Seattle CityClub is proud to recognize community leaders each year through the Washington State Jefferson Awards. Regarded as the "Nobel Prize" for public service, this award honors “unsung heroes” for their volunteerism and action to make the world a better place.

In 1972, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Senator Robert Taft Jr. founded the Jefferson Awards. Since then, the Jefferson Awards program has become a unique nationwide effort that recognized the highest ideals and achievements of individuals in public service in the United States. For more information about the national Jefferson Awards program, visit 

The online nomination page to accept applications for the 2015 Jefferson Awards will go live HERE on Monday, January 5th, 2014 and will close on Monday, March 2nd. One of these winners will represent our state in Washington D.C at the National Jefferson Awards ceremonies. All five winners will be recognized at an evening awards reception during National Volunteer Week in Seattle.

View Nomination Page 

View all past Washington State Jefferson Award Winners