Global Youth Leadership Nonprofit Joined by Celebrities, Social Entrepreneurs, Philanthropists, and Business Leaders to Honor Successful Social Entrepreneur and Accomplished Champion of Entrepreneurs.
On Tuesday, May 12th, The Resolution Project hosted its 2nd Annual Young Leaders Now Award Dinner at The Harvard Club of New York City. Resolution honored Louise Langheier, Co-Founder and CEO of Peer Health Exchange, and retired Chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young, James S. Turley, for their dedication to youth-led social impact through entrepreneurship and innovation.
The Young Leaders Now Award Dinner brought together notable celebrities, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and business leaders to raise proceeds that benefit and empower a global community of young leaders through collaborative social entrepreneurship. Uma Thurman, Diane Guerrero, Julie Henderson, and Gabriela Isler attended, along with nearly a dozen Resolution Fellows, representing the community of 200 undergraduates launching social ventures around the world with mentorship, support, and funding from Resolution.
150 guests arrived for a cocktail hour in which they mingled with awardees, celebrities, and influencers in the business, public, and social sectors, while sampling cocktails and hors
d’oeuvres by the Harvard Club’s Chef David Haviland, and enjoying music by DJ Johnny Cocco. Guests were invited to take their seats for dinner at around 7PM and were treated to a short presentation, awards ceremony, and remarks by Resolution’s leadership, Resolution Fellow Sydney Hulebak, and the awardees.
Resolution launched its Young Leaders Now Award to honor individuals who started their own social venture during college and serve as inspirational role models for Resolution Fellows worldwide. Louise Langheier founded Peer Health Exchange to reach college students and give them an opportunity to speak to youth on pressing health education reform and needs. The organization focuses heavily on teens in public high schools across the U.S. that lack health education. “Founding Peer Health Exchange was one of the most pivotal experiences of my life, and without a doubt, was only made possible by the support of the amazing people who believed in our mission and believe in our ability to make it a reality,” said Langheier.
“Louise is a shining example of how young leaders – like our Resolution Fellows – can begin a lifetime of positive impact while still in school,” explained Oliver Libby, Chair and Co-Founder of The Resolution Project.
The Resolution Project also presented its inaugural Champions Circle Award for Supporting Young Leaders to James S. Turley, retired Chairman & CEO of Ernst & Young, for his longstanding philanthropic history focused on youth. Throughout his distinguished career as one of America’s foremost business leaders, Mr. Turley consistently supported young leaders in his firm and beyond. He played a major role in the renowned Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and is a driving force behind many philanthropic commitments, including to youth and education. In reaction to his award, James S. Turley said, “As I look around the room at Louise, at Resolution Fellows, and at this community that is built to support them, I am hopeful about the future.”