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Jefferson Awards

Latest SF Bay Area Jefferson Awards

Jefferson Award Winner - Linda Gregory. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Assists North Bay Foster Families

Linda Gregory found joy in becoming a foster parent, and purpose in helping families like hers. Gregory and her husband became foster parents to little Eddie when he was just 10 months old.

06/12/2013

Dr. Daniel Tanita

Jefferson Award Winner: Dr. Daniel Tanita

His patients say he’s so gentle and mild-mannered that they call him the dental version of TV’s Mr. Rogers. Because of him, thousands of students are getting the dental care they need.

06/06/2013

Leticia Márquez-Magaña, Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Mentors Next Generation Of Scientists

Latinos, African Americans, and Native Americans make up less than 10-percent of the college graduates working in the fields of science and technology. This week’s Jefferson Award winner is working to change those numbers, and in the process is inspiring a new generation of scientists.

05/29/2013

Jefferson Award winner Sister Ann Weltz (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Gives Struggling Parents A Needed Break

How do you prevent child abuse? For an East Bay woman, the answer is to provide support to families who are enduring stress or crises so they never get to the point of abusing their kids.

05/22/2013

Jefferson Award winner George Jurand (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Fosters Healing For Violent Crime Victims, Perpetrators

George Jurand has worked for the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office for two decades, long enough to learn that the victims of violent crime need support beyond the first months, the first year, even the first several years after losing a loved one. That’s why he leads a support group called The Healing Circle.

05/15/2013

Mitch Sigman (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Finds New Career Helping Special Needs Children Learn

When your wife tells you she wants to start a school for special needs children in your house, what do you say? If you’re this week’s Jefferson Award winner, you do more than just say ‘yes.’

05/08/2013

Jefferson Award winner Kathy Kramer (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Teaches Others The Values Of Native Plants

May 5, 2013 will be the ninth annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour in the East Bay. What started as one woman’s passion to protect local watersheds has grown to change the way thousands of people look at nature and the value the planting and preserving of native plants.

05/01/2013

Jefferson Award winner Rhonda Harris (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Builds Homes For Veterans

Some call this Jefferson Award winner “Wonder Woman” – not because she leaps tall buildings, but because she builds them as homes for veterans.

04/24/2013

Jefferson Award winner Vicki Sims Whitney (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Finds Haven For Discarded Horses

This week’s Jefferson award winner learned a love of animals growing up in Wyoming. So it’s not hard to understand why she didn’t hesitate when she found horses in trouble here in the Bay Area.

04/18/2013