The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh has opened submissions for its first Illuminate Awards and will accept nominations through Sunday, April 17, at worldpittsburgh.org/illuminate-awards.
These awards will recognize leaders in the community who have made a difference in advancing global mindedness and connection in the Pittsburgh region. The winners will be announced at the Council’s Soiree fundraiser at The Maverick (formerly Ace Hotel) in East Liberty on June 9. The event’s theme will be Sparking Bold Thoughts – inspired by the Council’s new tagline and mission – and will be a celebration of global connectedness, culture and community featuring performances, guest speakers, a fusion-inspired menu and more surprises.
The Council is seeking nominations in four categories:
- Community Leader: Members of the community in the nonprofit or public sector who have made notable contributions to building a more global region.
- Business Leader: A leader in the for-profit sector who exceeds the expectations of their role to champion global connectedness in their industry.
- Educator: Any adult who works in a professional or volunteer capacity to support the education of young people.
- Youth: High school students in the Pittsburgh region and/or within the Global Minds chapter network.
The Council values partnerships and connectedness and, therefore, will not accept self-nominations. A panel will review the nominees and select the award recipients.
The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh believes in shining the light on global issues and those who bring a unique lens to them in Pittsburgh and around the world,” said President and CEO Betty Cruz. “We can’t think of a better way to celebrate being back in person with recurring programming than to throw a party infused with global food, music and inspiring stories.”