Courtesy of Denise Biggerstaff, Director of Community Engagement with Leadership Evansville.

Each year, Leadership Evansville invites the tri-state community to nominate local
individuals, projects and businesses that exhibit servant leadership, diversity and inclusion. The Celebration of Leadership Award Ceremony recognizes examples of outstanding community and public service in the following categories: Arts, Community & Neighborhood, Education, Government, Public Service & Environment, and Health & Social Service. This year, 175 nominees will be acknowledged at the 24rd Celebration of Leadership Award Ceremony.

24th ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF LEADERSHIP NOMINEES

INDIVIDUAL

Arts

  • Jeffrey Berger
  • Liz Ertle
  • Todd Huber
  • Ashley Jordan
  • Deena Laska-Lewis
  • Shaunda Lynch
  • Alfred Savia
  • Community & Neighborhood
  • Greg Allen
  • Laura Anderson
  • Teri Barnes
  • Carisa Campbell
  • Fred Cook
  • Megan Danks
  • Xavier Davidson
  • Phyllip Davis
  • Amy DeVries
  • Marci Hall
  • Linda Happe-Drake
  • Stacee Hooper
  • Ruth Howard
  • Hannah Jaramillo
  • Lance Kollker
  • Brandon McClish
  • Daleigh Miller
  • Missy Mosby
  • Delisa Payne
  • Melinda Roberts
  • Larry Samples
  • Dave Schutte
  • Jason Southwell
  • Stacey Stratman
  • Lorelei Taylor
  • Mark Turner
  • Lorie Van Hook
  • Samantha Whitcomb
  • Alli Wilsbacher
  • Melissa Zint
  • Education
  • Stephanie Barrentine
  • Alex Burton
  • Debbie Calhoun
  • Kyle Capin
  • Sean Georges
  • Rebekah Hodge
  • Zac Parsons
  • Susan Phelps
  • Erica Schmidt
  • Marvin Smith
  • Lori Sutton
  • Jim Walling
  • LaNeeça Williams

Government, Public Service, & Environment

  • Mark Foster
  • Kris Holzmeyer
  • Cathy Myers
  • Neil Reichel
  • Brent Schmitt
  • Dave Wedding
  • Jeff Whiteside

Health & Social Services

  • Katryna Braun
  • Christa Kramer
  • Jack Miller
  • Arlinda Payne
  • Danielle Rascoe Williams
  • Kelly Salee
  • Marina Tieken

PROJECT OR PROGRAM

Arts

  • 2018 ParksFest Music Festival
  • ARTS-N-THE PARK
  • Evans Virtual Angel Tree
  • EVSC Spark Program
  • Joshua Academy STEM Projects
  • New Harmony Project
  • New Harmony Theatre
  • UE’s Mad Hot Ballroom

Community & Neighborhood

  • 100 Guys Who Care/100+ Women Who Care
  • A Year of Hip Hop
  • AstraZeneca VitAliZe Team
  • Born Learning Trails
  • Castle High School Riley Dance Marathon Board
  • Cypress Pen Pal Program
  • Evansville Day of the Dead
  • Evansville Lost Pets - Facebook Page
  • Festival of Nations
  • Free Thanksgiving Meal in Haynies Corner
  • Glenwood Leadership Academy Affordable Christmas
  • HCAD Christmas Tree Lighting
  • Healthy Harvest
  • Jacobsville Kids Zone
  • Lincolnshire Front Porch Festival
  • Little Lambs
  • Mickey's Kingdom Playground
  • SMILE A Night of Stars and Style
  • Test Drive Evansville
  • UNOE Candidates’ Forum
  • W2DO
  • West Side Nut Club Santa Land
  • YWCA Live Y'ers

Education

  • AstraZeneca Mt. Vernon Network of Women
  • Aviation-Themed STEM Camp
  • Carver Community Organization AARP
  • Foundation Experience Corps
  • Changemaker Challenge at the University of Evansville
  • Dare to Dream
  • Day Treatment - United Methodist Youth Home
  • EVSC Fine Arts Honors Programs
  • EVSC OptIn Program
  • EVSC Wee Care
  • Glenwood Leadership Academy
  • Health Science Institute
  • Historic Main Street Tour
  • Holy Family Center for Life FertilityCare Program
  • iEngineering 2.0 Summer Experience
  • Pathfinders Project
  • Second Saturday Stories
  • The Collegiate Men of Distinction
  • Young & Established's Backpack Drive
  • Youth Resources Teen Power

Government, Public Service, & Environment

  • American Red Cross Services to Armed Forces
  • Totes of Hope
  • EVSC Solar Field Project
  • Honor Flight of Southern Indiana, Inc.
  • Lincoln Food Pantry
  • SICTC Public Safety Program
  • Vanderburgh Humane Society Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic
  • WeTip Anonymous Crime Hotline
  • Young Professionals Conference

Health & Social Services

  • "Meat" the Need 2018
  • Community Job Link through The Arc of Evansville
  • Deaconess Classic for Women's Health
  • Deaconess Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Program
  • iCare
  • Medication Assistance Program
  • Neighborhood Baby Shower
  • Reclaimed Lives International
  • The Vanderburgh County Health Department Pre to 3 Program
  • United Against Opioids

BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION

Arts

  • Evansville Civic Theatre, Inc.
  • Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana
  • New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art
  • Community & Neighborhood
  • A+Derr Heating and Cooling
  • Bearded Villains of Indiana
  • Common Ground Community Kitchen
  • Diamond Galleria
  • Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union
  • Golf Gives Back Inc.
  • Granted
  • Heritage Federal Credit Union
  • High Score Saloon
  • Mothers At War Ministries and Resource Center, Inc.
  • Our Times
  • River Kitty Cat Cafe
  • South Side Stars Youth Zone
  • St Vincent Early Learning Center
  • Tepe Park Neighborhood Association
  • The Daily Grind
  • Townsquare Media And 911 Gives Hope Charity
  • United Methodist Youth Home
  • William Wilson Auction-Realty
  • Yoga and More
  • Young Life

Education

  • Harwood Career Preparatory High School
  • Optimal Rhythms/ACCESS Academy
  • Sharon Elementary School
  • Government, Public Service, & Environment
  • Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District
  • Energy Systems Group
  • EPD Mounted Patrol
  • Family Matters of Posey County
  • Health & Social Services
  • 414 Collective
  • BrainPower Neurodevelopmental Center
  • CAJE: Congregations Acting for Justice and Empowerment
  • Deaconess Heart Group
  • IN ATV Safety Coalition
  • Just Stylin' Salon
  • Linda E. White Hospice House
  • MASIHA Specialty Clinic
  • Parenting Time Center
  • Willow Tree of Posey County

The event is open to the public with tickets cost of $15 for adults and $5 for students and children. To RSVP, call (812) 425-3828, email elizabeth@leadershipevansville.org or visit the Leadership Evansville website. If you can’t afford a ticket, reach out to Leadership Evansville staff for assistance.

About Leadership Evansville

Leadership Evansville was founded in 1976 by a group of future-thinking local leaders, whose commitment to community-wide betterment remains strong. LE brings together people with different talents, gifts and perspectives and transforms these individuals into leaders who embrace the concept of community trusteeship and the collaborative process.