Leadership Awards Dinner

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Bringing together more than 650 of the region’s most forward-thinking leaders from multiple industries, the LGW Leadership Awards Dinner serves as the largest celebration of diverse, cross-sector changemakers in our region. Over three decades, LGW has continued to convene the area’s most accomplished influencers across professions and geographies, uniting them for a shared purpose: furthering community impact and advancing leadership collaboration to solve our region’s toughest problems.

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A special message in honor of Artis Hampshire-Cowan ('89) our 2020 Leader of the Years

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Our Sponsors







Alvarez & Marsal
American University
Anchor Construction
Atlantic Union Bank
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Valarie Clark ('17)
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Executive Leadership Council
Fort Lincoln New Town Corporation
G.S. Proctor & Associates
Greater Washington Community Foundation
Global Scholars Foundation
Robert McNamara ('15)
Perkins Eastman
Prince George's County Council
Revenue Authority of Prince George's County
Prince George's Public Schools
Volunteers of America
Washington Gas
Wells Fargo
Whittle School and Studios




Bernstein Management Corporation
Capitol Bridge
Carol Thompson Cole ('88) and Michelle Gilliard ('14)
Chevy Chase Trust
Diane & Victor Hoskins (‘16)
King Street Wireless
Rachel Kronowitz ('15)
MCN Build
Alex Orfinger ('98) & Cal Bowie ('06)
Prince George's Community College Foundation
Prince George's County Executive Office
Diane Tipton ('98) & David Bradt ('93)
Turner Construction
The White Rose Foundation (The Links)
YMCA of Metropolitan Washington



Mary Abbajay ('06)
Emerald & Tolu Adeyemi
Rosie Allen-Herring ('02)
Jean Bailey
Ralph Bazilio ('07)
Barbara Davis Blum (Founder)
Kristina Bouweiri ('16)
Gwendolyn Boyd ('96)
Boyd Watterson Asset Management
Mary Brady ('09)
Diana Léon Brown ('12)
Joe Budzynski ('06)
Janine Burns ('89)
John Butler ('97)
Lyles Carr ('87)
Sheila Curry
Charlene Dukes ('13)
Chevy Chase Land Company
Barbara and Doug Duncan ('15)
Shirley Edwards ('98)
First Monday Friends
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Myra Peabody Gossens ('87)
Kerry-Ann Hamilton ('15)
Steve Harlan (Founder)
Allan G. Herring ('12)
Leah Herring (YLGW '13)
Nala Rose Herring (YLGW '11)
Arthur J. Horne Jr. (’98)
IDI Group Companies
Janene Jackson ('10)
Debbi Jarvis ('09)
Wendell and Marie C. Johns ('93)
Karen S. Kalish ('90)
Jeff Keitelman ('91)
Derek Kindle
Abel Lopez ('88)
Ian Mitchell (RL '18)
Chris Morrison ('19)
RBC Wealth Management
Howard Ross (‘91) & Leslie Traub (’07)
Dr. Carolyn Rudd ('10)
Beverly Silverberg ('89)
Joseph Smith
Harry Staley ('89)
Dana Stebbins ('88)
Norma Jenkins Stewart (’03)
Howard Stone ('96)
H. Patrick Swygert & Dr. Leslie Fenwick (’09)
Azadeh & Mahan Tavakoli ('98)
Gregory K. Wells (’98)
Frank Williams ('11)


Special Sponsorships


For questions or more information regarding sponsorships, please contact Emerald Adeyemi, Development & Partnerships Manager at eadeyemi@lgwdc.org or 202-601-4046.


Great Minds For A Greater Purpose

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Join us in uniting the region’s most accomplished leaders for the 2020 Leadership Awards Dinner, the premier event celebrating and honoring those that help our community thrive.