Celebration of Leadership

What is COL?

Celebration of Leadership is a remarkably diverse and inclusive annual event whereby Leadership Everyone publicly seeks out and honors individuals, projects, programs, business, and organizations who make significant, collaborative contributions that improve and transform community in the Tri-State region. Celebration of Leadership recognizes examples of outstanding community and public service in the following categories:

  • Arts, Community & Neighborhood
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Government & Public Service
  • Health & Social Service

Leadership Everyone intends to demonstrate and celebrate the depth of our citizens’ commitment to our community. Therefore, we offer a special thanks to anyone who takes the time to recognize and nominate our honorees. Without you, there is no celebration.

Who Can I Nominate?

Any Individulal, Project, Program, Business, or Organization in our region that is an example of servant leadership. Nominees are judged on:

  • Their commitment to bettering or inspiring our comunity
  • How they practice collaborative/servant leadership
  • Their commitment to equity and diversity

We like to make sure everyone has a chance to receive. Check the list of past recipients to keep our nominations fresh!

Join us on WNIN & online for the 28th Annual Celebration of Leadership – March 23, 2023!

Thank You to All Who Make COL Possible!

Leadership Everyone is grateful for Fifth Third Bank serving as the title sponsor for Celebration of Leadership and for their ongoing support of our mission and programs. See our full list of underwriters and partners here.



Help us continue Celebration of Leadership and all our other programs by donating now!


#COL2022 Nominee Pre-Party

Last night, the 27th Annual Celebration of Leadership nominees came together on Zoom to get to know one another before the big event! Being virtual did not stop us from having fun and sharing in the spirit of Celebration of Leadership!  Watch the video...

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