Jefferson Award

Emma Jean Clark (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Has Been A Beloved Public Servant In Richmond More Than 40 Years

If you live in Richmond, you probably know the name Emma Jean Clark. As Elizabeth Cook shows us, she’s been a beloved public servant for more than 40 years, and this week’s Bay Area Jefferson Award winner.

06/29/2015

(CBS SF)

Bay Area Woman With Double Lung Transplant Honored For Organ Donation Work After Her Death

A Bay Area woman who crusaded for more people to become organ donors is being honored, even after her death.

12/09/2014

Kristie Fairchild is this week's Jefferson Award winner. (CBS SF)

Jefferson Award Winner Works With San Francisco’s Homeless To Build A Strong Community

This week’s Jefferson Award winner is a local artist who has always been inspired by the possibilities in creating art. But when Kristie Fairchild brought that same vision to her work with the homeless, she helped hundreds of people realize their own possibilities.

06/11/2014

Jefferson Award Winner: Cate Dorr (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Connect Bay Area Veterans With Service Dogs

This week’s Jefferson Award winner runs a unique program that pairs veterans with service dogs. Friendship doesn’t begin to describe their special relationship.

05/21/2014

Jefferson Award Winner - Dr. Seth Ammerman. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Serves Health Needs Of Bay Area Teens With Mobile Clinic

Dr. Seth Ammerman helped start an immunization clinic for underserved young people in East Palo Alto. After realizing they needed much more than their shots, he launched a clinic on wheels.

05/12/2014

Alan & Emily Sarver (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winners Keep Belmont Neighborhood’s Music Alive

They’re not musicians or music teachers, but for the last decade, a Belmont husband and wife have been instrumental in keeping music alive in their neighborhood schools.

01/01/2014

Dafne-Ann and Gail Pope

Jefferson Awards: BrightHaven Healing Arts Center For Animals

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.

07/31/2013

(L) Kathy Witkowicki (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner An Inspiration To North Bay Students

Some students are getting better grades. Others are the first in their family to go to college. One in ten students in Sonoma Valley said their future is brighter, because they have someone encouraging them along the way: this week’s Jefferson Award winner.

07/03/2013

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 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

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