The Leadership Award
The Leadership Award is presented annually to individuals in the public sector who have displayed outstanding commitment to improving the lives of our nation’s young people and providing critical support in the Congressional Award Foundation’s efforts to make the Congressional Award a national opportunity. The Leadership Award is presented by the Congressional Award Joint Leadership Commission, composed of The Speaker and Minority Leader of the House and Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate.
Past recipients include:
- 1994 President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter, Senator Malcolm Wallop, Congressman James Howard
1995 The Honorable John Glenn, Congressman Tom Bliley
1996 His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, Senator Mark Hatfield
1997 Senator Bob Dole, Congressman Esteban Torres
1998 Senator Robert Byrd, Congressman Dan Schaefer
1999 Secretary of State Colin Powell, Judith McHale
2000 First Lady Nancy Reagan, Congressman Charles Rangel
2001 Congressman Donald Payne
2002 Congressman Major Owens
2003 Congressional Award Chairman Thomas Campbell
2006 Congressman Ed Pastor
2007 Senator Mike Enzi, Congressman Rush Holt
2008 Senator and Mrs. Trent Lott, First Lady Laura Bush
2009 Congressman Chris Shays
2010 Senator John Culver
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