Jefferson Awards

Latest SF Bay Area Jefferson Awards

Ed Regan arranges donated food at the St. Vincent de Paul Pantry, St. Mary's Church in Walnut Creek. (CBS)

Food Pantry Founder Still Serving After 50 Years

An East Bay man started serving those in need when John F Kennedy was president, and he has not stopped since.


Jirayut Latthivongskorn (CBS)

Future Doctor Helps Other Undocumented Students Plan For The Future

A San Francisco medical student is reaching out to others who want to build careers in medicine, but face the same obstacle: undocumented status.



SF Volunteer Uses Therapy Dog To Brighten Lives

This week’s Jefferson Award winner brings hope, happiness, and humor, whether she’s helping the elderly, foster children, or the developmentally disabled.


Ronald Chase talks with students at his San Francisco studio. (CBS)

Artist Inspires Youth To Embrace Creativity And Culture

A San Francisco man is sharing his love of art with young people, and inspiring a new generation to embrace their creative sides.


Michael Swaine works at his "Mending Library" in the Tenderloin. (CBS)

Professor-Turned-Tailor Mends Clothes And Community

While riding home one day, a man picks up an old-fashioned sewing machine he found dumped in a trash heap. What he’s done with it the last 14 years makes him this week’s Jefferson Award winner.