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Jefferson Awards

Latest SF Bay Area Jefferson Awards

Jefferson Award winner Dr. Elouise Joseph. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Uses Stage To Help Youth Become Stars In Real Life

When Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage,” he couldn’t have known that, 400 years later, the idea would be the foundation for a life-changing program for youth. It’s called The All Stars Project, and this week’s Jefferson Award goes to the woman who is helping young people perform both on and off the stage.

12/18/2013

Jefferson Award winner Mort Cohen (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winning Attorney Champions Underdogs, Changes Policy

A Bay Area attorney has been building a legacy in the courtroom and the classroom. His volunteer work has earned him this week’s Jefferson Award.

12/11/2013

Jefferson Award winner Stacey Horowitz (right) seen on her travels (Horowitz Family Photo)

Jefferson Award Winner Creates Marketplace For Developing World Artisans

A Peninsula mother’s family trip to South America brought her face-to-face with families struggling in poverty. What she decided to do about it has earned her this week’s Jefferson Award in the Bay Area.

12/04/2013

Jefferson Award winner Rachel Bisaillon (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winning Teen Uses Passion For Horses To Help Others

While taking after school horse riding lessons, a Peninsula teenager made a discovery that would change her life. This week’s Jefferson Award winner knew she had a passion for horses. Then, she discovered a special place in her heart for their young riders.

11/27/2013

Janet Waring (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Fills Gaps In Medical Care For Alameda County’s Needy

You may not know her name or see her work, but for decades, an Alameda County nurse has been making a difference by recognizing a need and doing what she could to fill it. This week’s Jefferson Award winner has spent her career and her retirement bringing health care and more to those most in need.

11/20/2013

Event chairman Tyler Hofinga checks last-minute details at the National Kidney Foundation Authors Lunch, October 26, 2013.
(CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Works Tirelessly For Kidney Disease Sufferers

Nearly one million people in the Bay Area suffer from chronic kidney disease, according to the National Kidney Foundation. One man has spent nearly two decades getting the word out in a big way: this week’s Jefferson Award winner. He’s described as an energetic leader and salesman who knows how to rally lots of people to a good cause.

11/13/2013

Michelle Lacourciere (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helping Create Brighter Future In Haiti

A business trip to Haiti changed the life of a Pacifica woman. This former paralegal and mother of three is now dedicated to improving the lives of families by bringing clean energy and the hope of a brighter future.

11/07/2013

Jefferson Award winner  Kevin Briggs (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Talks People Down From Desperate Situations

Law enforcement officers are duty-bound to protect and serve, but it takes special dediction to calm a highly emotional situation. This week’s Jefferson Award winner has spent more than 20 years finding the right words to say to those in despair.

10/30/2013

Jefferson Award winner Ann-Eve Hazen (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps College Dreams Come True For SF Families

Some 85 percent of San Francisco’s public school students would be the first in their families to graduate from college, according to this week’s Jefferson Award winner. It’s a number that inspired her to create a program that’s changing lives.

10/23/2013