The Eli J. Segal Award

The Eli J. Segal Award is given annually by The Alliance for Business Leadership to a senior business leader whose work and values exemplify the spirit of the late Eli J. Segal. Eli was known for his ability to bridge sectors – both during his career as a business leader and while serving in the Clinton administration – and was a master networker. “The Father of AmeriCorps,” as President Clinton calls him, Eli was also the founder of the Welfare to Work Partnership, for which he received the Presidential Citizens Medal. He led in his roles as a beacon towards collaboration and strategic vision to enact changes to our most pressing societal problems. He understood that no issue should be siloed and when we bring people together, we can do more to make a change. To continue this legacy, the honoree shall demonstrate a deep commitment to the following:

  • Social responsibility and civil engagement
  • Using his or her role as a leader in the business community to advance causes or issues that
  • Create growth and opportunity for all people
  • Mentoring rising leaders
  • Acting as a servant leader who shows humility and belief in gaining consensus from many community members
  • Engaging in work to develop partnerships across sectors

The Name You Should Know Award

The Name You Should Know Award is given annually by The Alliance for Business Leadership to a business leader under the age of 45 who is deserving of public recognition for his or her commitment to social responsibility and civic engagement, and for using his or her role as a leader in the business community to advance causes or issues that create growth and opportunity for all people. The Name You Should Know Award particularly seeks to raise the profile of up-and- coming business leaders making meaningful contributions to civic life. This person is seen as an asset to their organization in thinking strategically, and engages communities in their work.

The Company You Should Know Award

The Company You Should Know Award is given annually by The Alliance for Business Leadership to a business that is deserving of public recognition for their commitment to social responsibility and civiv engagement, and for using their role as an employer in the Commonwealth to advance causes or issues that create growth and opportunity for all people. The Company You Should Know Award particularly seeks to raise the profile of an up-and-coming business making meaning contributions to civic life. The company is viewed as an asset to the business community in the Commonwealth in thinking strategically to engage diverse groups of individuals in their work.