Jefferson Awards for Public Service

Multiplying Good, formerly the Jefferson Awards for Public Service, was created in 1972 by the American Institute for Public Service.[1][2] The organization officially launched its new brand, with its slogan "The Power of Service to Others," on February 13th, 2019, in an effort to more closely align the foundations' name with its mission. The organization seeks to multiply good in four distinct but related ways: The Jefferson Awards for Public Service, Youth Programs, Champions Programs, and Media Partners.The Jefferson Awards are given at both national and local levels, and recognize those individuals who have embodied the spirit of service that the organization was founded with.[3] Local winners are ordinary people who do extraordinary things without expectation of recognition and come from national networks of "Media Partners" and "Corporate Champions", and from the associated "Students In Action", Lead360 and GlobeChangers programs. Multiplying Good is led by its CEO, Hillary Schafer, its president, Sam Beard, and its chairman, Jack Russi, in conjunction with the Foundation's board of governors.

Jefferson Awards for Public Service
IndustryPublic Service, Non-Profit
Founded1972
FounderJacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Robert Taft, Jr.
Samuel Beard
HeadquartersWilmington, Delaware
Websitewww.multiplyinggood.org

The Jefferson Awards for Public Service

The Jefferson Awards Foundation, the historic service recognition platform of Multiplying Good, "recognizes, inspires and activates volunteerism and public service in communities, workplaces and schools across America." The Institute was founded in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr. and Sam Beard.

History

In 1972, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr., and Samuel Beard founded the Jefferson Awards for Public Service to establish the nation's premier public service award. The Jefferson Awards is led by the board of Selectors who choose the national winners and oversee the activities of the organization. In 2019, in order to reflect the evolving purpose and intention of the organization, The Jefferson Awards Foundation rebranded itself as Multiplying Good. The new brand officially launched on February 13, 2019.

National Awards Ceremony

The awards are presented each year during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. in June, where a broad array of honorees are recognized. Also recognized are organizations – companies that represent the pinnacle in corporate citizenship and schools that best reflect the Jeffersonian ideals of citizen involvement.

List of all past national winners

Year

U.S. Senator John Heinz Award for Outstanding Public Service By An Elected or Appointed Official

S. Roger Horchow Award for Outstanding Public Service by A Private Citizen

Outstanding Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged

Samuel S. Beard Award for Outstanding Public Service by An Individual 35 Years or Under

Outstanding Public Service in Professional Sports

Lifetime Achievement in Public Service

Outstanding National or Global Service by a Young American 25 Years or Under

Outstanding Public Service by a Corporation

1973 Henry Kissinger John W. Gardner Cesar Chavez Joseph A. Yablonski
1974 Elliot Richardson Ralph Nader Thomas Szasz Maynard Jackson
1975 Peter W. Rodino Jr. Katharine Graham Rev. Leon Sullivan R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
1976 Arthur F. Burns, Alan Greenspan, William E. Simon John D. Rockefeller, III Rev. Theodore Hesburgh Vilma S. Martinez
1977 Michael Mansfield Art Buchwald Howard Rusk Max Cleland
1978 Hubert H. Humphrey Paul Mellon Jerry Lewis Bernard Powell
1979 Kenneth Gibson, William Donald Schaefer, Coleman A. Young Howard Jarvis Jesse Jackson Denis Hayes
1980 Cyrus R. Vance Norman Borlaug Allard Lowenstein US Olympic Hockey Team
1981 Warren Christopher Walter Cronkite Marva Collins David Stockman
1982 Howard H. Baker Bob Hope Claude Pepper Henry Cisneros
1983 Paul A. Volcker Kirk Douglas Helen Hayes Jan Scruggs
1984 William H. Webster J. Peter Grace Maude E. Callen Sally Ride
1985 James A. Baker, III Lee Iacocca Betty Ford Trevor Ferrell

