Chicago is a Jefferson Awards Leadership City. The greater Chicagoland area boasts national Jefferson Award winners such as Oprah Winfrey and Mayor Richard Daley. Chicagoland area schools are participating in the Youth Service Initiative. Students In Action - Celebrate Service was launched here in Chicago as well. Simply stated, the Chicago area figures prominently in the Jefferson Awards and its programming.
We recently formed the Greater Chicago Area Jefferson Awards Board to promote volunteering and advance the Jefferson Awards programming. We are proud to have several Chicago area Champions and partners including: Chicago White Sox; Chicago Bulls; Aramark, Exelon, Allstate, Deloitte, and University of Illinois at Chicago. We have started "Chicago Celebrates Service Gala" to salute the Chicago Jefferson Award Winners, celebrate the great American and Chicago tradition of volunteering, and raise money to support our Chicago area youth programming.
The Jefferson Awards is proud to be a Building A Healthier Chicago Stakeholder.
NBC 5 Chicago Management team, Frank Whittaker (Station Manager and VP News) Jody Bajor (Manager of Interactive Sales, Marketing and Business Development) Chris Pena (Asst. News Director) Sam Beard (President and Co-Founder Jefferson Awards) Larry Wert (President, Central and Western Region NBC) Scott and Me
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Nominations: If you know an ordinary person who does extraordinary things by working to make a difference in his or her community on behalf of others through volunteer and community service and without expectation of recognition or reward, consider nominating them for a local Jefferson Award. Nominations may be made through NBC 5 Chicago during its on-air call for nomination period.
Alternatively, you may download the nomination form from the icon to the right and send it year round to the address listed on the form.
To be eligible, nominees must live in the Chicagoland area.
Charlene A. McMann - Cancer advocate and Founder of Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation, Jefferson Award recipient, and Member National Board of Selectors Jefferson Awards
Scott M. Seaman - Partner Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP and Member National Board of Selectors Jefferson Awards
Board Members & Trustees
Andrew Block Dr. Damon Arnold - Director Illinois Department of Health John P. Foley - Founder and Executive Chairman Cristo Rey Network Thomas Johnson - Director Public Relations City of Chicago Jane Mentzinger - Executive Director at Chicago Communities In Schools John Nichols - Vice Chairman and Former CEO The Marmon Group Inc. Jerry Reinsdorf - Owner Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls Sergio Rojas - NBC 5 Fitness Team & Trainer John R. Schmidt - Partner Mayor Brown (former Interim Chief of Staff to Mayor Daily & Associate U.S. Attorney General under Pres. Clinton) Walter Scott - Professor at the Kellogg School of Management Samuel K. Skinner - Of Counsel Greenberg, Traurig (former Secretary of Transportation and White House Chief of Staff under President George H.W. Bush and Former President Commonwealth Edison) Roxanne Tata - COO Life Source Clarence Wood - CEO Hull House
Warner Saunders and the 2008 Jefferson Award Winners
Scott with Sister Mary Paul McCaughey, Super. Chicago area Arch. High Schools
May 4, 2013
White Sox SIA Celebration Game June 2013
The Fifth Annual Chicago Youth Service Day (CYSD) will take place on Saturday May 3. This is a special day of service, peace and celebration in our great city! Numerous leading organizations and institutions join the Jefferson Awards for this event (including: Chicago Cares, After School All Stars, DePaul University, the Illinois Institute of Technology) to will team up with Chicago Public Schools to feature service projects all around the City, culminating in a rally for peace and justice. In the morning, youth take action through interactive projects that address local and global issues from beautifying community spaces and restoring natural habitats, to serving seniors and building inter-generational relationships, to raising awareness about world hunger and local gang violence. Projects are youth-driven and supported through collaborations with community organizations and adult mentors. In the afternoon, hundreds of youth and families gather together for a citywide CYSD Rally that celebrates a collective commitment to service and peace in Chicago with fun games, art activities, and live entertainment. Jefferson Awards co-branded CYSD and LEAD360 Awards will also be presented (last year they were presented by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle) for the top projects by: an elementary or middle school, a high school, and a community organization!
This Spring Students Compete To Represent the Chicago Region At National Ceremonies
C&S committed to helping cure cancer & promoting community service.....
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