ILA is grateful to the many students, parents, alumni, corporations, foundations and friends who continue to support the efforts of the program. Because of you, ILA continues to develop values- based, impact-driven leaders.

2023-24 Corporate Sponsors

Regions Bank logo
Synovus
UPS logo

ILA Alumni & Student Donors

Brooks Andrews
Joseph Antonio
Jake Arendsen
Brian Baker
Bridget Bambenek
Emily Bauer
Sarah Beatty
Joseph Benken
Abigayle Benton
Erin Bierbusse
Grayson Borrego
John Brocksmith
Brittany Chitwood
Chelsea Clever
Adam Cohen
James Collins
Anne Conroy
Courtney Dantzler
Emily Dardaman
Callie Dawson
Emma Downey
Brittany Dufilho
Ann Dylla
Mark Dylla
Elizabeth Elmore
Bradley Erbesfield
Ella Everhart
Destiny Favors
Sydney Field
Daniel Fields
David Fischer
Sean Foley
Gabriel Fontana
Sarah Forbes
Kali Franz
Nicholas Garrett
Joseph and Alex Garrigan
Erica Gatti
Maddison Gay
Ilya Gokhman
Justin Golshir
Alan Goodno
Anna Goodwin
Jack Googe
Derek Hammock
William Harkins
William Harper
Andrew Haynes
Andrew Henry
Karl Hermann
Mitchell Hogan
Kyle Huemme
Chadwick Hume
Jason Hymel
Muhammad Iqbal
Ryan Irvine
Iruofagha James
Michelle Jenkins
Chase Karamanolis
Matthew Karempelis
Chloe Kelley
Mary Catherine Kelley
Kasey King
Elizabeth Kozak
Anna Kropp
Michael Lage
Jack Langner
Brittany Leamon
Will MacArthur
India Martin
Matthew Matuszewski
Brittany McCall
Melissa Toomey
Jordan McGriff
Erin McNicholas
Adam McTish
Mimi Messawer
Bryan Miller
Michael Moore
Michael Naghshineh
Amit Nechmad
Lauren Nelson
Carey Newsome
Mai-Lise Nguyen
Benjamin Pace
Anna Park
Tyler Pate
Margaret Patton
Summer Peabody
Evan Pellegrino
Carlie Perner
Andrew Puckett
Daniela Puente
Buhusuru Ranasinghe
Mitchell Reiner
Murphy Rief
Wesley Roberts
Mark Rockett
Darrell Roy
Latham Saddler
Erin Sergeant
Kathleen Sherwood
Paul and Amy Shoukry
William Shuford
Emily Smith
Ivey Tanner
Justin Tardy
Rebekah Thompson
Melissa Toomey
Andrew Tripp
Sabina Vayner
Scott Voigt
Helen Waddell
Faith Wagner
Riley Warren
Davis Webb
Hannah Whaley
Brian Whitaker
Elizabeth White
Elizabeth Wilson

ILA Friend Donors

Courtney and Jason Aldrich
Maggie Barrett
William Barron
Bessemer Trust
Samantha Bonnet-Wright
Katrina Bowers
Jay and Catherine Bowling Family Fund
Gina Breckbill
Joan Brown
Cynthia Bullock
Richard Bullock
Charles Campbell
Beth and Trey Carter Charitable Fund
Gay Colyer
COKO Fund
Natalie Conte
Jan Curtis
Paul Davis
Cecilia Deatrick
Ben and Karen Deutsch Family Fund
Larry Dobbs
Harriet W. and Edwards P. Ellis Fund
David Floyd
Dawn Foster
Michael Garrison
Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation
Preston Griffith
Michael Harley
Heads Up for Harry Inc.
Scott Henson
Melanie Hoffmann
Jonnet Holladay
Heather Howarth
Sylvia Ingram
John Jackson
Harrison Jones
Ano Karadaghi
Lori King
Charles Knapp
Thomas Landrum
John Lastinger
Laura Little
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Keith W. Mason Family Charitable Trust
The McGuire Family Fund
Sam McKenzie
John McMahon
John McMullan
Gwinn Nixon
Alice Paris
Robert Pease
Adam Prescott
Adena Puchalski
Jean Reeves
John Reeves
Ros Family Foundation
Salyers Family Giving Fund
Schmidt Family Giving Fund
Loran Smith Company
Frances Stafford
Todd and Elizabeth Stevens Fund
Daphne Straub
William Talmadge
Hugh Tarbutton
Charles Tarr
Nancy Thorpe
Jane West
Brian Wilson
Lynne Wood
Anne Wray
Charles Yarbrough

ILA Matching Gifts

Charities Aid Foundation       
KPMG Foundation
Mohawk Carpet Foundation
SalesForce
Textron, Inc.
The Southern Company
Yancey Brothers Company

