 30, it was announced that Assistant Professor Kerry Kuenzi (Public and Environmental Affairs) along with her co-authors Amanda J. Stewart (NC State) and Marlene Walk (IUPUI) will be this year’s recipient of the annual RGK -ARNOVA President’s Award that recognizes innovative, foundation research in the field of nonprofit and philanthropic studies for their project “Career Intentions, Commitment to the Nonprofit Sector, and COVID-19: Insights from Nonprofit Graduate Alumni” which seeks to understand the impact of the current global pandemic on the career paths and sector commitment of nonprofit works. In addition to the recognition, the award comes with a $10,000 prize to support her continued research on this topic. The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the University of Texas at Austin and the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action [ARNOVA] look “for new, creative work, and especially encourage projects that incorporate and apply insights, frameworks, and theories from the social sciences to the study of nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and volunteerism.”