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Building Red Winged Leaders
The Red Winged Leadership program aligns the values of Seattle University with those of vetted business professionals and aspiring leaders. The Red Winged Leadership Award is intended to honor leaders committed to embracing the unique intersection where leadership, business acumen, and social impact overlap.
The 2011 Winner Has Been Selected!
Chris Fontana, Executive Director of Global Visionaries - Winner
Global Visionaries is a Seattle, WA based non-profit that empowers youth from diverse socio-economic, ethnic, racial, and geographic backgrounds to become active leaders and global citizens who promote social & environmental justice through community service at home and abroad. Global Visionaries provides life-changing opportunities and instills a lifelong ethic of service and philanthropy. Global Visionaries’ programs combine localized leadership training with “a cultural immersion trip to Guatemala, and local and international service projects focused on social justice and environmental conservation.”
Shana Greene, Executive Director of Village Volunteers - Finalist
Village Volunteers promotes self sufficiency in rural villages by partnering with programs to enhance economic and educational opportunities, food security, and health conditions, with respect for the environment and culture. Village Volunteers was founded in the belief that partnership is a key factor in the renewal and healing of areas plagued by poverty and disease. Committed to preserving autonomy and cultural heritage, Village Volunteers works in collaboration with village non-governmental and community-based organizations to support the achievement of their goals and objectives by integrating international volunteerism, sustainable community development projects, and program assistance.
Danna Johnston, Founder of Danna K Johnston Foundation - Finalist
The Danna K Johnston Foundation addresses the needs of young women living with challenges that detract from their success through a program called “Successful Young Women.” Volunteers provide hands-on approach with youth to emphasize education and positive lifestyle choices. The foundation first formulates a “success plan” in the 9th grade of a student and teaches her study skills and tools to be successful in the classroom. In her sophomore year, a mentor and a community project are assigned. During the last two years of HS, the student get serious about college prep and the foundation provides various workshops which include scholarship/financial aid, college application, among other topics. Through out the whole program, a RN is there to counsel on health/wellness issues, role model and guest speakers come to inspire the students regularly, and parents are strongly encouraged to be involved with free coaching and tools to help them be a better parent.