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Jefferson Award

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

Leslie Noel, Founder of the Peter Pan Foundation

Jefferson Award Winner Gives The Magic Of Music To Children In Lafayette

One man is world famous as the Phantom of the Opera. The other took the stage as Peter Pan. Both of them changed the life of this week’s Jefferson Award winner.

01/09/2013

Kimberly Bryant - Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Introduces Bay Area Girls To Tech Careers

Hundreds of Bay Area girls are using their summer vacation to pick up some technical training. It’s a project created by this week’s Jefferson Award winner – a bioengineer who’d like to see more women of color join her in the field.

08/22/2012

Yvonne Nair - Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Awards: East Bay Woman Helps Homeless Find Work

An East Bay woman met the sad eyes of a homeless man just before he passed out on the street drinking. After that defining moment, she formed her own nonprofit to help Richmond’s homeless get back on their feet.

07/18/2012

Jefferson Award Winner Gail Bishop. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Uses Cancer Battle As Inspiration To Help Others

A San Francisco woman isn’t letting cancer treatment slow her down. In fact, this week’s Jefferson Award winner is still doing everything she can to help others in the same position.

07/11/2012

Jefferson Award Winner Bruce Fisher. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helping Bay Area Youth Succeed

A youth support agency that started in the 1960s is still going strong with this week’s Jefferson Award winner at the helm.

05/02/2012

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