Excellence in Leadership Gala

Annually, Leadership Oklahoma recognizes the achievements of organizations and individuals for their commitment and service to Oklahoma. Their contributions brings a better quality of life and empowerment to our state.

Business Leadership Award: Recognizes a business entity for its impact in promoting leadership principles and practices, implementing programs worthy of example and fostering growth of quality leadership.

Statewide Community Award: Recognizes an organization or company that, through specific projects or efforts, has reached across our valued differences to develop among Oklahomans a keen sense of common purpose and a more profound sense of loyalty to our state. This award has been created to promote a heightened sense of appreciation for the possibilities available when Oklahomans work together as a single statewide community.

Distinguished Graduate Award: Recognizes a Leadership Oklahoma graduate whose recent leadership activities have exemplified the highest standards of Leadership Oklahoma and whose activities achieved results or set an example of statewide significance.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Recognizes an individual who has used his/her leadership abilities over a lifetime to improve the quality of life for Oklahoma’s citizens and its future generations.


Prior Honorees – Excellence in Leadership Gala Awards


6:00 pm

The Skirvin Hilton
1 Park Ave.
April 25, 2020
Oklahoma City, USA OK 73102
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Leadership Oklahoma Excellence in Leadership Awards

The awards are inspired by the philosophy of taking young and talented leaders, recognizing them and training them to become more effective and powerful as leaders. The upright shapes represent the individuals reaching out and up to benefit neighborhoods, city, state and nation. The background with the flowing horizontal lines represents the many different levels of society that can benefit. Each award is slightly different as each individual and yet all a part of the greater whole. The original artist, Marilyn Adams with Dragonfly Designs, has since passed away. However, in her honor, other artists continue to use the same handmade methods and artwork for us to give each honoree. Each is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece of art reflecting their own uniqueness in the world.



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Sponsor and Ticket Information

Sponsorship Levels:

$10,000 Platinum Sponsorship - Company logo on the invitation as a Platinum Sponsor if received by March 6, 2020, Company logo on the recognition video, Company logo in the event program, Company and representative acknowledged from the emcee during the event, Opportunity to attend honoree reception prior to event, Prime seating for table of ten

$5,000 Gold Sponsorship - Company logo on the recognition video, Recognition from the podium during program, Recognition in the event program, Premier seating for table to eight

$2,500 Silver Sponsorship - Recognition from the podium during program, Recognition in the event program, Preferred seating for table of eight

$1,000 Bronze Sponsorship - Recognition in the event program, Preferred seating for two

Individual Tickets:

Individual Tickets - $125