History and Values


November 16, 1990 – Articles of Incorporation filed creating Leadership North Carolina.

January 19, 1995 – Journey begins for 47 members of LNC Class I.

May 16, 2016 – Graduation of LNC Class XXIII, reaching milestone of more than 1,000 alumni.

January 19, 2020 – Leadership North Carolina kicks-off 25th Anniversary.

Esse Quam Videri


The driving force behind Leadership North Carolina’s values and culture lies in the North Carolina state motto: Esse Quam Videri. “To Be Rather Than To Seem”

Diversity: Enrich North Carolina through a variety of voices.

Community Service: Contribute to local communities.

Forward-Thinking: Move together with an eye on the future.

Heritage: Value roots, history, and traditions.

Collaborative: Operate powerfully as a team.

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