The Jefferson Awards for Public Service

The Jefferson Awards for Public Service

Past Winners

The Jefferson Awards are presented on two levels: national and local. National winners represent a "Who's Who" of outstanding Americans. Local winners are "Unsung Heroes" — ordinary people who do extraordinary things without expectation of recognition. These winners come from our Media Partners, our Champions, and our Youth Service Initiative.

National Winners

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley
Documentary Filmmaker Ken Burns
Documentary Filmmaker Ken Burns

Joe Lieberman
Joe Lieberman
John Lewis
John Lewis
Thomas Kean & Lee Hamilton
Thomas Kean & Lee Hamilton


Local Winners

Maise DeVore, Eskridge, KS
Maise DeVore, Eskridge, KS
William D. Grace, Binghamton, NY
William D. Grace, Binghamton, NY
Kathyrn Martin, Evansville, IN
Kathyrn Martin, Evansville, IN

Stevie Moore
Stevie Moore
Linda Gregory
Linda Gregory
Holly Dunn-Pendleton
Holly Dunn-Pendleton