Do you know a globally minded leader? Nominate them for the Illuminate Awards!


The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is accepting nominations for our second annual Illuminate Awards, presented by the David Glick Memorial Fund!


This awards ceremony recognizes leaders in our community who represent our values of global mindedness, global learning, and global leadership in their lives and work. 


We invite you to nominate Pittsburghers you know who are making a local impact and are creating pathways for a more globally connected region and world. 


We strongly encourage nominations of people from diverse lived experiences, cultures, and identities.


Nominees must reside in the Pittsburgh region. To align with our value of working in partnership with others, we encourage you to nominate others and will not accept self-nominations.


DEADLINE EXTENDED: The deadline for nominations has been extended to Sunday, May 7, 2023, at 11:59PM.


 We’re seeking nominations in four categories:

  1. 1. Business leader: A leader in the for-profit sector who exceeds the expectations of their role to champion global connectedness in their industry. 
  2. 2. Community leader: Members of the community in the nonprofit or public sector who have made notable contributions to building a more global region.  
  3. 3. Educator: Any adult who works in a professional or volunteer capacity to support the education of young people.
  4. 4. Youth: High school students in the Pittsburgh region and/or within the Global Minds chapter network.


Finalists will be selected by a committee of local leaders. Awardees will be honored at an in-person awards ceremony during our second annual Soiree on October 6, 2023.


A detailed, thoughtful response is required. We suggest you write short-answer responses in a separate document, and then copy and paste into the form to maintain formatting. Forms must be completed in full to be considered. 


If you have any questions, please contact


Nominations are now closed.