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Celebration is Inspiration

We multiply good through the Jefferson Awards, a national program that has been honoring extraordinary achievement in public service since 1972. From our annual awards galas in New York and Washington, DC, to our ongoing recognition of unsung heroes through local media outlets, organizations, schools and partner organizations, we honor those who put others first because we know that recognizing and elevating greatness is a powerful way to inspire greater acts of good.

How to Recognize an Individual

There are many ways to honor individuals who are making a difference. Explore nomination opportunities below.

National Nominations

Recognize an individual with national or global impact with a Jefferson Award.

Media Partner Nominations

Look for a media outlet in your community to recognize a local hero.

Champion Nominations

If your organization is a Champion partner, find out how to nominate an employee at your company.

One In A Million

Celebrate individuals and organizations who inspire us. Honor our nurses, teachers, bus drivers and countless others helping in any way they can.