Jefferson Awards Mission
The Jefferson Awards are a prestigious national recognition system honoring community and public service in America. The Jefferson Awards are presented on two levels: national and local. They began in 1972 to create a Nobel Prize for public service. Today, their primary purpose is to serve as a "Call to Action for Volunteers" in local communities.
The mission of the Jefferson Awards is to encourage and honor individuals for their achievements and contributions through public and community service. We seek to inspire volunteering in local communities. Through our Champions, we seek to energize volunteering in the workplace. Through our Youth Service Initiative, we seek to double volunteering in high schools.
Why WIS decided to partner with the Jefferson Awards:
The Midlands is rich in community service, those who give selflessly for the better of our neighborhoods. WIS seeks to honor those contributors and encourage others in the community to act.
Do you know someone in your neighborhood who's making a difference and deserves recognition?
Nominate a Midlands residents for a Jefferson Award by completing this online form. Our steering committee selects the winners, whose stories will be profiled each month on WIS.