alumni connect engage learn

Since Leadership Evanston began in 1992, over 620 individuals have participated in its Signature and Snapshot programs. Alumni have opportunities through Leadership Evanston to participate in on-going leadership development and networking opportunities.

Nearly 80% of the alumni live and/or work in Evanston — and continue to make an impact.

engaging alumni

Leadership Evanston continues to engage alumni in three important ways — networking, leadership development, and on-going conversations about Evanston.

networking events

Focus on the Arts is the theme for the upcoming Alumni event on Monday, March 9. The gathering will start with a "hard hat" tour of the new Evanston Art Center space on Central Street from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. Afterwards, the group will gather at Ten Mile House for a short program as well as conversation, and food and drink.

The cohort of honorees are: Leslie Brown of Piven Theater Workshop; Norah Diedrich of the Evanston Art Center; Michael Miro of Mudlark Theatre; Penelope Sachs of the Evanston Symphony Orchestra; and Judy Kemp of EVANStarts and an all-around theatrical maven!

Buy your tickets to join us for this fun evening.

Last March, alumni gathered at Temperance Beer Co. for an engaging evening. Honored for their impact in Evanston were Leadership alumni Susan Trieschmann, Curt's Cafe; Adam Finlayson, Mary Adams Trujillo and Gay Riseborough, Grandmother's Park; and, Steve Newman, Evanston Scholars. 

leadership development workshops

"This whole evening reflects the sort of discussion we expect from LE...The discussion was of high-level and worth attending."

"The topic was certainly timely and the ability to have it connect with so much going on in our communtiy right now was the icing on the cake."

— reflections of the alumni participants in 5 Levels of Racism

In November 2014, Stacey Gibson and Liz Shulman facilitated the program 5 Levels of Racism. They introduced 26 participating alumni, from a wide-range of LE classes, to a framework for recognizing racism in various contexts. The group intends to continue their conversation in early spring.

knowing Evanston

New on the horizon, leadership alumni conversations with key Evanston leaders from the public school to the city to business to human services to key institutions in our community, are being planned for 2015. Each event will invite a leader to an in-depth Q&A lending itself to an opportunity for deep exploration of challenging issues.

alumni connections

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