Mary Beth Tober

1986 George P. Shultz H. Ross Perot Eugene Lang Robert Hayes
1987 Justice William J. Brennan Irving Brown Ginetta Sagan Steven Jobs
1988 C. Everett Koop James W. Rouse Fr. Bruce Ritter Marlee Matlin
1989 Paul Nitze Leo Cherne Kimi Gray Marc Buoniconti
1990 General Colin Powell Jimmy Carter Jaime Escalante Anne Donahue
1991 Dick Cheney Robert C. Macauley Marian Wright Edelman Wendy Kopp
1992 Justice Thurgood Marshall Faye Wattleton Eunice Shriver Michael Brown and Alan Khazei
1993 Carla Hills James Burke Arthur Ashe Mary Taylor
1994 George Mitchell, Bob Michel Jim and Sarah Brady Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward Wayne Meisel
1995 Justice Harry Blackmun Walter H. Annenberg Barbara Bush Stacey Bess
1996 Sam Nunn Brian Lamb Rosalynn Carter Andrea Jaeger
1997 Robert Dole Nancy Brinker Oseola McCarty Michael Danziger
1998 Robert Rubin Oprah Winfrey Thaddeus S. Lott, Sr. Bobby Jindal
1999 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Elizabeth Dole Millard Fuller Anthony Shriver
2000 John Glenn Elayne Bennett Benjamin Carson, M.D. Faith Hill
2001 Madeleine Albright Ted Benna Dorothy Height Lance Armstrong
2002 Rudolph Giuliani Lilly Tartikoff Bill and Melinda Gates Chad Pregracke Ray Chambers
2003 Condoleezza Rice Anne Douglas Mathilde Krim Matthew Meyer
2004 Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Ken Burns Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth Kristen Lodal and Brian Kreiter
2005 Lee H. Hamilton, Thomas H. Kean Vartan Gregorian Dave Pelzer Benjamin Shuldiner
2006 John Lewis Michael Feinberg and David Levin I. King Jordan Peyton Manning
2007 Richard Daley Jeffrey Sachs Geoffrey Canada Lindsay Hyde
2008 Joe Lieberman Edward Jagen Darell Hammond Ocean Robbins
2009 Edward Kennedy Greg Mortenson, Pamela Hawley William (Bill) E. Milliken Jennifer Staple[4]
2010 Michael R. Bloomberg, Cory A. Booker Paul Farmer, M.D. Jim Gibbons Tad Skylar Agoglia Nnamdi Asomugha, Tyrus Thomas, Curtis Gunderson, Stuart Holden, Dwight Howard, Dirk Nowitzki, Justin Tuck, Lauryn Williams, Venus Williams, Ryan Zimmerman Marlo Thomas[5] Ellie Duke, Katherine Foronda, Ted Gonder, Dallas Jessup, Emma Lindle, Tristan Love, Kristen Lowman, Jessie Mintz, Zoe Ridolfi-Starr, Joe Tigani, Kelly Voigt
2011 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bill Shore Jerry M. Reinsdorf Brittany and Robbie Bergquist Drew Brees, Tamika Catchings, Stephen Curry, Warrick Dunn, Brad Davis, Ernie Els, Ryan Hall, Paul Pierce, CC Sabathia, Brian Westbrook Sicomac Elementary School - Student Council, Sashin Choksh, Morgan Hartley, Greg Nance, Nick Hebert, Patrick Ip, Talia Leman, Sarah Nuss, Mordecai Scott, Jessica Singer, Tyrone Stevenson, Vanessa Strickland Prudential Financial, Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
2012 David H. Petraeus Harry Connick, Jr. and Branford Marsalis Richard Proudfit[6] Amber Lynn Coffman Marty Lyons, Troy Vincent [7] Robert De Niro Pfizer[8]
2013 Tom Coburn, Patrick Leahy[9] Elie Wiesel[10] Dolores Huerta[11] Neilesh Patel[12] Mark Ein[13] General Electric[14]
2014 Gabrielle Giffords[15] Charles Best,[16] | Andrew Shue[17] Pedro Jose Greer[18] Jack Andraka, Ryan Patrick[19] Mariano Rivera,[20] James Thrash[21] Tom Brokaw[22] Maria Keller,[23] Lillian Pravda Weyerhaeuser
2015 Sonia Sotomayor[24] Jeffrey Skoll,[25] | Ivan Hageman[26] Adam Braun[27] Lauren Bush [28] Fred Jackson,[29] Robby Novak & Brad Montague of Kid President[30] Corinne Hindes & Katrine Kirsebom of Warm Winters [31] Target Corporation[32]
2016 Arne Duncan[33] Sean Parker[34] Kyle Zimmer[35] The Young American Soldier[36] Eric Decker[37] Billie Jean King[38] Sophia Sánchez-Maes[39] Salesforce
2017 Deval Patrick[40] Peter Diamandis, Sheila Johnson[41] Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi[41] Joe Torre[41] Harry Belafonte[41] Laurie Hernandez[41] Warby Parker[41]
2018 Elaine Wynn[42] Bryan Stevenson[43] Alexis Jones[44] Shaquille O'Neil,

Chris Long

Pia Phillips,

Abbie Nelson[45]

Mastercard[46]

Youth Programs

In the past decade, Multiplying Good has been placing an increasing amount of emphasis on connecting with young people around the country in the hopes of fostering in them a belief in, and passion for, service. It does so through its Students in Action program, its youth leadership training program, and its recognition of young philanthropists.

