Celebrating 20 Years of Impact: LEDA’s Milestone Year


LEDA logo - 20 Years - stackedAs we ring in the new year, I am thrilled to announce a milestone that fills us with immense pride and gratitude: 2024 marks LEDA’s 20th Anniversary, and we will be celebrating our community’s achievements during the next 12 months.

In the 20 years since LEDA Cohort 1, we have cultivated a truly remarkable community of leaders. Together, we have dismantled barriers, empowered bright minds, and paved the way for a world where diversity in leadership is not just an aspiration, but a reality. While our work is as important today as ever before, our community has helped us achieve so much to date, and we have profound pride and appreciation for all of you.

For two decades, your compassion and commitment have been instrumental in fostering an environment where diverse leadership thrives. The LEDA community is built upon the ambition of 2,075 diverse young leaders, whom we have helped access 213 colleges and universities to date.

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LEDA through the years (and colors!): 2005, 2014, and 2023

As we reflect on our shared achievements, let us also look forward with determination. The next 20 years beckon us to deepen our impact and expand our horizons. There will be many opportunities to engage with LEDA during our 20th Anniversary Year, and I encourage you to stay connected with us to learn about them:

  • Visit the LEDA website for updates on programming and stories of our impact.
  • Follow us on social media to engage with our vibrant community.

We invite you to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of LEDA’s legacy, and look forward to your reinvigorated support as we champion our motto: LEDA4Life.

With heartfelt thanks,

David Garza
Executive Director

Published October 19, 2023

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