Paragon Awards

Join us November 14 at the Greenwood Cultural Center.

5:30 p.m. Gathering & Happy Hour
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Program

$50 for LT members & current classes
$75 for non-members & guests

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The mission of Leadership Tulsa is to identify, develop, and connect diverse leaders who impact the community through service.  The Paragon Awards were designed to recognize exceptional contributions by Leadership Tulsa members serving our community.

Leadership Tulsa presents the Paragon Awards to recognize and reward a wide variety of Leadership Tulsa members who impact the community through service. We are pleased to present 7 focused categories for nominations.

THE AWARDS TO INDIVIDUALS

2019 Paragon Award Winner

  • Presented to a graduate in good standing of any Leadership Tulsa program
  • Presented based on impact and to a specific non-profit agency in the Tulsa metro region or for a history of service to many nonprofit agencies.

Public Service Award

  • Presented to a graduate in good standing of any Leadership Tulsa program
  • Presented to an individual for outstanding service in any elected public office

Non Profit Staff Award

  • Presented to a graduate in good standing of any Leadership Tulsa program
  • Presented to an individual for outstanding service in a paid role at a non-profit agency in the Tulsa metro region

Rising Star Award

  • Presented to a graduate in good standing of any Leadership Tulsa program who is currently under 40
  • Presented to an individual for outstanding young leadership in the community

TO NON PROFIT OR BUSINESSES

Non Profit Award

  • An award to an agency who has hosted LT interns to great effect

Corporate Award

  • An award to a company who has provided exemplary support for their employees to be involved in community service

Corporate Award – Small Business

  • An award to a small business who has provided exemplary support for their employees to be involved in community service

Eligibility:

To check the eligibility of a candidate, contact kendall@leadershiptulsa.org or call her at 918-477-7079. Winners from the previous three years may not be re-nominated, see below. All other past nominees are eligible.
Past Winners:
2018 – Dr. Brenda Lloyd-Jones, Michael Willis, Torrel Miles, Tim Newton, Brian Paschal, Cherokee Nation Businesses, The Rowland Group, Reading Partners
2017 – Jean Kelley, Mindy Tiner, Nicole Watts, Goodwill Industries, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Oklahoma
2016 – Steve Alter, Bruce Dart, Ginger Kollmann

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What are the Paragon Awards?

Leadership Tulsa members are everywhere in our community, faithfully serving and building Tulsa’s Social Capital—a valuable resource. They are serving on over 250 local boards, working alongside these agencies, helping them to fulfill their missions. Each year, Leadership Tulsa recognizes and honors these exemplary volunteers for the outstanding leadership and commitment they provide to our local non-profit organizations and the Tulsa community.

 

The Herald Givens Heart of LT Award

A very special award was instituted and presented in 2014. This award is to be given, from time to time, by resolution of the Leadership Tulsa Executive Committee and will honor those individuals who through exemplary service, have demonstrated the Heart of LT and the tenants of servant leadership through their service to the LT community. The award is named after the late Herald Givens and was presented to him in 2014. Click here to see the video created in Herald’s honor.