Students in Action

Students In Action (SIA) is a unique youth service, leadership and recognition program that supports, trains and empowers today's youth to be leaders, problem solvers, entrepreneurs and impactful global citizens.[47] Thousands of students have taken part in this program so far, and nearly all of them report feeling a greater sense of empowerment and a larger appreciation for the value of service.

Youth Leadership Training

Multiplying Good, through its Youth Leadership Training programs, seeks to provide young people with the skills that they need to turn their ideas for service into reality. The programs are designed not only to instill in the youths who take part the value of service, but also to teach them the practical skills that they need to be effective leaders and servants of their communities.

Youth Service Recognition

The recognition piece of Multiplying Good's youth programming was designed to reinforce the importance and value of philanthropic work in the minds of those young people who receive awards. Even further, it can help teach important skills, such as public speaking and presentation skills.

Champions

The Champions program of Multiplying Good was designed as a means of recognizing the philanthropic achievements and inclinations of the employees of some of the most successful companies in the United States. The hope is that, in doing so, not only will the good that these individuals have done be multiplied, but that there will also be fostered more profound senses of philanthropy and empathy in the company. Through its Champion Partners, Multiplying Good accesses a network of nearly 7.1 million employees nationwide.[48]

Media Partners

Through its Media Partners, Multiplying Good is able to connect with unsung heroes in communities around the US. The Media Partners provide both a means of connecting with communities around the country and a source of nominations for local Jefferson Awards. There is also a connection to the core values of Multiplying Good. The Media Partners multiply the good of the service provides by men and women around the country by connecting their stories to a larger social narrative. As of today, the Media Partners program reaches over 100 million people around the country, and has awarded over 60,000 Jefferson Awards to American grassroots heroes.[49]

See also

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ACT for Mental Health

ACT for Mental Health, Inc. is a non-profit human services agency in downtown San Jose, California. ACT is a recipient of Jefferson Awards for Public Service. For more than 50 years ACT has been serving underserved communities with no-cost or low-cost social services without government funding primarily on donations.

Barry Munitz

Barry Allen Munitz (born July 26, 1941) has been a senior administrator at the University of Illinois and the University of Houston, a business executive at Maxxam, Inc., chancellor of the California State University system, and chief executive officer of the world's wealthiest art institution, the J. Paul Getty Trust. He is on the Board of Selectors of Jefferson Awards for Public Service.

Ben Shuldiner

Ben Shuldiner is an American social activist and educator.

Benedictine Academy

Benedictine Academy is a Catholic parochial, college preparatory high school that serves young women in ninth through twelfth grades in Elizabeth, in Union County, New Jersey, United States. The school was opened in 1915 by the Benedictine Sisters of Elizabeth, Saint Walburga Monastery, and operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1996.As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 183 students and 24.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 7.6:1. The school's student body was 36.6% Hispanic, 35.5% Black, 19.7% White, 2.7% Asian and 5.5% two or more races. Benedictine Academy welcomes students of any race, color, national and ethnic origins. The BA faculty comprises Benedictine Sisters, members of other religious communities and lay teachers, 70% of whom have advanced degrees.

Charlene McMann

Charlene McMann (b. circa 1951 in Chicago, Illinois) (also known as Charlene McMann-Seaman) was the co-founder and chief executive officer of the now-defunct Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation (founded 2010), a non-profit raising money for lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma.

McMann is co-author with her husband Scott Seaman of the self-published book Battling and Beating Cancer – The Cancer Survival Book (2009) and was also co-host with her husband of the Battling and Beating Cancer online-only radio show on BlogTalkRadio and CAN TV public access and online television show.Previously, McMann co-founded and was president of the Chicago Chapter of the Lymphoma Research Foundation, which was that organization’s first local chapter. She received the local Chicago Jefferson Award for Public Service for her cancer advocacy in 2008, organizing, fundraising, and leadership. She subsequently became a Member of the National Board of Selectors of the Jefferson Awards for Public Service and launched a national program to promote health, physical activity, and well-being in students.

Chirag Odhav

Jacob Hood

hav is the youngest recipient of the Jefferson Awards for Public Service. Nominated in 2009, Odhav dedicated a large amount of time collecting necessary supplies for tornado victims of Jackson, TN. According to the Jackson Sun, Odhav has received numerous community awards, such as the Annual Youth Volunteer Award for the Jackson Area Chapter of the American Red Cross (2009, 2010) and the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award (2010). Chirag attended high school at the University School of Jackson, and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015.

