Each year, five Washington State "unsung heroes" are selected as Jefferson Award winners. All winners are honored at a community celebration in April, and one will represent our state at the national awards ceremony in Washington DC. Winners also receive donated services to advance their work provided by United Way of King County and Wimmer Solutions.
Join us April 7 to honor and congratulate our 2014 Jefferson Award Winners at a very special ceremony!
Who is eligible?
The Jefferson Awards honor ordinary people who do extraordinary deeds for others: individuals in Washington state who have made their community, the nation and the world a better place either through volunteer service or going above-and-beyond the call of duty at work.
About the awards:
Founded in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Senator Robert Taft, Jr. and Sam Beard, the Jefferson Awards a national recognition program that honors achievements in public service in our country. Since then, the Jefferson Awards have recognized more than 50,000 unsung heroes in grassroots communities across the nation.
Thank you for your nominations!
Nominations close: Feb 28
Winners will be notified by: March 17
Community celebration: April 7, 2014
Congratulations to our 2013 Washington State Jefferson Award Winners!
The 2014 Washington State Jefferson Awards are:
501 Commons • AARP • Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center, University of Washington • Leadership Tomorrow • Rotary First Harvest - Washington • Seattle Department of Neighborhoods • Seattle Works • United Way King County • Volunteer Centers of Washington Association • Washington Commission for National and Community Service • Washington Nonprofits • Youth Development Executives of King County