The Washington State Jefferson Awards
Nominations of all-star community leaders for Washington’s
2014 Jefferson Awards will open in January 2014.
In the spirit of the Olympics in Sochi this winter, Seattle CityClub will award “Gold Medals” to five Washingtonians through the Jefferson Awards for Public Service. This “Nobel Prize” for public service honors people who make a difference in their community, our nation and the world through their jobs or volunteer service.
Washingtonians are encouraged to nominate champion volunteers for the 2014 Washington State Jefferson Awards, a national recognition established in 1972 by the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Senator Robert Taft Jr. The award recognizes all-star but “unsung” heroes each year who demonstrate the highest ideals and achievements of community service.
“Gold medal” winners will be judged by a panel of community leaders and they will be formally recognized at a special reception in April. Winners will receive gifted consultation services provided by Wimmer Solutions to help them enhance their community service projects. One winner will be selected to represent our state at the national ceremonies in Washington D.C.
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2013 Washington State Jefferson Award Winners:
Julia Sheriden | Outreach and Resource Services for Women Veterans (OARS) | Watch Julia's video
For Washington State's past Jefferson Award winners, click here.