National Ceremony


Join Us March 15th, 2017 at New York City’s Historic Gotham Hall

We believe in public service. Not just because it improves communities, but because it changes the lives of those who participate. It offers leadership skills that propel success in school and throughout life. We believe so strongly in the power of public service that we promote it every way we know how.

Our passion for public service has sustained us for 45 years, and it will guide all we do in the years ahead. Please join us for our National Ceremony on March 15th, 2017 at New York’s historic Gotham Hall.

This year we are thrilled to be awarding Lifetime Achievement to the incomparable Harry Belafonte, Private Citizen to entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, Under 25 to Olympic Gymnast Laurie Hernandez, and Corporation to Warby Parker.



Our 2017 Honorees Include:

Harry Belafonte – Lifetime Achievement
Peter Diamandis – Outstanding Public Service by a Private Citizen
Warby Parker – Outstanding Public Service by a Corporation
Laurie Hernandez – Outstanding Public Service by a Young American 25 or Under
2017 LEAD360 winner + 2016 Activation winners

Event Details:

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Gotham Hall
1356 Broadway, New York, NY
Business Attire

JAF Board of Governors:

Jack Russi – Chairman
Sam Beard – Co-Founder & President Emeritus
Hillary Schafer – CEO
Vance Kershner
James Meeks
Michael O’Mary
Trish Regan
Robert Sakowitz
Sam Salman
Joseph N. Sanberg
Mark Shafir
Margie Sullivan

Host Committee:

Paul Andrepont
Anson & Debra Beard
Gail Blanke
Anthony Cipolla
Ashley Dimond
Phil Duffy
Tony Eisenberg
Sergio Fernandez de Cordova
Will & Wandy Hoh
Pamela Jacobs-Vogt
Matt Kibble
Peter Klein
M.J. Kronfeld
Tyreek Moore
Yoshi & Amy Nakamura
Kathleen Neville
Arynn Ozdemir
Spencer Potts
Jesse & Christine Ro
Jared Seligman
Tyler Stoviak
Deborah Weinswig
William Zagger

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