Liberty Fellowship is accepting online nominations through July 1 for its 16th Class of Fellows.

“We look forward to receiving nominations from across the state and announcing the new class at the end of this year,” said Ann Marie Stieritz, president and CEO of Liberty Fellowship. “As a Fellow myself, I can attest to how impactful the Fellowship can be. At a time when many are feeling divided and uncertain, Liberty Fellowship brings together leaders of differing perspectives around a foundation of civil discourse and challenges each of them to examine their role and impact in South Carolina.”

Nomination Information

Nominees must be:

  1. Residents of South Carolina between the ages of 30 and 47 years old.
  2. Accomplished leaders with a history of significant community engagement.
  3. Willing to reflect deeply on their leadership role in society and to be challenged in their thinking.
  4. Deeply passionate about progress in South Carolina.
  5. Committed to action.

Liberty Fellowship expects and encourages Fellows to challenge one another’s ideas respectfully in conjunction with our commitment toward engaging a multitude of perspectives. However, the Fellowship will not accept nominees who express hate or intolerance toward others based on their particular ideas or identities.

Though leaders cannot self-nominate, nominations can come from anyone who knows the individual well. To review the full list of criteria and learn more about the process, visit

About the Liberty Fellowship Seminar Experience

The initial Fellowship experience includes five, multi-day seminars over 18 months. The seminars explore readings by some of the world’s greatest thinkers — from classical Greeks to modern business leaders. Moderators certified by the Aspen Institute facilitate each seminar toward confidential, candid, and animated discourse. Fellows reflect on decisions, values, and hopes.

Each Fellow identifies and begins a personal leadership project reflecting their passions with support from Fellows and Mentors who share those interests. These projects mark the beginning of each Fellow’s lifelong commitment to action and their impact on the State of South Carolina and its residents.

Started in 2004 as a collaboration of co-founders Anna Kate and Hayne Hipp, Wofford College, and the Aspen Institute, Liberty Fellowship today is a vibrant network of over 310 Fellows across South Carolina.

July 1, 2021 is the deadline to submit nominations