The Keystone Policy Center Leadership Awards

Thank you to all our generous sponsors and guests for helping to make Keystone’s 30th Annual Leadership Awards such a success! Watch highlights from out 2023 Keystone Leadership Awards event below.

Be sure to mark your calendars for our 31st annual event taking place on June 5, 2024. 

2023 Awardees

Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE)

U.S. House of Representatives

About Rep. Don Bacon

Jay Faison

Founder, ClearPath

About Jay Faison

Duane Highley

CEO, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association

About Duane Highley

Norah O’Donnell

Anchor and Managing Editor, CBS Evening News

About Norah O’Donnell

Hon. Willie Phillips

Chairman, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

About Willie Phillips

For more information about the Keystone Leadership Awards, including inquiring about sponsorship and contributions, contact Judy O’Brien, Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships | | 202-452-1592.

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About the Keystone Leadership Awards

Keystone Policy Center established the Keystone Leadership Awards in 1994 to recognize extraordinary leadership by individuals and organizations whose work embraces our model, spirit, and mission of creating lasting solutions through strategic collaboration. Keystone honors individuals and organizations within its areas of work as well as recognizes leaders in government and the media who create impact in the public interest.

See the impressive list of Keystone’s past awardees and view photos from previous Keystone Leadership Awards events by clicking on the galleries below.

If you or your organization share a commitment to collaborative action, please support this work through sponsorship and participation in the Keystone Leadership Awards. Funds raised through this event are critical to helping bring together leaders to reach a common higher ground. Learn more about how Keystone utilizes these important resources!

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors for your support of Keystone’s 30th Annual Leadership Awards!

Sponsors of the Keystone Leadership Awards provide critical programming support that brings together leaders to reach a common higher ground. Bolster collaborative decision-making in our nation’s policy discourse by supporting Keystone Policy Center and our outstanding 2023 honorees of the Keystone Leadership Awards.

We are grateful for our sponsors, all of whom take an active role in empowering leaders to rise above entrenched positions to reach common higher ground. Every dollar raised through this important event bolster’s Keystone’s impact in finding new and creative pathways to achieve collaborative, inclusive, and bipartisan decision-making.

If you or your organization shares a commitment of collaborative action, please help support this work and these outstanding individuals through your participation and tax-deductible sponsorship or contribution. Click here to learn more!


Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors of the 2023 Keystone Leadership Awards.


Thank you to our Welcome Reception Sponsors of the 2023 Keystone Leadership Awards.



Galleries: Past Keystone Leadership Awards

Learn more about Keystone’s past awardees and watch video highlights from previous Keystone Leadership Awards events by clicking on the links below.




Video: 25 Years of Keystone Leadership Awards