Each year, GiGi’s Playhouse grants esteemed awards and certificates that recognize achievements within the network of Playhouses across North America. Below are the proud achievements from this Playhouse location:

2015: Core Value Champion: Enthusiasm
This award is given to an emerging Playhouse that demonstrates exceptional potential and energy as they work toward their grand opening

2016: National Volunteer of the Year - Erin Alexeff and Kim Fennell

2017: Core Value Champion: Get It Done - Lizz Maxwell
This award is given to a Playhouse staff member who blasts through barriers and stands out among their peers in the Playhouse network

2019: Core Value Champion: Locally Concerned, Enterprise Minded
This award is given to a Playhouse that thinks beyond their local community to share best practices and they have the humility to leverage the collective learnings from across the GiGi’s network.

2020: Standard of Execution (SOE) Champion
Locations that have achieved Strong or Center of Excellence on at least 3 SOEs.

Standards of Execution Certificates


The Standards of Execution (SOE’s) define a descriptive list of standards for each of the 8 core functions of the GiGi’s business.  Each Playhouse has an opportunity to achieve along a continuum of growth.


2020 Certificates for this location:

Center of Excellence:

  • Programs
  • Operations and Volunteer Management


  • Marketing
  • Donation Processing and Data Management


Local Awards

2020: Lakewood Women’s Club “Women Honoring Women” 2020 - Lizz Maxwell, Community Leader Nominee 
The Community Leader Award is presented to a woman who demonstrates excellence in leadership through deep understanding of the community and advancement of solutions to meet challenges within Lakewood. A Community Leader is someone who provides service to a charitable organization or multiple organizations that impact Lakewood.

2019: Macaroni Kid West – Gold Daisy Award for “Best Special Needs Service”
Macaroni Kid's Gold Daisy Awards recognize the most beloved local businesses for kids and families in the greater Cleveland area.