On Saturday, January 28, 2017, Coro Pittsburgh’s network came together at the DoubleTree Hotel Downtown to celebrate the achievements of those in our community who have made significant accomplishments toward the common good by modeling Dr. King’s inclusive approach to leadership.

A record-setting crowd bore witness to a powerful keynote address delivered by Ambassador James A. Joseph, which illustrated the relevance of four intelligences (Emotional, Moral, Social, and Spiritual) in our time. Click here for a transcript.

Recipients of this year’s awards:

Distinguished Organizational Leadership Award: 412 Food Rescue

Distinguished Coro Alumni Leadership Award: James Doyle

Distinguished Emerging Leadership Award: Jamil Hashaam

Distinguished Individual Leadership Award: Dr. John Wallace

Quotes from Attendees and Nominees:

“This is really about the people of Pittsburgh and a testament to their desire to work together. This couldn’t be more timely. I am a woman, an immigrant and 412 is a movement by the people, for the people to end food waste and food insecurity.”
Leah Lizarondo, President and CEO, 412 Food Rescue (Finalist, Individual & Organizational)

“…I am honored to be among such august company – truly, I mean that. These are amazing people and I’m genuinely shocked to be among… the ranks of Jasiri X, Father Ryan, Celeste Smith and Shanea Leonard. That is amazing to me. And I am so honored to receive this nomination.” Click here for complete post.
Sue Kerr, www.pghlesbian.com (Nominee, Distinguished Individual Leadership Award)

“Got an opportunity to attended Coro Pittsburgh’s MLK Leadership Awards the other night. It was great to share the room with people who have been making positive contributions to the community in generations past, present, and future.”
Jordan Howard, 1Hood Media

“I feel so proud to be a Pittsburgher! There are so many great organizations around the city doing good work that improves the lives of so many! Coro Pittsburgh honored leaders on the forefront of giving back and making our city stronger!” Click here for Post-Gazette Feature.
Natalie Bencivenga, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette