Call for Nominations for the Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award
Bennington College is pleased to invite nominations for the 2015 Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award. This annual award, established in honor of Bennington’s ninth president and current director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA), recognizes a distinguished Bennington alumna/alumnus, faculty or staff member, or an individual from the larger Bennington community whose innovative and inspirational leadership is advancing civic and cultural life and improving the lives of others.
The selected individual will be an engaged citizen who has successfully demonstrated the willingness to step forward and take risks in order to solve problems and achieve results in the areas of education, government, the arts and sciences, or industry.
Established by parents of a Bennington alumna from the Class of 2000, the $5,000 award has no restrictions on how it may be used. The honoree will be announced in early 2015 and will be invited to campus in the spring to meet with current students, allowing them to connect with an exceptional leader who is affiliated with the College.
The inaugural recipient, Holly Block ’80, is the Executive Director of the Bronx Museum of the Arts and recently served as the co-commissioner of the United States Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale. Under her leadership, the museum has not only earned international acclaim but become an engine for community revitalization.
Nominations will be accepted for the 2015 award from September 8 to November 7, 2014. To submit a nomination, please fill out this online form.