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The 2014 Leadership Triangle Awards Gala / Goodmon Awards PDF Print E-mail
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This year our theme was "Reflections to the Future"
And the winners are

Economic Development:  Formed in 1991, the First Flight Venture Center (FFVC), a self-funded non-profit, was the very first business incubator in the Triangle.  Today FFVC is one of the nation’s largest, most stable, self-funded incubators and has played host to more than 285 companies since its inception.  Over 60% of those businesses are still operating five years after graduating from the FFVC program.


Arts and Entertainment: Katie Wyatt is founder and Executive Director of Kidznotes, an innovative “music for social change” non-profit program currently serving over 300 students that come from impoverished backgrounds in Raleigh and Durham. Students receive approximately 10 hours of intensive classical music instruction each week at NO COST. Results from the classroom indicate Kidznotes is positively enhancing the intellectual, social and emotional development in the children


Community Service:  Activate Good is a nonprofit that helps recruit and connect individuals, groups, and companies to fulfill volunteer needs with currently over 230 partnering nonprofits around the Triangle. In 2013 alone, Activate Good facilitated 4,181 volunteer connections, providing a value of over $260,000 in volunteer services to 180 charities in the Triangle.


Strategic PartnershipGoTriangle Regional TDM Partnership is collaboration of seventeen partners throughout the Region aimed at reducing commuter congestion and improving air quality in the Triangle region.  So far, the project has reduced 237,412 daily commute miles traveled (equivalent to a daily trip to the moon) and eliminated 27,047 metric tons of CO2c (greenhouse gas) emissions


Goodmon Fellow: A graduate of the 2011 Regional Leadership Program, Beth Turner exhibits the proactive regional leadership skills and commitment taught in Leadership Triangle programs.  She cofounded the local Girls Rock NC program a rock camp for girls throughout the Triangle, while also serving as a Town Commissioner of Pittsboro, serving on the Town of Pittsboro solid waste committee, and coaching entrepreneurs for the annual 100K Space Frontier Foundation's 'Business Plan competitions.


Hall Of Fame Inductee:  Bob Ingram.  Bob served as an annual speaker in the leadership development class series and was a highlight of the program for ten years.  He sought out sponsorship for Leadership Triangle and involved Quintiles who has served as a title sponsor for many years.  In addition, he has hosted the Leadership Triangle Executive program graduation at the Ingram Collection for over five years.  His contribution to the Leadership Triangle has been outstanding and has been felt throughout the classes and organization for many years.


The Leadership Triangle Awards Gala, formerly called the Goodmon Awards, named after James F. Goodmon, CEO of Capitol Broadcasting and chair emeritus of Leadership Triangle, recognizes outstanding, regionally-minded Triangle leaders and organizations. In our efforts to promote regional leaders, we present five Goodmon Awards, and for the past two years had a Hall of Fame Induction.  The Leadership Triangle Awards Gala, presented by the Carolina Hurricanes, is Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Bay 7 on the American Tobacco Campus in Durham, 5:30 to 9:00pm. Join us for the only annual fundraiser for Leadership Triangle.

Thank you to our Annual Sponsors

and Event Sponsors


Pre-Reception Sponsors

Bank_of_NC JMWFoundation

Production Sponsor

Table Sponsors



The Redwoods Group






The Regional Roundtable

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce

Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Research Triangle Regional Partnership

Research Triangle Foundation

Past Winners

As communities across the Triangle come to understand the importance of working together, regional thinking and regional cooperation become more essential to our individual and collective well being. Yet, we have few mechanisms in place for rewarding such regional foresight and action. As a result, Leadership Triangle in 2002 established the annual Goodmon Awards in honor of James F. Goodmon, chair emeritus, Leadership Triangle, and president/CEO, Capitol Broadcasting Company.

These awards recognize leaders in our community who are regionally minded - and who exhibit that frame of mind in their personal and professional lives. The categories of winners include individuals, public officials/governmental, organizations, partnerships and Leadership Triangle Alumni (Goodmon Fellows)