ALF Honored Bruce Bochy, LaDoris Hazzard Cordell and Stephen S. Smith with 2012 Leadership Awards
Exemplary Leader & John W. Gardner Awards were presented May 3, 2012
ALF Senior Fellows Dave Mills, Class XXI, Principal Consultant, Korora Partners, Inc., and Luther Jackson, Class X, Economic Stimulus Manager for NOVA Workforce Board, co-chaired the 2011 Exemplary Leader Celebration.
The three awards were presented at the Exemplary Leader Celebration dinner on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.
ALF presents the Exemplary Leader Award to a regional or national figure who models the boundary-crossing, collaborative leadership style that ALF promotes. Bruce Bochy was selected for believing in and inspiring a diverse roster of individuals to defy the odds and earn the respect of fans beyond both the Bay Area and the sport of baseball. In his own words, “You put aside your own agenda and do what’s best for the team.”
ALF’s John W. Gardner Leadership Award is presented to ALF Senior Fellows who demonstrate ALF core values of diversity, inclusiveness, civility, engagement, and respect.
LaDoris Hazzard Cordell was selected for this award based on her decades of humanitarian work, which includes directing a tutoring program for black school children in the Mississippi Delta in 1967, participating in South Africa’s first Human Rights conference in 1988 and founding the African American Donor Task Force in 1990.
Stephen S. Smith was selected for the John W. Gardner Leadership Award for his ability to infuse his work with optimism, clarity, vision and pragmatism, which has greatly benefited and transformed the projects he has been involved with, and his enthusiasm for, and encouragement of, others’ involvement in hands-on philanthropy that has taken organizations to new levels of effectiveness.
Sponsors for the 2012 Exemplary Leader Celebration include: Cisco Systems, Aeris Communications, Adobe, Agilent Technologies, Applied Materials, Dignity Health, The Health Trust, UBS, DLA Piper, PG&E, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and Gordon Biersch.
For more information, contact Alberto Villaluna, VP Senior Fellows Network, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 408-554-2001.
2011 Exemplary Leader & John W. Gardner Award Honorees
ALF Honored Dr. Steven Chu, Blanca Alvarado & Lisa Sonsini
Beginning in 1990, ALF has honored a select group of exceptional people from Silicon Valley and beyond at its Exemplary Leader Celebration. The Exemplary Leader Award is presented to a regional or national figure who models the boundary-crossing, collaborative leadership style that ALF promotes, and the John W. Gardner Leadership Awards to ALF Senior Fellows who demonstrate ALF core values of diversity, inclusiveness, civility, engagement, and respect.
On Monday, April 11, 2011 ALF honored U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu as its 2011 Exemplary Leader and ALF Senior Fellows Blanca Alvarado, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Emeritus and Lisa Sonsini, Board President of the Sobrato Foundation, as the recipients of the organization’s John W. Gardner Leadership Award.
ALF Senior Fellow David Yarnold, President and CEO of the National Audubon Society, led an onstage conversation with Dr. Chu. Senior Fellows Karen Rudolph, Partner, Two Rivers Circle,and Stephen S. Smith, Senior Managing Director, Arma Partners, co-chaired the Exemplary Leader Celebration, held at the newly renovated Computer History Museum in Mountain View.
Exemplary Leader Award
Beginning in 1990, ALF has honored a select group of exceptional people from Silicon Valley and beyond at its Exemplary Leader Celebration. The Exemplary Leader Award honors individuals who model the boundary-crossing, collaborative servant leadership style that ALF promotes.
Click here for a list of previous ALF Exemplary Leaders, including photographs and speech transcripts.
John W. Gardner Leadership Award
Beginning in 1994, American Leadership Forum - Silicon Valley Senior Fellows have presented the John W. Gardner Leadership Award to those among them who best:
• Represent the spirit of ALF by inspiring and motivating other leaders to get involved;
• Serve as bridge builders between diverse community segments and leaders;
• Present track records as collaborative leaders who identify and deal with complex and difficult issues;
• Demonstrate ALF core values of diversity, inclusiveness, civility, engagement, and respect.
Click here for more information on John W. Gardner and a list of John W. Gardner honorees.