Posts by mitchellcohen

Nominate a Local Hero for a Jefferson Award!

March 14, 2016 by

The Jefferson Awards Foundation believes in two main principles: that any one can be a hero, and that celebration is inspiration. These beliefs drive our efforts to honor thousands of local unsung heroes each year in communities across America. Every day, women and men of all ages are making a difference in people’s lives, and […]

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A New Partnership with Bright Funds!

March 7, 2016 by

Today, we are very excited to announce a partnership with Bright Funds! Through this partnership, our Champions — over 200 organizations that share our vision and values and employ 6.4 million people — will have access to the Bright Funds enterprise platform, which provides employees with giving, matching and volunteering programs. This will help amplify […]

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Sam Beard on Youth Service

February 17, 2016 by

In 1972, Sam Beard co-founded the Jefferson Awards Foundation along with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr. to create a Nobel Prize for public service. He has had the privilege of initiating and then chairing programs for seven Presidents of the United States: Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush. By Sam […]

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LEAD 360 Reflection: Dream Boxes

February 10, 2016 by

2015 was a monumental year for LEAD360 winner, Patricia Manubay. Her project, Dream Boxes, inspired students to dream big by giving them a box of school supplies along with a note of encouragement. The LEAD360 program helped activate and scale Dream Boxes, and thanks to her hard work, over 67,000 Dream Boxes were donated across the […]

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Students In Action Profile – Grant Domingo

January 28, 2016 by

Students In Action (SIA) is an intensive leadership training program by the Jefferson Awards Foundation that is active in over 400 schools. To date, this program, has trained over 16,000 teenagers who have generated 17,000,000 hours of service—making meaningful, measurable impact on their communities and schools. This is a guest blog post by Grant Domingo, […]

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Bay Area Jefferson Awards Ceremony!

January 19, 2016 by

On January 13th, KPIX and KCBS in San Francisco honored the Bay Area’s 2015 Jefferson Award winners for their outstanding public service. The event included San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt and NFL legend Ronnie Lott. Over 50 people were honored for impacting their communities–proving that anyone can make a difference and be a hero. […]

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