COMMUNITY SERVICE award
Isabel Yates Community Service Award
The Isabel Yates Community Service Award honors Lexington’s ‘First Lady of All Things Good’ in recognition of her many contributions to the community. The award honors a Kentucky woman or nonbinary person whose community service has made a lasting impact on the lives of people in their community.
Civic Involvement: The nominee has demonstrated, through their civic involvement, how the quality of life in their community has been enhanced.
Leadership: The nominee has demonstrated ability to inspire and encourage others.
Achieves Outcomes: The nominee has demonstrated ability to overcome challenges and obstacles.
Diversity: The nominee demonstrates a commitment to diversity through their work within the community.
- The nominee should have a charitable commitment to their communities of at least 10 years.
- The nominee must be a Kentucky resident and performed most of their community service within the state.
- The nominee will have served on nonprofit boards, commissions, community groups, or as the leader of a nonprofit organization.
- The nominee must not be a candidate for any political office in the year they are nominated.
Write a letter of recommendation detailing how the nominee has demonstrated and fulfilled the abovementioned criteria. Please include the following with your application:
- Your Contact information (name, title, company, email, and phone)
- Nominee contact information (name, title, company, email, and phone)
- Nominee bio or document listing work history/accomplishments/awards
Email letter of recommendation to Executive Director Carol Siler: email@example.com
Past Award Recipients
President & Founder Breeze Financial
Women Leading Kentucky Founder
Former City Council Member
Martha Layne Collins Legacy Award
The Martha Layne Collins Legacy Award honors former Governor Martha Layne Collins (1983-1987) for her contributions to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its people. This lifetime achievement award honors a Kentucky woman or nonbinary person whose leadership has made a lasting impact on their profession. Honorees will have inspired and motivated others through their personal, community, and professional lives.
Janet Holloway Pathlighter Award
The Janet Holloway Pathlighter Award honors the founder of Women Leading Kentucky for her unwavering passion and commitment to elevating women. This award recognizes a Kentucky woman or non-binary person who has demonstrated achievement, growth and success in their profession. The recipient will be someone who inspires others through their work, ideas, and example.