During his time at Berkeley, Odhav was mentioned in Forbes for his team effort on an investment thesis on GasLog, which won 1st place at the 2013 Georgetown University stock competition. On November 8, 2014, Odhav made an appearance at Harvard University for the first ever Seeking Alpha Stock-pitching Competition, where he and his team presented their long thesis on Conn's, Inc.

Darell Hammond

Darell Hammond is an American philanthropist, founder of the non-profit organization KaBOOM! that helps communities build playgrounds for children. Hammond also speaks at conferences and universities about his work and blogs on The Huffington Post. Hammond, who from the age of four enjoyed a happy childhood in a group home founded by Moose International, began building playgrounds in college, founding KaBOOM! with a friend in 1996. He has received multiple honors and awards for his work, including the President's Volunteer Service Award. In 2011, Hammond released his best-selling memoir, KaBOOM! How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play. He was listed in the Forbes 2011 list of the top 30 social entrepreneurs and was named as a "Health hero" by WebMD.

Greg Nance

Greg Nance (born September 29, 1988) is an American entrepreneur, mountaineer, and ultra marathon runner. Nance is the co-founder and Board Chairman of Moneythink, the founder and CEO of Dyad.com, an Advisory Board Member at the Chicago Project on Security and Threats (CPOST), and a Board of Directors Member of the Harry S Truman Scholars Association.Nance has received numerous awards for his public service and business leadership including recognition from the Jefferson Awards for Public Service as a "Globe Changer" in 2011 and from The Diplomatic Courier as one of the "Top 99 Foreign Policy Leaders Under 33" in 2013. Nance was selected to attend the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. On January 19, 2017 The New York Times covered Nance's announcement of Dyad.com's plan to initiate a pro bono mentorship program for Syrian refugees.Nance rose to greater prominence in 2016 following his selection as the Seattle Seahawks "12 Ambassador." Nance became the face of Delta Air Lines' Pacific Northwest marketing campaign in which his ultra marathon running and lifelong Seahawks fandom was featured in TV commercials.

Marva Collins

Marva Delores Collins (née Knight; August 31, 1936 – June 24, 2015) was an American educator who started Westside Preparatory School in the impoverished Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago in 1975.

Neil Simon

Marvin Neil Simon (July 4, 1927 – August 26, 2018) was an American playwright, screenwriter and author. He wrote more than 30 plays and nearly the same number of movie screenplays, mostly adaptations of his plays. He received more combined Oscar and Tony nominations than any other writer.Simon grew up in New York City during the Great Depression, with his parents' financial hardships affecting their marriage, giving him a mostly unhappy and unstable childhood. He often took refuge in movie theaters where he enjoyed watching the early comedians like Charlie Chaplin. After a few years in the Army Air Force Reserve, and after graduating from high school, he began writing comedy scripts for radio and some popular early television shows. Among them were Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows from 1950 (where he worked alongside other young writers including Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks and Selma Diamond), and The Phil Silvers Show, which ran from 1955 to 1959.

He began writing his own plays beginning with Come Blow Your Horn (1961), which took him three years to complete and ran for 678 performances on Broadway. It was followed by two more successful plays, Barefoot in the Park (1963) and The Odd Couple (1965), for which he won a Tony Award. It made him a national celebrity and "the hottest new playwright on Broadway." During the 1960s to 1980s, he wrote both original screenplays and stage plays, with some films actually based on his plays. His style ranged from romantic comedy to farce to more serious dramatic comedy. Overall, he garnered 17 Tony nominations and won three. During one season, he had four successful plays running on Broadway at the same time, and in 1983 became the only living playwright to have a New York theatre, the Neil Simon Theatre, named in his honor.

Neilesh Patel

Neilesh Patel is a social entrepreneur and American humanitarian who serves as Founder and CEO of HealthCare Volunteer, an online global health non-profit organization, and Healthsouk, a dental insurance alternative with no monthly fee. Patel won the 2013 Jefferson Awards for Public Service for Greatest Public Service by an Individual Under Age 35 in June 2013 for his service in facilitating healthcare to over 1 million people worldwide. The Jefferson Award is dubbed the nobel prize for community service in the United States of America and previous winners include Steve Jobs, Bobby Jindal, Peyton Manning and Lance Armstrong.

He is also credited with starting Healthsouk, America's first free dental plan and is credited with being the inventor of real-time pricing for health services. He launched it in 2011 in response to the lack to dental coverage provided in the Affordable Care Act. Other companies were forced to follow suit on creating a free dental plan after HealthSouk started to disrupt the dental discount plan subscription model.

