At Leadership Buffalo, our core values define who we are as an organization and as a whole. The Values Awards Luncheon is Leadership Buffalo's annual signature fundraising event honoring leaders in the community that embody one of LB's four core values; Service, Inclusion, Diversity and Openness To Change.

The 2021 Values Awards Luncheon will be held on August 4, 2021.  The event will be hosted for honorees and sponsors, and livestreamed for our other supporters!  You may register for the virtual event for a donation of $34!    

Congratulations to our 2021 Honorees!

Service
Jerry Sheldon
Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Diversity
Juweria Dahir
EforAll

Inclusion
David Zapfel
Gerard Place

Openness to Change
Frank Cerny
The Rural Outreach Center

Community Impact
Tara Ellis
FeedMore WNY

 


Service

  • Gives of time, talents for the greater good of the community
  • Individual and groups efforts lead to positive change
  • Selflessness drives motivation
  • Inspires others
  • Tackles tough social problems with effective, systemic solutions

Diversity

  • Aware of personal biases and prejudices
  • Develops/supports/promotes positive relationships that cross real or perceived barriers (ethnic, racial, religious, economic, political, geographic etc.)
  • Personal practices exemplify an appreciation of diverse populations and perspectives
  • Understanding and valuing those human qualities that are different from our own and outside the groups to which we belong

Inclusion

  • Searches out multiple perspectives on issues and considers multiple stakeholder's interests
  • Promotes and encourages open discussion leading to balanced consideration of diverse perspectives
  • Has a proven track record for convening diverse groups or stakeholders
  • Champions the acknowledgement of diverse voices
  • Uses a systemic process that fully engages the passion, talent and intelligence of all involved in community decision-making

Openness to Change

  • Demonstrates and encourages a willingness to try alternative approaches to current practice
  • Takes risks personally and professionally that support service, inclusion, and diversity
  • Supports and employs nontraditional solutions while faced with significant opposition
  • Achieves effective resolution when working through resistance to change
  • Is not restrained by status quo, nor pursues change for the sake of change

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