The Reach Awards Gala is NLU's signature fundraising event and serves as our annual opportunity to celebrate notable alumni who are making a significant impact in their fields and the communities in which they work and live. The gala is our chance to showcase the vital work we are doing in the broader education, civic, and philanthropic communities.
The Pioneer Award is presented to an individual who exhibits exceptional character as well as a sense of higher purpose in life and work, thereby increasing opportunity and quality of life for others. Such are the core values of National Louis University and its founder, Elizabeth Harrison, who believed that the future prosperity of a community began with the education of its children.
NLU's 2016 Award Recipients:
Pioneer Award Winner Arne Duncan
CPSA Award Winner Jaqueline Samuel, Ph.D.
NCE Award Winner Matthew King
P.A.C.E. Award Winner Amanda Leftwich