#VoicesofJAF – December 11th – Valerie Weisler & Steven Prescod

December 11, 2015 by

“One of the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s founding principles is ‘Yes, I can’.” -Valerie Weisler “The Jefferson Awards has taught me that there is an extreme power in the word ‘no.’ It can turn people down, it can also make them want to give up. But it can also ignite fire within.” -Steven Prescod In today’s […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 10th – Lillian Pravda

December 10, 2015 by

“With the help of the Jefferson Awards, Vision For and From Children is now a 501(c)3 organization and by this fall will be represented across 50 states and in 100 countries.” -Lillian Pravda Everyone who meets Lillian immediately understands her passion and generosity. She is a force of nature! By the time she was 13, […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 9th – United Steelworkers

December 9, 2015 by

“Serving and being activists is what we are all about and it’s what the Jefferson Awards is all about, and to have that connection with a big organization that is also committed to a culture of service is a perfect fit. -Connie Mabin, United Steelworkers USW is a new JAF Champion this year and we’ve […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 8th – Reed Smith

December 8, 2015 by

“We want our employees to know that we care about our community, that it’s a priority for us and we care about them enough to honor them for their service to our community.” -David Thompson Another supportive Champion of ours is Reed Smith. They truly engage in their communities across the country and around the […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 7th – CNO Financial

December 7, 2015 by

“With the Jefferson Awards, we’ve been able to connect to our community in so many ways, in so many more efficient ways, but also to be able to reward our employees by giving them yearly awards and grants to their non-profits organizations that they are passionate about.” – Media Oakes CNO Financial believes in making […]

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#VoicesofJAF December 6th – Deloitte

December 6, 2015 by

“If you are interested as a corporate leader, like I am, in ways to activate your employees around causes, the Jefferson Award is another unbelievable platform to go ahead and do that.” – Jack Russi Jack is the National Managing Partner of Corporate Development at Deloitte and a long-time Champion of ours in name and […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 5th – Hillary Schafer

December 5, 2015 by

“Champions is one of our most powerful programs because it’s the engine, behind which we’re both celebrating and activating adults, but also supporting the activation of young people.” -Hillary Schafer We’re 5 days into our December campaign and we love telling your stories! Today, we wanted to shift and talk about our Champions program. There […]

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#VoicesofJAF December 4th – Wesley Boone

December 4, 2015 by

“Someone can activate GearGoingGlobal by looking for used sports gear and connecting it to underprivileged children, either locally or globally.” We met Wesley early this year after submitted his BIG IDEA to LEAD360. A lifetime soccer player, Wes was sad and disappointed to learn that many children around the world have no sporting equipment to […]

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#VoicesofJAF December 3rd – Patricia Manubay

December 3, 2015 by

“The purpose of DreamBoxes is not only to give students the supplies and resources that they need for school, but also the empowerment and encouragement and that support they need to pursue their dreams.” We met Patricia Manubay when she first joined Students in Action as a shy high school sophomore. Fast forward three years […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 2nd – Brittany Amano

December 2, 2015 by

“I started off with a small food drive with me and three of my closest friends. And we’ve grown to a large organization that impacted over a 150,000 people.” -Brittany Amano We met Brittany Amano when she submitted in BIG IDEA in the 2015 LEAD360 Ideas Contest. Brittany grew up hungry. When she was just […]

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