The Irvine Foundation has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Leadership Awards due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We carefully considered options but feel the future is simply too uncertain to plan for our normal 2021 events, and we know that the crisis is a major disruption for leaders and organizations who would normally nominate future recipients.
Innovative leadership remains critical in California, especially as we rebuild, but the dynamic situation means many of you will be focused on more urgent matters for the foreseeable future.
If you have already started or submitted a nomination, please know that is secure and will be kept for the 2022 Leadership Awards cycle.
Thank you for your understanding during these uncertain times. We appreciate the many leaders who are working tirelessly to serve their community and look forward to the time when we can celebrate their contributions.
For a list of funders providing resources to nonprofits to support COVID-19 response, please visit the Philanthropy California website.