The Jefferson Awards for Public Service

The Jefferson Awards for Public Service

National Winners

U.S. Senator John Heinz Award

Greatest Public Service by an Elected or Appointed Official

1973 Dr. Henry A. Kissinger
1974 Elliot Richardson
1975 Peter W. Rodino, Jr.
1976 Arthur F. Burns
1976 Alan Greenspan
1976 William E. Simon
1977 Michael Mansfield
1978 Hubert H. Humphrey
1979 Kenneth Gibson
1979 William Donald Schaefer
1979 Coleman A. Young
1980 Cyrus R. Vance
1981 Warren Christopher
1982 Howard H. Baker
1983 Paul A. Volcker
1984 William H. Webster
1985 James A. Baker, III
1986 George P. Shultz
1987 Justice William J. Brennan
1988 Dr. C. Everett Koop
1989 Paul Nitze
1990 General Colin Powell
1991 Dick Cheney
1992 Justice Thurgood Marshall
1993 Carla Hills
1994 George Mitchell
1994 Bob Michael
1995 Justice Harry Blackmun
1996 Sam Nunn
1997 Robert Dole
1998 Robert Rubin
1999 Daniel Patrick Moynihan
2000 John Glenn
2001 Madeleine Albright
2002 Rudolph Giuliani
2003 Dr. Condoleezza Rice
2004 Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
2005 Lee H. Hamilton
2005 Thomas H. Kean
2006 Hon. John Lewis
2007 Hon. Richard Daley
2008 Hon. Joe Lieberman
2009 Senator Edward M. Kennedy
2010 The Hon. Michael Bloomberg
2010 The Hon. Cory A. Booker
2011 The Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
2012 General David H. Petraeus
2013 Senators Tom Coburn & Pat Leahy


S. Roger Horchow Award

Greatest Public Service by a Private Citizen

1973 John W. Gardner
1974 Ralph Nader
1975 Katharine Graham
1976 John D. Rockefeller, III
1977 Art Buchwald
1978 Paul Mellon
1979 Howard Jarvis
1980 Dr. Norman Borlaug
1981 Walter Cronkite
1982 Bobby Hope
1983 Kirk Douglas
1984 J. Peter Grace
1985 Lee Iacocca
1986 H. Ross Perot
1987 Irving Brown
1988 James W. Rouse
1989 Leo Cherne
1990 Jimmy Carter
1991 Robert C. Macauley
1992 Faye Wattleton
1993 James Burke
1994 Jim and Sarah Brady
1995 Walter H. Annenberg
1996 Brian Lamb
1997 Nancy Brinker
1998 Oprah Winfrey
1999 Elizabeth Dole
2000 Elayne Bennett
2001 Ted Benna
2002 Lilly Tartikoff
2003 Anne Douglas
2004 Ken Burns
2005 Vartan Gregorian
2006 Michael Feinberg & David Levin
2007 Professor Jeffrey Sachs
2008 Edward Jagen
2009 Greg Mortenson
2010 Paul Farmer, M.D.
2011 Bill Shore
2012 Harry Connick, Jr.
2012 Branford Marsalis
2013 Professor Elie Wiesel


Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged

1973 Cesar Chavez
1974 Dr. Thomas Szasz
1975 Rev. Leon Sullivan
1976 Rev. Theodore Hesburgh
1977 Dr. Howard Rusk
1978 Jerry Lewis
1979 Jesse Jackson
1980 Allard Lowenstein
1981 Marva Collins
1982 Claude Pepper
1983 Helen Hayes
1984 Maude E. Callen
1985 Betty Ford
1986 Eugene Lang
1987 Ginetta Sagan
1988 Fr. Bruce Ritter
1989 Kimi Gray
1990 Jaime Esclanante
1991 Marian Wright Edelman
1992 Eunice Shriver
1993 Arthur Ashe
1994 Joanne Woodward
1994 Paul Newman
1995 Barbara Bush
1996 Rosalynn Carter
1997 Oseola McCarty
1998 Thaddeus S. Lott, Sr.
1999 Millard Fuller
2000 Benjamin Carson, M.D.
2001 Dr. Dorothy Height
2002 Bill & Melinda Gates
2003 Dr. Mathilde Krim
2004 Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth
2005 Dave Pelzer
2006 Dr. I. King Jordan
2007 Geoffrey Canada
2008 Darell Hammond
2009 Bill Milliken
2010 Jim Gibbons
2011 Jerry M. Reinsdorf
2012 Richard Proudfit
2013 Dolores Huerta


