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 

Nominate your "unsung heroes" today! Nominations close at 11:59pm, Sunday March 1st.  Hand delivered entries and/or supplemental materials must be received at the CityClub office before 5pm Friday, February 27, 2015. Jefferson Award winners will be selected 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 and United Way of King County to help them enhance their community service projects. One winner will be selected as to represent our state at the national ceremonies in Washington D.C.

View all past Washington State Jefferson Award Winners