WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) June 19, 2014

The countries highest honor for community service has been granted now to 20 extraordinary people plus companies whose selfless, noble plus caring function has improved the lives of countless persons plus increased the collective dedication to assisting 1 another plus contributing to the greater superior.

Co-founded inside 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr. plus Sam Beard, recognised as the Nobel Prize of public service, this years Jefferson Awards today inside its 41st year recognizes contributions to service inside 8 separate categories, including: Best Public Service by an Elected or Appointed Official; Best Public Service with a Public Citizen; Best Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged; Best Public Service by an Individual 35 Years or Under, plus Great Service by an Athlete.

It is really effortless to disregard the chance to do anything superior, considering you’re hoping to do anything desirable. There are solutions daily, to create a difference inside somebodys existence. The Jefferson Awards encourages people to do anything. Do not wait. Do not wait to do anything, considering we think it is actually little. mentioned Joe Sanberg, Jefferson Awards Chairman. This really is enjoyed inside the extraordinary function which the recipients are doing daily to touch the lives of a lot of individuals.

Under the leadership of Troy Vincent, NFL Senior Vice President for Player Engagement, the Jefferson Awards as well as the NFL Player Engagement have built a brand-new strategic alliance. The Jefferson Awards can join with NFLPE to combine the efforts towards the PREP community (ages 25 years plus under; guy plus female) to motivate, train plus measure the impact of youth creating their communities as well as the globe a greater destination. Together, we are going to foster educational quality, social dedication, community values, as well as the energy of sports to create well-rounded, effective young adults.

For years both the NFL as well as the Jefferson Awards have every been deeply plus firmly committed to community service, mentioned Troy Vincent, Senior Vice President of NFL Player Engagement. We are very excited regarding the chance to support young individuals inside becoming 21st Century leaders beginning with their families, their peers plus because couples inside their community.

NFLPE might assist help the Jefferson Awards Youth Service Challenge. This year 2014-2013, the Challenge had 3,673 student-led projects plus concerned over 900,000 pupils over the nation. Through the Jefferson Awards partnership with all the U.S. Conference of Mayors, 173 mayors have finalized about to engage. With the NFLPEs help upcoming year, to highlight the value of student service as well as its community impact, we’ll launch a joint social media contest inside the spring of 2014 with pupils contending for nationwide prizes.


Charles Fazzino is regarded as the best artists inside the globe, as well as the worlds best 3-D artist. As the creator of 3-D limited edition fine art silkscreen serigraphs, he is ideal recognized for his obsession with bright hues plus beautiful detail, the frenetic stamina which infuses his function along with a distinctive hand-assembled 3-D layering technique which brings his pictures to existence.

June 2014 ends the Jefferson Awards celebration of its 40th Anniversary. The vision is for Charles to be the Official Artist for the upcoming 10 years by 2022. His function is displayed inside hundreds of fine art museums plus museums inside twenty different nations. He is an officially certified artist of the National Football League as well as the Super Bowl (2000 to the present), Major League Baseball as well as the MLB All-Star Game (2003 to the present) as well as the US Olympic Team (2000 to the present). He newly created official art for the Presidents Challenge for the Presidents Council about Physical Fitness plus Sports, the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, the NHL All-Star Game, Belmont Stakes, Daytona 500, Indy 500, the Country Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, as well as the President William J. Clinton Foundation. Charles is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts inside NY City.


The Jefferson Awards is proud to declare which you have entered into a partnership with IvyConnect, a private community which links inspiring thought leaders, innovators, plus do-gooders. IvyConnects membership is produced up of exemplary entrepreneurs, artists, policy-makers, plus recognized experts, predominantly ages 24 to 45.

Part of IvyConnects mission is to motivate its members to be active residents that provide back to their communities. IvyConnect was co-founded by Harvard Company School classmates Beri Meric plus Philipp Triebel, whose vision is to create a more inspired planet by connecting great individuals that create a international difference. Through private art gallery receptions, speaker series, trips, social impact projects, along with a sophisticated digital platform, IvyConnect facilitates sturdy connections, meaningful conversations, plus significant community service solutions. IvyConnects objective is to connecting great persons over 50 worldwide cities in the upcoming five years.


U.S. Senator Tom Coburn plus U.S. Senator Pat Leahy

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn wins the 2014 Jefferson Award for a life of recognized plus devoted service. Senator Coburns public service is demonstrated inside countless forms: because doctor to his community, a deacon to his congregation, along with a U.S. Senator to his constituents.����Senator Coburn stands out for his advocacy of expression limits, growing seniors healthcare choices, security of house medical inside remote regions, access to cheaper treatments, plus preventing the spread of AIDS to babies. He is currently 1 of 3 physicians serving inside the U.S. Senate. He has treated over 15,000 individuals plus delivered over 4,000 infants.

U.S. Senator Pat Leahy wins the 2014 Jefferson Award for a life of recognized plus devoted service. Senator Leahy is known for his integrity, freedom plus bipartisan leadership. Senator Leahy stands out for his leadership inside immigration reform, his belief inside an open plus clear government, security of individual confidentiality, ecological security, human rights, knowledge plus healthcare reform. Leahy is the many senior U.S. Senator.


Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor plus Co-Founder of the Elie Wiesel Foundation

Elie Wiesel was born inside 1928 inside Sighet, Transylvania. He was fifteen years of age whenever he plus his family were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz. His mom plus young sister perished, his 2 elder sisters survived. Elie plus his dad were later transported to Buchenwald, where his dad died soon before the camp was liberated inside April 1945.After the war he became a journalist plus was encouraged to create regarding his experiences inside the death camps. The outcome was his internationally acclaimed memoir, Night (La Nuit), that has since been translated into over thirty languages.

The Elie Wiesel plus his spouse created the Elie Wiesel Foundation, rooted inside the memory of the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel wins the Jefferson Award for his continuous efforts to fight indifference, intolerance plus injustice by global dialogue plus youth-focused programs which improve popularity, understanding plus equality.


Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder, National Farmworkers Association

Dolores Huerta wins the 2014 Jefferson Award for her life advocating for work plus civil rights, co-founding the National Farmworkers Association, later the United Farm Works, plus serving inside countless roles about behalf of employees, immigrants, plus females.

Born inside April 1930, Heurtas c