#VoicesofJAF – December 17th – Marie Wohlbach

December 17, 2015 by

“She went back to Sacramento and said ‘you know, if AAUW could choose me to go to STEM camp, maybe I could do more than just Tech Trek,’ so she ran for class president and won!” -Marie Wohlbach Marie Wolbach has opened up the worlds of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to thousands of […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 16th – Margo Ahrendsen

December 16, 2015 by

“Our second son was born with autism and our third son was born with down syndrome and we decided from the very beginning that they were going to be raised as normal kids and have every advantage that there is available for any other kid.” – Margo Ahrendsen After having one son born with Autism […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 15th – Mara Botonis

December 15, 2015 by

“I spent my life savings and calling in all my favors … I spent my days with nurses and neurologists and activity directors and aids and husbands and wives and sons and daughters that were proving every day that you could have a good life even if you had alzheimer’s.” – Mara Botonis Mara Botonis […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 14th – The Desserichs

December 14, 2015 by

“We’re not just another cancer charity. There are plenty of those already. What we are is the belief that if we focus on those certain types of cancers and we listen to our experts, that we’re going to fundamentally change that battle, so that 80 years from now, we are not sitting around saying, ‘why […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 13th – Joshua Williams

December 13, 2015 by

“I believe that helping out in the community is my purpose and passion in life. And I will continue doing this until I die.” -Joshua Williams Joshua’s Heart is a small group of people with a big dream – to end world hunger. There are over 49 million people in the U.S. alone struggling to […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 12th – Warm Winters

December 12, 2015 by

“To date, we have distributed over 7200 items of warm clothing valued at $300,000 to 4,800 homeless people. And we’re just getting started.” -Katrine Kirsebom, Warm Winters Today’s #VoicesofJAF is Corinne Hindes and Katrine Kirsebom of Warm Winters. Warm Winters is an International Movement by youth, changing the lives of the homeless population. Corinne and […]

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#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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