Leo T. McCarthy Award for Public Service

Nomination Form

Leo T. McCarthy Award for Public Service and the Common Good


The Leo T. McCarthy Award for Public Service is named after the Center's founder and former California State Assembly speaker and lieutenant governor. Known as a champion of justice, he founded USF’s McCarthy Center to prepare the next generation of ethical leaders.  

The award is given bi-annually to an individual whose work makes a difference in the lives of people most affected by injustice. It recognizes persons of significant accomplishment who continue to lead for progressive change serving the common good. Like the award’s namesake, winners inspire others to lead, devote their energy to equity and justice, and maintain the highest ethical standards in their personal and professional lives. Public service is defined broadly to include anyone serving the public good including persons in government, philanthropy, education, and the nonprofit world.

Deadline to submit nominations: Jan. 31, 2020

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