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Jefferson Awards

Latest SF Bay Area Jefferson Awards

Chaplain Lee Shaw, Jefferson Awards

Jefferson Award Winner Responds To The Needs Of 1st Responders

A North Bay man found his calling in some of the worst situations possible – and the support he lends in a crisis has earned him this week’s Jefferson Award.

10/09/2013

Jefferson Award winner Keith Crawford (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Turns Family Tragedy Into Life-Saving Mission

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.

10/02/2013

Vic and Mary Ojakian. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winners Save Lives By Getting Students Mental Health Help

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.

09/25/2013

Phyllis Cecchettini (CBS)

Jefferson Awards: Brightening The Lives Of Disabled Seniors

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.

09/18/2013

Herbert Lofton (CBS)

Jefferson Awards: Building A Community To Improve Lives

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.

09/11/2013

Kathleen Montgomery, Teacher Resource Center, Jefferson Awards

Jefferson Award Winner Providing Much-Needed Supplies For Public Schools

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.

08/28/2013

Jefferson Award Winner Daniel Senta. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps East Bay Foster Youth Achieve More

Sobering statistics about foster youth dropping out of school inspired this week’s Jefferson Award winner, a former teacher turned attorney, to take action.

08/21/2013

Jefferson Award winners Vanessa Scott and Misty Felton. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winners Work To Free Girls From Sex Slavery

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.

08/14/2013

Jefferson Award Winner - Erna Grasz. (Asante Africa)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Educate Children In Africa

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.

08/07/2013