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Did you ever stand back in awe of someone who at great risk stands up for what is right and good? Did you admire their courage? The Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance Matusak Courageous Leadership Award was initiated to recognize individuals who have displayed a passion for the common good, and a commitment to principles greater than just themselves. The kind of courage that once exhibited galvanizes others to action.

Dr. Matusak introduced this award to recognize and reward those individuals who courageously take a risk to stand up for what is right and just; who work for the common good; who are willing to take an unpopular stand even if doing so may jeopardize their jobs, cast them in an unpopular light or even cause them to lose friends. They have the courage to act authentically and speak up when silence would mean colluding with the problem, and they boldly take actions that tangibly improve the human condition. In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, “You must look fear in the face and do the thing you think you cannot do.”


The Award

Matusak Courageous Leadership Award recipients are given a cash award of $3,000 to be used to further their work. Nominations are open to the KFLA global network of fellows.

The 2018 Award will be presented to the award recipient on November 29, 2018, at the KFLA Global Summit, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Nominate a Courageous Leader

Deadline: August 31, 2018

 

 
Larraine Matusak

Dr. Larraine R. Matusak

As a former Leadership Scholar at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Director of the Kellogg National Fellowship Program, Dr. Larraine Matusak is an experienced scholar and practitioner of leadership in a wide variety of organizational and community roles. Recently she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Scholarship and Leadership by the International Leadership Association in Barcelona, Spain.

 
 

Past Winners

KFLA Recognizes Nancy Guarneros with Matusak Courageous Leadership Award


Nancy Guarneros, graduate of UCLA and a founder of Graduates Reaching a Dream Deferred (GRADD), named as the recipient of the 2012 Matusak Courageous Leadership Award for her work speaking out on behalf of undocumented immigrant students, while risking arrest and deportation.


DENVER - The Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance (KFLA) has named Nancy Guarneros, graduate of UCLA and a founder of Graduates Reaching a Dream Deferred (GRADD), as the recipient of the 2012 Matusak Courageous Leadership Award for her work speaking out on behalf of undocumented immigrant students, while risking arrest and deportation. As the award winner, Ms. Guarneros will receive the opportunity to share her story and experiences about living one’s values, acting with integrity and building a coalition for change. The award comes with a $2,500 prize which she will credit toward her tuition.

Nancy Guarneros came to the U.S.A. at two years old. She excelled in school, earning a BA and an MA from UCLA. She is currently enrolled in a PhD program for education at Claremont Graduate University. As a founder of GRADD, Nancy helps fellow undocumented students pursue graduate and professional degrees, assisting students with the application process. She has emerged as a prominent advocate for immigration reform and access to education for immigrant youth, speaking at conferences and media events. Nancy is currently working with the UCLA Labor Center to launch the first national online college for immigrant youth called “Dream University.”

The Matusak Courageous Leadership Award was started by Larraine Matusak, a former Leadership scholar at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and former director of the Kellogg National Fellowship Program. The Matusak Courageous Leadership Award was created to recognize individuals who have shown courage to act authentically and speak up when silence means colluding with the problem. Along with other traits, the Award recognizes those who are creative risk takers, driven by sound judgment, common sense, and profound sense of responsibility, honesty and trust.

The Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance (KFLA) creates opportunities for 1,500 Kellogg Fellows from across the world to leave a significant legacy as a result of having participated in leadership development programs through the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Founded in 2002, KFLA's mission is to identify and implement solutions to complex challenges by expanding the work and the impact of these Fellows in collaboration with local leaders, one another, and other foundations' leadership alumni groups.