The Jefferson Awards for Public Service

The Jefferson Awards for Public Service


First Lady Laura Bush & Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Swann


U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton with Board Members Jack Russi, Lee Carter, Robert Sakowitz, and Doug Adams


Peyton Manning, Jefferson Award recipient, with Board Members U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, George Ball and Ellen Burstyn


Board Member Kathleen Kennedy Townsend with Commercial Appeal winner Stevie Moore


Board Member Roger Horchow with national recipient Justice Sandra Day O'Connor


Teresa Heinz Kerry with PG&E executive, Ophelia Basgal, and JA Champion Lee Nave

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Our Board of Selectors

The Jefferson Awards are run by the Board of Selectors. Members of the Board are leaders in every field of endeavor: government, the arts, education, entertainment, sports and business.

Selectors Include:

Hank Aaron
Douglas C. Adams
Norm Asbjornson
George L. Ball
Susan H. Ball
Alex Beard
Hon. Julian Bond
Hon. Peter G. Bourne
Cynthia Clay Briggs
Ellen Burstyn
Laura W. Bush
W. Russell Byers, Jr.
Deanna Castellini
Cris Collinsworth
Hon. Chris Coons
Tatiana B. Copeland
Joyce Cowin
Jonathan Donfeld
Kirk Douglas
Michael Douglas
Albert R. Dowden
Hon. Harold E. Ford, Jr.
Hon. William H. Frist, M.D.
Patrick J. Geraghty
Whoopi Goldberg
Earl Graves, Sr.
Paula M. Grigsby
Teresa Heinz
Roger Horchow
Mary Kaye Huntsman
Dr. Mary King
Thomas B. King
Peter Klein
Michael J. Krupin, CLU
Rita Benson LeBlanc
Alex Lopez-Negrete
Hon. Trent Lott
Ronnie Lott
Hon. Richard Lugar
Patricia M. Lyons
Paul Maslansky
Peter Max
Scott McClelland
Hon. Mitch McConnell
Charlene McMann
James J. Meeks
Bill Milliken
Barry Munitz
Alexandra Nechita
David P. Nicoli
Doug Poretz
Robert C. Provost
Hon. Harry Reid
Hon. Joseph P. Riley, Jr.
Elliott Roosevelt, III
Jack Russi
Robert Sakowitz
Sam Salman
Barbara Saltzman
Joseph N. Sanberg
Hillary Beard Schafer
Scott Seaman
Mark G. Shafir
Neil Simon
Lesley Stahl
Hon. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Cynthia Ekberg Tsai
R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
Cicely Tyson
Chris Wallace
Hon. Harris Wofford