The Visionaries Awards is recognized as the premier civic leadership event that celebrates the outstanding achievements of leaders whose professional and civic careers have inspired action, community collaboration and solutions that have had a profound and lasting impact on our region, state and nation. It is the largest SCLN alumni reunion of the year where leaders form lasting collaborations.
To date, past Visionaries Awards honorees include:
Darya Allen-Attar, Vice President, Financial Advisor,Investing with Impact Director, Morgan Stanley; Co-Founder & CEO, Women Founders Network
Michael A. Lawson, President & CEO, Los Angeles Urban League
Kiesha Nix, Executive Director, Lakers Youth Foundation
Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, Med, Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Charlene Thomas, Chief Human Resources Officer, UPS
Nichol Whiteman, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation
Cástulo de la Rocha, President and CEO, AltaMed
Zoila Escobar, Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, AltaMed and President, AltaMed Foundation
Kevin Cottrell, The Guido Goldman Director, Leadership Programs, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Kim Yamasaki, Executive Director, Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE)
By attending the Visionaries Awards, guests are helping to advance SCLN’s mission and contributing to scholarships for under-represented emerging leaders. Your attendance makes a difference and gives our future leaders the opportunity to gain the skills, knowledge, and network they need to be the professional and civic leaders that drive change in their communities.
Become a Sponsor
We invite you to help us celebrate these dynamic leaders by sponsoring the Visionaries Awards. Proceeds help support the work of Southern California Leadership Network, and provide scholarships for diverse emerging leaders to participate in our programs. To learn more, contact Erin Tanenbaum, 213.580.7526.
As we prepare for the next event, we invite you to check out previous Visionaries Awards!
Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors
AltaMed Health Services
First 5 LA
Janet Schulman, Executive Consulting for the Nonprofit Sector
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Otis College of Art and Design
Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair, Hilda L. Solis, Supervisor to the First District
Los Angeles Urban League
Paige Serden and John Lapinski
Southern California Association of Governments