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Jefferson Award

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Best San Francisco Arts Programs To Support

Charity raises spirits for beneficiaries and donors alike. There’s a wealth of charitable acts going towards San Francisco Arts. Get involved with any of these options.


Jefferson Award Winner Mama Cha Cha (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Connects With Homeland

This week’s Jefferson Award winner is an East Bay teacher who immigrated to the United States 20 years ago. But she has never forgotten the experience of being new to a country and culture.


Jefferson Award Winner Kelly Steitz (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Families With Special Needs Children

Two years ago, the AbleCloset was founded by San Carlos native Kelly Steitz. In donated warehouse space, Steitz lends more than 200 pieces of specialized pediatric equipment.


Jefferson Award Winner Winifred Schultz-Krohn. (CBS)

Jefferson Awards: Students Help Families In South Bay Shelter

A college project has become a model for family shelters. This Jefferson Award winner has brought students and struggling families together, benefiting them both.


Jeff Humphrey - Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Awards: East Bay Kids Get Baseball Dreams Fulfilled

Many boys dream of playing baseball, but some can’t because the equipment is too expensive. But many East Bay kids are grateful to the man known as the Robin Hood of baseball for the gear to get them in the game.


Nyeisha Dewitt - Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Awards: Woman Helps Oakland Natives Give Back

When Oakland Native Nyeisha DeWitt wanted to do something to help young people achieve in her community, she didn’t have to look far.

KPIX 5–08/31/2011

Ann Marie Theilen – Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Awards: Woman Helps Turn Trash Into Treasure

For decades, artists and teachers have been discovering some unusual items at a place they call a San Francisco hidden treasure. The woman behind the popular resource is this week’s Jefferson Award winner.

KPIX 5–08/10/2011

Eve Robinson, Jefferson Award winner

Jefferson Awards: Overcoming Anxiety While Healing Others

What do you with your life if you’ve developed panic disorder that keeps you confined at home? An Oakland woman says she’s turned poison into medicine.

KPIX 5–07/13/2011

Caroline Archer - Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Awards: Dolls Offer Hope To Hospitalized Children

After a 30-year career in the financial world, a North Bay woman is turning her acute attention to detail to a very different project, helping the most vulnerable.

KPIX 5–07/06/2011

Tomas Magana - Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Awards: Doctor Inspires Teens To Explore Medical Careers

When Dr. Tomas Magaña envisions the future of medicine, the faces he hopes to see are those of his Oakland students.

KPIX 5–06/22/2011