Award Recipients and Qualifications
The Leadership Saratoga Alumni Association annually awards the Lisa Niles Distinguished Leadership Award to a graduate of the program whose long-term commitment to volunteerism in Saratoga County makes him or her deserving of recognition. The award is named in memory of Lisa Niles, the Alumni Association’s first President.
Recipients of the Lisa Niles Distinguished Leadership Award are:
Lorraine Tharp (deceased)
J. Thomas Roohan
Cliff Van Wagner
Cathy Walbridge Allen
Leadership Saratoga periodically awards Fellows recognition to alumni who have demonstrated a significant commitment to their community by serving in volunteer leadership positions or pivotal roles on boards, attending advanced seminars on governance and leadership, and furthered the mission of Leadership Saratoga post graduation. For more information about the criteria to qualify, please click here.
Recipients of Fellows Recognition are:
Marvin LeRoy, Jr.
James Morris IV
Leadership Saratoga occasionally awards the prestigious Exemplar award to an alumni who has demonstrated long-term, transformational and significant commitment to their community by serving in volunteer leadership positions and pivotal roles on many community nonprofit or public service boards, attending advanced seminars on governance and leadership and has actively worked to furthered the mission of Leadership Saratoga post graduation. For more information about the criteria for this award, please click here.
In 2011, L. Clifford Van Wagner became Leadership Saratoga's first Exemplar.