Roger Horchow

Samuel Roger Horchow (born July 3, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a catalog entrepreneur and Broadway producer.

In 1971, Horchow started The Horchow Collection, the first luxury mail-order catalog that was not preceded by a brick-and-mortar presence. He sold the Horchow Collection to Neiman Marcus in 1988.

In 1992, he produced his first Broadway show, Crazy for You, a George Gershwin musical, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The London version of Crazy for You won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical. Though Crazy for You was inspired by an earlier Gershwin musical, Girl Crazy, which opened in 1930, theater critics and the American Theater Wing ultimately considered it to be a "new musical." Crazy for You was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman.

In 2000, Horchow and co-producer Roger Berlind staged a revival of Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate, for which he won his second Tony Award, for Best Musical Revival.

In 2007, Horchow along with other producers produced Curtains, a comedic murder mystery nominated for 8 Tony awards and 10 Drama Desk awards and in 2008 was a minor producer in the Broadway revival of Gypsy with Patti LuPone.

Horchow is a member of The Hill School Class of 1945. In 2002 he received the school's highest alumni honor, The Sixth Form Leadership Award. Horchow was awarded an honorary doctorate by his alma mater, Yale University, in 1999, and is one of the subjects of The Tipping Point (Little, Brown, 2000) 2002 edition ISBN 0-316-34662-4, an influential book by New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell.

Horchow is the author of three books, "The Art of Friendship: 70 Simple Rules for Making Meaningful Connections" (St. Martin's Press, 2006 and Neiman Marcus Exclusive, 2005) ISBN 0-312-36039-8, Elephants in Your Mailbox: How I Learned the Secrets of Mail-Order Marketing Despite Having Made 25 Horrendous Mistakes (Times Books, 1980) ISBN 0-8129-0891-0, and Living in Style: In A Time When Taste Means More Than Money (Rawson Assoc, 1981) ISBN 0-89256-166-1.

Horchow is on the Board of Selectors of Jefferson Awards for Public Service.Horchow served on the board of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Whitney Museum, Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Art Gallery. He is Vice-Chairman of KERA Public Radio, Dallas, TX. Dallas Theater Center, Foundation for Arts and Preservation in Embassies, Direct Relief International (Advisory Board). His wife, Carolyn Pfeifer, died in 2009.

Horchow lives in Dallas and has three daughters and five granddaughters.

Samuel Beard

Samuel or Sam Beard may refer to:

Samuel Beard (public servant), co-founder and President of the Jefferson Awards for Public Service

Samuel Beard (rugby union), rugby player

Samuel Beard (sailor) in 1960 Star World Championships

Samuel Beard (public servant)

Samuel S. Beard (born 1939) is an investment banker, social entrepreneur, and public servant. In 1972, he co-founded the Jefferson Awards for Public Service along with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Robert Taft Jr.

San Mateo High School

San Mateo High School is a National Blue Ribbon comprehensive four-year public high school in San Mateo, California, United States. It serves grades 9–12 and is part of the San Mateo Union High School District.

San Mateo High School continues the "Tradition of Excellence" that first started in 1902 and strives to create a unique campus life for all students and staff, which remains different from any other high school in the San Mateo Union High School District. There are many programs that define SMHS; the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Curriculum, Biotechnology Training Facility, Choir Instruction, Dance Instruction, Drama Production, Marching Band, Music Department, Renaissance Leadership, and Student Government are just a few of those offered.

Sarah Brady

Sarah Jane Brady (née Kemp; February 6, 1942 – April 3, 2015) was a prominent advocate for gun control in the United States. Her husband, James Brady, was press secretary to U.S. president Ronald Reagan and was left permanently disabled as a result of an assassination attempt on Reagan.

Teresa Heinz

Teresa Heinz (born Maria Teresa Thierstein Simões-Ferreira; October 5, 1938), also known as Teresa Heinz Kerry, is a Portuguese-American businesswoman and philanthropist. Heinz is the widow of former U.S. Senator John Heinz and the wife of former U.S. Secretary of State, longtime U.S. Senator, and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry. Heinz is Chair of the Heinz Endowments and the Heinz Family Philanthropies.

Vincenza Carrieri-Russo

Vincenza Carrieri-Russo (born June 10, 1984) is a model, actress, entrepreneur and beauty pageant titleholder from Newark, Delaware.Carrieri-Russo was Miss Delaware USA 2008 and represented Delaware at the Miss USA 2008 pageant. She also competed at Miss United States 2014. Currently she works as a restaurateur alongside her sister.

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