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Deadline: 28 July 2023; Self-nominations are permitted
The ILA is pleased to partner with the Alliance of Leadership Fellows (ALF). The Winner of the award will be recognized at the ILA’s 25th anniversary global conference in Vancouver, which situated on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
About Russell G. Mawby
Russell G. Mawby, an ILA 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, served as Chairman and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) for many years. Under his leadership the foundation dramatically grew in size and influence in the U.S. and around the world. Mawby was an extraordinary leader of the Foundation and steward of the vision and values of its founder. He steered the Foundation’s programming toward leadership, philanthropy & volunteerism, and minority populations while maintaining topical foci of health, agriculture, and education. His leadership in the field of philanthropy is globally known and umbrella organizations, like the Michigan Nonprofit Association, which he helped found, are nationally recognized models for effective philanthropy.
Mawby’s legacy is not only the thousands of lives that he touched directly as a leader, but the hundreds of thousands he touched by supporting the work and development of the next generations of leaders through initiatives like The Kellogg National Fellowship Program (KNFP), an innovative leadership development program that was an early seed in what would become the International Leadership Association.
About the Award
The Russell G. Mawby “People Helping People Award” is given in his honor every other year to an individual leader or to their organization in recognition of ongoing contributions to the health and wellbeing of communities.
The 2023 award will focus on contributions that lead to more secure health opportunities for children and families in the areas of public health, health equity, or community service. A distinguished selection committee will review nominations received from around the world and the 2023 recipients will be announced in October. Finalists will be given a cash award and featured on a national podcast highlighting their work. Nominations will be accepted through 28 July 2023. Self-nominations are permitted.