Leadership Council & Fellows
What is the Leadership Council?
The Leadership Council is an honorary board of leaders and experts who collectively determine the winners of the Classy Awards. Their unique perspective and valuable insight establishes this recognition as one of the highest honors in the social sector. The Leadership Council is composed of a diverse group of 110 experts representing academia, community foundations, for-profit corporations, global NGOs, industry experts, media professionals, nonprofits, philanthropists, private foundations, policymakers, public figures, social entrepreneurs, and a student Fellow.
The Fellowship is an opportunity for young leaders interested in social entrepreneurial endeavors to engage with top leaders and innovators from around the world. The 10 Fellows, chosen for their ambition, experience, passion, curiosity, and social awareness, work with the Collaborative team to gain expertise into their sector and will then apply their newfound knowledge and unique perspective as a voting member of the Leadership Council.