NGen Leadership Award

THANK YOU FOR YOUR NOMINATIONS!

The application period for the 2018 American Express NGen Leadership Award closed Friday, May 25.

We will notify finalists later this summer, and hope you’ll join us at Upswell this November in Los Angeles to meet finalists and honor the 2018 awardee!

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FAQs

Who is eligible for the award?

The American Express NGen Leadership Award honors a highly accomplished charitable community leader age 40 or under who has demonstrated significant impact. To be eligible, you must:

  • Be age 40 or under at the time of application
  • Be a changemaker who has demonstrated transformative social impact through collaborative leadership
  • Reside in the United States (nominees may work or be affiliated with an organization that works internationally or has a globally focused mission)

Note: Independent Sector membership is not required to submit a nomination or to be eligible for consideration for the award.

What criteria are used to select finalists?

  1. Evidence of transformative or significant impact in a community or issue area.
  2. Proven ability to collaborate with other changemakers on action-oriented projects in innovative and inclusive ways.
  3. Proactive identification of need and assessment of progress toward goal.
  4. Demonstrated leadership qualities and dedication to advancing the common good.

What is the nomination process?

If you know a changemaker deserving of the American Express NGen Leadership Award, please complete this short nomination form. Nominees will then receive an email with more information about the award and a link to the application.

Note: Nominees must complete an application to be considered for the award.

What is the application process?

The application includes some basic background questions about the nominated changemaker, and an essay describing the applicant’s work as a transformative and collaborative leader. A letter of recommendation is required, and we also ask that you include a resumé or link to your LinkedIn profile. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 ET on Friday, May 25, 2018.

How are finalists selected?

Submissions will be reviewed by Independent Sector staff and an outside panel of prominent national leaders. Applicants will be notified of their selection status during summer 2018, and six finalists will be invited to share their mission and vision through short videos on the Upswell website. Public voting and engagement will take place in late summer, and all six finalists will be our guests at Upswell, where the winner will be announced.

Interested in learning more about the award?

Email us at ngenaward@independentsector.org.

NGen Award Winners

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2017
Sarah Eagle Heart
Native Americans in Philanthropy

2016
Diana Nambatya Nsubuga
Global Health Corps

2015
Julieta Garibay
United We Dream

2014
Sarah Kastelic
National Indian Child Welfare Association

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2013
Sarah Johnson
Carnegie Hall’s Weill Institute of Music

2012
Jeff Edmondson
StriveTogether

2011
Ai-jen Poo
National Domestic Workers Alliance

2010
Darell Hammond
KaBOOM!

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