The American Express NGen Leadership Award honors one accomplished nonprofit leader age 40 or under who has already demonstrated significant impact in addressing society's critical needs.
The recipient of the award:
To receive this award, the individual must be available to participate in the virtual Leadership Forum in May and must be present at the John W. Gardner Leadership Dinner, which will be held at Independent Sector’s 2013 conference Annual Conference in New York City, September 28 - October 1, 2013.
The Award will be presented at the John W. Gardner Leadership Dinner October 1 at IS Annual Conference. This leader will also receive:
An individual may be nominated, or apply themselves for the award. Nominations will be evaluated by a committee comprised of accomplished nonprofit and philanthropic leaders. From the submissions, 5 finalists will be asked to apply for the award. Finalists will then be asked to participate in a multi-stage application process which includes brief essays, participation in virtual Leadership Forum with the NGen community to discuss issues pressing to young leaders and the nonprofit community as a whole and a brief in person interview conducted via phone. At the completion of this application process, the selection committee will announce one recipient of the award in late May.