ILA Family Donors

The Bahr Family
The Bassel Family
The Buckis Family
The Collins Family
The Culley Family
The Curry Family
The Garrigan Family
The Gordon Family
The Keen Family
The Kropp Family
The Langner Family
The Lindner Family
The Lockwood Family
The Marlow Family
The Mason Family
The McClintock Family
The McGee Family
The Nolley Family
The Odom Family
The Pace Family
The Patton Family
The Perlow Family
The Rosckes Family
The Stoeckel Family
The Swearingen Family
The Terwindt Family
The Wyatt Family

2023-2024 Academic Involvement

Speakers/Mentors

Tyler Acree
Lars Anderson
Joseph Benken
Abby Benton
Seonghyun Cho
Sung Min Cho
Lee Ellis
Chris Fellows
Zain Hasan
Jessica Hunt
Donna Hyland
Colleen Langner
Isabelle Maestas
India Martin
Ashley McWilliams
Paul Shoukry
Dori Turnier
JT Wu

Executives of the Day

Sarah Mount – Chick-fil-A
David Black – E&J Gallo
Ben Palmer – Home Depot
Kim Pogue – Home Depot
Samar Ali – Irresistible Foods Groups
Chad Donvito – Irresistible Foods Groups
Chris Kasuya – Irresistible Foods Groups
John Lineman – Irresistible Foods Groups
Claire Tatum – Northwestern Mutual
Evan Venable – Regions
Mitchell Pearson – Regions
Will Campbell – Regions
Bill Linginfelter – Regions
Wayne Akin – Synovus
Aaron Konnick – UPS

ILA Alums of the Day

Virginia Adair
Ashley Bough
Blake Bruce
Will Campbell
Emily Curl
Destiny Favors
Jack Langner
Lauren Barrs Nelson
Ryan Oliver
Mitchell Pearson
Kevin Schatell
Dori Turnier
Evan Venable
Garrett Williams
Trey Williams

ILA Chick-fil-A Steering Committee

Woody Faulk
Michael Lage
Melenie Lankau
John Mattioli

Corporate Site Visits

Chick-Fil-A Operator Athens Chick-fil-A
Chick-fil-A Support Center
Johnson & Johnson Athens Site

Service-Learning Clients

AAHS – Economic Development Research Project and Strategy Plan
Bulldog Basics
Burke County History Museum Relocation and Revitalization Study (Archway Partnership)
CBNLF – Enhanced marketing plan and training to include website and social media
Chess and Community
Connected Resilient Communities (Archway Partnership)
Connected Resilient Communities (Archway Partnership)
Foster Care Support for Healthy Colquitt Coalition (Archway Partnership)
Highway 15 Corridor (Archway Partnership)
ISO – Starting up ISO
Jubilee Partners
Life League
MAC on Main Business Sustainability Plan (Archway Partnership)
McDuffie Animal Shelter (Archway Partnership)
Minority Owned Business Resources (Cartersville, GA) (Archway Partnership)
Multi-Purpose Walking Trail in Dearing (McDuffie County) (Archway Partnership)
Needs Assessment for Mental Health Services for Kids (Colquitt County) (Archway Partnership)
New UGA Rural Student Internship Program Marketing Plan (Archway Partnership)
Ocmulgee RiverFest Marketing and Revenue Growth (Pulaski County) (Archway Partnership)
Preparing GA for Electronic Mobility (Archway Partnership)
The Sparrow’s Nest
Waynesboro/Burke County Land Bank Feasibility Study (Archway Partnership)
White Hills Farms Service Expansion (McDuffie County) (Archway Partnership)
Workforce Housing Analysis (Archway Partnership)
WRK

Leadership Dawgs – Community Impact Projects

Bridget Bambanek
Jagger Barnes
Erin Beasley
Isabel Berger
Emma Downey
Hannah Drum
Nick Garrett
Karl Hermann
Danielle Impara
Alex Kantor
Kendall Kazor
Connor Koscevic
Megan Leith
Nick Loudermilk
Izzy Lynch
Sarah Mount
Ariana Murray
Jori Palmer
Monisha Rao
Emily Smith
Savannah Welch
Elizabeth Wilson
Garret Wright

ILA Application Readers

Alumni

Virginia Adair
Bridget Bambenek
Isabel Berger
Lindsey Berman
Erin Bierbusse
Elizabeth Dangler
Abby Drake
Nick Garrett
Kensley Hickman
Matthew Johnson
Carter Lankford
Megan Leith
Brittany McCall
Jori Palmer
Danny Sanchez
Austin Summers
Savannah Welch
Garrett Wright

Faculty

Sarah Banghart
Bob Bostrom
Archie Carroll
Don Chambers
Hua Chen
Margaret Christ
Filipe Correia
Jason Epstein
Kayla Freeman
Scott Graffin
Pekka Honkanen
Karim Jetha
JooYoung Kim
Richard Martin
Marc Ragin
Aaron Schecter
Bjorn Southard

Leonard Leadership Scholar Alumni Interviewers

Virginia Adair
Sarah Biondich
John Fowler
Lily Goodwin
Kendall King
Will Landrum
Jack Langer
Daniel Maloon
Miller McGee
Kyle Reed
Jordann Tiras
Rachel Zilinskas