Recognizing and celebrating leadership is an important way Leadership Wisconsin develops leaders to strengthen communities. With each award, Leadership Wisconsin publicly affirms present achievements, seeks to encourage further work on the part of the recipients, and hopes to motivate others to follow their lead in service to Wisconsin communities.
The annual Leadership Excellence Awards recognize individuals, organizations, and leadership programs that have made a significant positive impact in Wisconsin. We celebrate people and organizations willing to roll up their sleeves, take initiative, and build capacity to solve problems in their neighborhoods and communities.
The Leadership Excellence Awards include the Emerging Leader Award, Collaborating for Transformation Award, Modeling the Way Award, and Shaping Wisconsin Leaders Award.
The annual Leadership Wisconsin Awards recognize individuals dedicated to our programs and mission. We are proud to recognize alumni, partners, and graduates for the incredible work they do in building a stronger Wisconsin.
The Leadership Wisconsin Awards include the Outstanding Alumni Award, Russ O’Harrow Award, and Alva Rankin Memorial Award.
On Saturday July 16, 2016 Lowell Klessig was honored with the Russ O’Harrow Award during Leadership Wisconsin’s Legacy of Leadership Celebration in Wausau. The Russ O’Harrow Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to Leadership Wisconsin. From 1983 to 1988 O’Harrow served as the first President of the Board of Directors. He was a statesman-like Developing […]
On Saturday July 16, 2016 David Lee Schneider of Oconto, Wisconsin was presented with the Alva Rankin Award at the 2016 Legacy of Leadership Celebration in Wausau. Alva Rankin graduated from Le adership Wisconsin Group V. The memorial award is given to a graduating Leadership Wisconsin Fellow who exemplifies Al’s strong leadership and personal skills. The graduating […]
MADISON, Wis. – Leadership Wisconsin presented the organization’s 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award to Jim Holte of Elk Mound on July 16th at the Legacy of Leadership Celebration in Wausau. Dedicated to developing leaders to strengthen communities, Leadership Wisconsin is a unique private/public partnership affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Extension. During Leadership Wisconsin’s 2-Year Signature […]
Leadership Wisconsin presented the organization’s Inaugural Alva Rankin Memorial Award to Marla Sepnafski of Mosinee on July 19th at the Legacy of Leadership Celebration in Plover. The award, created in memory of program Alumnus Alva Rankin, is meant to recognize a recent graduate of the program who embodies the memory of Rankin’s leadership. Sparta resident […]
Leadership Wisconsin will present the organization’s 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award to Jeanne Carpenter of Oregon on July 19th at the Legacy of Leadership Celebration in Plover. Dedicated to developing leaders to strengthen communities, Leadership Wisconsin is a unique private/public partnership affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Extension. During Leadership Wisconsin’s 2-Year Signature Program participants enhance their […]