Samuel S. Beard Award

Greatest Public Service by an Individual 35 Years or Under

1973 Joseph A. Yablonski
1974 Maynard Jackson
1975 R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
1976 Vilma S. Martinez
1977 Max Cleland
1978 Bernard Powell
1979 Denis Hayes
1980 US Olympic Hockey Team
1981 David Stockman
1982 Henry Cisneros
1983 Jan Scruggs
1984 Sally Ride
1985 Trevor Ferrel
1986 Robert Hayes
1987 Steven Jobs
1988 Marlee Matlin
1989 Marc Buoniconti
1990 Anne Donahue
1991 Wendy Kopp
1992 Michael Brown
1992 Alan Khazei
1993 Mary Taylor
1994 Wayne Meisel
1995 Stacey Bess
1996 Andrea Jaeger
1997 Michael Danziger
1998 Bobby Jindal
1999 Anthony Shriver
2000 Faith Hill
2001 Lance Armstrong
2002 Chad Pregracke
2003 Matthew Meyer
2004 Brian Kreiter
2004 Kirsten Lodal
2005 Benjamin Shuldiner
2006 Peyton Manning
2007 Lindsay Hyde
2008 Ocean Robbins
2009 Jennifer Staple
2010 Tad Sklyar Agoglia
2011 Brittany Bergquist & Robbie Bergquist
2012 Amber Lynn Coffman
2013 Neilesh Patel


Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award Recipients

Outstanding Public Service Benefiting Local Communities

1974 Robert T. Bates
1974 James Ellis
1974 John Wesley Masten
1974 Ellen S. Straus
1974 Peter Wilson
1976 Felix Rohatyn
1977 Marjory Taylor
1977 Olga Mele
1977 Dr. Leonard Cobb
1977 Jean Chaudhuri
1977 Fr. Alfred Boeddeker
1978 Elizabeth Maier
1978 Robert G. Levy
1978 Sr. Mary Kathleen Clark
1978 Thomas Cannon
1978 J.O. Asbjornson
1979 Cornelius D. Banks
1979 Dr. Ann Hines
1979 Joyce Hunter
1979 Father Bruce Ritter
1979 Clarence H. Snyder
1980 Dr. Louis Mattucci
1980 Elaine Greibenow
1980 Lee Klein
1980 Tilda Kemplen
1980 John Carpenter
1981 Noey Somchay
1981 Homer Fahrner
1981 David Crockett
1981 Irene Auberlin
1981 Hank Adams
1982 Lorraine Schreck
1982 Ruth Heinz
1982 Caroline Putnam
1982 Helena Kyle
1982 Richard Marvin Garrett
1982 Dallas Doyle
1983 Tony Messineo
1983 Candy Lightner
1983 Dr. Robert Kustra
1983 Darlene Handley
1983 Dean Crisp
1984 Virginia Clemmer
1984 Francis & Campbell Cutler
1984 Margaret Marshall
1984 Betty Taylor
1984 Donna Velvick
1985 Mary Beth Tober
1985 Jean Kennedy Smith
1985 Arturo Montoya
1985 Dr. Frank McGlone
1985 Linda Barker
1986 Ruby Ferrell Callaway
1986 Therese Dozier
1986 Fannie Royston
1986 Philip Viall
1986 Sonya & Tanya Witt
1987 Jim Knocke
1987 Howard Jones
1987 Fred Doescher
1987 Elizabeth Brown
1987 Joan W. Bailey
1988 Amy Marie Windom
1988 J. T. Pace
1988 Lola Martin
1988 Peter Frazza
1988 Joanna & Jim Chappell
1989 David Cain
1989 Clara Johansen
1989 Stephen P. Klinker, DDS
1989 Julia Middleton
1989 Brent Wyatt
1990 Jane Van Sant
1990 Dr. Viola Taylor
1990 Queen Hyler
1990 John Bell
1990 Wayne Barton
1991 Claire & Romeo Bennett
1991 P.O. Walter Bennett
1991 Ann Chapman
1991 Mistilee Grace
1991 Deborah Walrod
1992 Rachel Rossow
1992 Judge Edward Rodgers
1992 Carol Kane
1992 Albert Eckstein, MD
1992 Mary Ellen Eagle
1993 Dr. James Withers
1993 Christi Todd
1993 Rev. Herschel C. Smith
1993 Leatrice 'Chick' Big Crow
1993 Ella M. Jones
1994 Victor Acquino
1994 Dorita Epps
1994 Daniel Patrick Greene
1994 Marjory Ray
1994 Rev. Julius L. Scipio
1995 DWe Williams
1995 Pamela Roland
1995 Maggie Lopez
1995 Billy Earley
1995 Mattie Hill Brown
1996 Cahn Ba Dang
1996 Jesse Hipps
1996 Dr. Vincent Jenco
1996 Clara Kirk
1996 Sgt. Roger Redd
1997 Pat Zimmerman
1997 Margaret Moul
1997 Chris Morris
1997 Momma Hawk
1997 Dawn Degenhardt
1998 Carlos Spaht, II
1998 Pam Marota
1998 Crystal Davis
1998 Rose Crumb
1998 James "Major" Adams
1999 Thelma Barnett
1999 Jean-Dominique Catchings
1999 Patrick Dickinson
1999 Dr. William Magee, Jr.
1999 Victor Trevino
2000 Allan Law
2000 Ardelia Ingram
2000 Donald Fisher
2000 Mat Dawson, Jr.
2000 Richard Cyr
2001 Dr. Allen O. Battle
2001 Gertrude M. Cole
2001 Jose Luis Flores
2001 Kompha Seth
2001 Samuel Williams
2002 Rev. John F. Norwood
2002 Angela Angela
2002 Thomas Gutierrez
2002 Linda Gregory
2002 Maise DeVore
2003 Dr. Sherwin Shinn, DDS and Jerri Shinn, RN
2003 Rev. Wendell Mettey
2003 Bridget McDaniel
2003 William D. Grace
2003 Rodney S. Alford
2004 Judith Bluestone
2004 Kim Meeder
2004 Rev. Alice Parker
2004 Bobby J. Trimble
2004 Dr. Erwin M. Vasquez
2005 Corwin B. Marbly, Sr.
2005 Coke Hallowell
2005 Marcelle Fortier Citron
2005 Officers Billy Bolin and Paul Kirby
2005 Rosie Leetta Abram
2006 Vincenza Carrieri-Russo
2006 Gail Conner
2006 Holly Dunn-Pendleton
2006 Mark Lunsford
2006 Stanley Ratliff
2007 Andrea Blamble
2007 Stevie Moore
2007 Kathryn Martin
2007 Heidi Kuhn
2007 Nancy Costello
2008 Hank and Debbie Perret
2008 Harry Vogler
2008 Lia Rowley
2008 Nancy Collins
2008 Megan Neuf
2008 Erin Drischler
2008 Jackie Betz
2009 Catalino Tapia
2009 Diane Dobitz
2009 Kevin Brown
2009 Karen Broughton
2009 Dick Bere
2010 Heather Wilder
2010 Jackie Millar
2010 Gary Maxworthy
2010 Mark Kline, M.D.
2010 Robert S. Edwards
2011 Andy Czerkas
2011 Jenny Czerkas
2011 Rachel Muha
2011 Megan Johnson
2011 Cloteal Davis
2011 Sister Pat Astelyne
2012 Midge Wilson
2012 Ed Rose
2012 Oscar Medina IV
2012 Jack Cassidy & Anthony Smith
2013 Dr. Joseph Bailey
2013 Oral Lee Brown
2013 Jeffery Ryan Futrell
2013 Ed and Sue Goldstein
2013 Robert Nevins