Latest SF Bay Area Jefferson Awards
Nearly 120,000 people in the U.S. need life-saving organ transplants, according to organ donor networks. A San Francisco man who’s lived through personal tragedy has made it his life’s mission to increase the donor pool. He’s this week’s Jefferson Award winner.
This week’s Jefferson Award winners make a formidable team: together they’ve raised four children and built successful careers. But as Kate Kelly reports, none of it prepared them for what happened nine years ago.
What’s the secret to long life? A South San Francisco woman who’s nearly a century old says volunteering keeps her young. It’s a philosophy that has earned her this week’s Jefferson Award.
An East Bay man who worked for 34 years as an Oakland employee and union president bringing people together in work is now using those skills to create a different kind of community.
Napa County public school teachers spend an average $500 to $1,000 a year out of their own pockets for classroom supplies. That’s according to this week’s Jefferson Award winner, a woman who supplies them with some relief.
Sobering statistics about foster youth dropping out of school inspired this week’s Jefferson Award winner, a former teacher turned attorney, to take action.
The Justice Department says the average age of a girl who’s recruited as a sex slave is just 12-years-old. And the Bay Area is one of the nation’s main hubs for sex trafficking. But this week’s Jefferson Award winners are helping free the victims.
A vacation to Africa changed the life of a Silicon Valley executive. And now this week’s Jefferson Award winner is using her business background to help children around the world.
If you can no longer care for a sick pet, or you have an animal that needs hospice care, a North Bay couple offers a loving home. This husband and wife are this week’s Jefferson Award winners.