Leadership Award Recipients

This award is given annually to an individual or institution whose work is nationally recognized as exemplifying and promoting the ideals to which the National Guild and its membership are dedicated.

1973 - Paul Rosenbaum

1974 - Donald MacNaughton

1975 - David Rockefeller, Jr.

1976 - Roger L. Stevens

1977 - Dr. Herbert Zipper

1978 - Dr. George Tatham

1979 - Dr. Kenneth B. Billups

1980 - Phillip K. Allen

1981 - A.B. Spellman

1982 - Hon. Livingston Biddle, Jr.

1983 - Dr. Sol Schoenbach

1984 - Dr. Lester Glick

1985 - Richard Colburn

1986 - Marta Istomin

1987 - Joseph Gingold

1988 - Blanche Moyse

1989 - Sylvia Kunin

1990 - Max Roach

1991 - Carl W. Shaver

1992 - Garrick Ohlsson

1993 - Hon. Melvin Steinberg

1994 - Jane Alexander

1995 - Celeste Holm

1996 - Murry Sidlin

1997 - Theodore Presser Foundation

1998 - Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust

1999 - Thomas T. Burzycki

2000 - Anna Deavere Smith

2001 - National Dance Institute

2002 - Dr. Billy Taylor

2003 - Henry Fogel

2004 - Howard Gardner

2005 - Wallace Foundation

2006 - MetLife Foundation

2007 - Liz Lerman

2008 - David N. Baker

2009 - Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

2010 - Gigi Antoni

2011 - Jane Golden

2012 - Marc Bamuthi Joseph

2013 - Shirley Brice Heath

2014 - Maria Rosario Jackson

2014 - Tim Robbins

2015 - Lily Yeh

2016 - Khary Lazarre-White

2017 - Ellen Michelson

2018 - Ronnie Brooks