Applications are now open for the Class of 2025!

Apply now to develop your leadership skills through our unique experiential learning program! Join the other 1,500 graduates who have developed lifelong leadership skills and become civically engaged in CNY.

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Where Personal Development and Professional Connections Serve the Greater Good

Leadership is for anyone who cares about our community and wants to make a difference where we live and work.

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Community Leader Testimonial

Major Angi Daiuto, LGS Class of 2021

Chief of Wing Safety at 174th Attack Wing

LGS not only inspired me to think about what’s going on in the community and how to solve problems, it also taught me so much about what this amazing community has to offer. This program enables you to interact with current community leaders and the future community leaders in your classmates. We all learned and grew so much together in just 10 short months!

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Community Leader Testimonial

Cal Corriders, LGS Class of 2021

Manager of Neighborhood Economic Development at CenterState CEO

“LGS is a one-of-a-kind experience. It empowered my classmates and me to create safe spaces for dynamic and thought-provoking conversations to gain more knowledge about our community and how we can give back. The experience also allowed me to bond and create new relationship with passionate, extraordinary peers who are striving to make change in both their personal and professional lives.”

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Community Leader Testimonial

Nicole Gumtow, LGS Class of 2021

Financial Services Manager at North Eastern Rescue Vehicles, Inc.

“The LGS experience cannot be replicated. I graduated with a much deeper understanding and appreciation of our community than I ever could have anticipated.  The opportunity to meet so many wonderful people and to learn from some of the most forward thinking innovators in our area was an immeasurable benefit to me, both personally and professionally.”

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Community Leader Testimonial

Joe Rocco, LGS Class of 2021

Audit Partner at Bowers & Company CPAs PLLC

“LGS provided me with the tools, resources and lasting relationships with classmates who are leaders in our community.  Together we feel empowered, found our passions and know that we have opportunities to make a difference in everyday lives right in our backyards.”

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Community Leader Testimonial

April Brissette, LGS Class of 2020

Chief of Staff, Bankers Healthcare Group

“Being a part of LGS not only helped me to network with other community leaders, but it also changed my outlook of Central New York. The LGS program revitalized my interest in what our community has to offer, and how I can do my part to improve it.”

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Our Mission

To inspire current and future leaders to make a difference in the community where we live and work. LGS is where personal development and professional connections serve the greater good.


Class Day Blog

So what is an LGS class day really like? Hear about it from a member of the current class!

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Donate to LGS

With your help, LGS can continue to inspire citizens to make a difference in the community where we live and work. Just click ‘donate now’ below to make a secure donation.   You can also donate by calling 315-422-5471 or email Executive Director Michele Diecuch at

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Board Opportunities

LGS graduates are great board members because they have the training and passion needed to serve. To see a list of open board positions and to set up an exploratory conversation, click below. If you would like to post an open board position, please call 315-422-5471 or email LGS Executive Director Michele Diecuch at


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