Keystone Leadership Awards

Since 1994, Keystone Policy Center has proudly honored exemplary leaders and decision-makers who embody its mission in action. Honorees are selected for their leadership, vision, outstanding problem-solving skills, and efforts to seek collaborative solutions to challenging issues. The awards are presented annually at a dinner ceremony in Washington, D.C., attended by prominent leaders from industry, government, and the NGO community.

Save the Date

Keystone Policy Center’s 28th annual Leadership Awards will be live-streamed with limited in-person attendance.
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
6:00 pm ET: In-person cocktail reception
7:00-8:00 pm ET: Virtual livestreamed event featuring one-on-one interviews with honorees

Announcement of awardees and more details coming soon!

For more information, contact Judy O’Brien, Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships | | 202-452-1592.Keystone Policy Center empowers leaders to overcome national and local policy conflicts they previously thought were insurmountable. Through a unique and innovative approach, Keystone propels conflicted groups, coalitions, and divergent leaders beyond entrenched positions to common higher ground. If you or your organization share this commitment of collaborative action, please help support this work and these outstanding individuals through your sponsorship of and participation in this event. Funds raised through this annual event are critical to helping support Keystone’s mission and vision of bringing together leaders to reach a common higher ground. Learn more about how Keystone utilizes these important resources!

Video: 25 Years of Keystone Leadership Awards

Galleries: Past Keystone Leadership Awards

Learn more about Keystone’s past awardees and view photos from previous Keystone Leadership Awards events by clicking on the galleries below.


2019 Leadership Awards Dinner


2018 Leadership Awards Dinner


2018 Leadership Awards Dinner