The Jefferson Awards are a prestigious national recognition system honoring community and public service in America. The Jefferson Awards are presented on two levels: national and local. They began in 1972 to create a Nobel Prize for public service. Today, their primary purpose is to serve as a "Call to Action for Volunteers" in local communities.
U.S. Congressman John Lewis Civil Rights Leader, 2006 Honoree with Teresa Heinz Kerry and Ellen Burstyn
Board Member Chris Wallace emcees the 2008 JA National Ceremony. Chris Wallace is the host of FOX News Sunday.
U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, National Honoree, 2008 with Board Members Jack Russi and Lee Ault Carter
Academy Award Winner Paul Newman. Honored in the U.S. Supreme Court, with Sally Pillsbury