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Jefferson Awards 2012


2012 Jefferson Awards! What a great cause! Hope you can make it

Someday, maybe even someday soon—maybe even as
early as this Saturday, December 1, 2012 you may know
for certain that you are an active participant in making
public service more honored, more possible, and more
helpful for your community, the state and our nation.

How? Simply by agreeing to attend one of the most enjoyable events of the year.

Specifically, by agreeing to be a sponsor at an evening of dinner and dancing benefit
event at Hummingbird Nest Ranch this Saturday, December 1st.

The event details are below, and the purpose of the event is to help support the ongoing
efforts of the Jefferson Awards to positively impact the ability of Americans to serve the
common good through public service.

The Jefferson Awards Institute is a non-profit organization that “recognizes, inspires and activates
volunterism and public service in communities, workplaces and schools across America.” The Institute was
founded in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr. and Sam Beard.

Recipients of the Jefferson Awards, named after Thomas Jefferson, cover the entire spectrum
of public service and activity—from sports figures such as Hank Arron to artists such as
Peter Max to public servants such as Senators such as the Hon. Mitch McConnell and Hon. Harry

Reid.

Programs associated with the Jefferson Awards reach thousands of communities, tens of thousands of
schools and millions of Americans.

The work recognized by the Jefferson Awards is what makes
America Great.

Please consider being a part of this unique event that will help
incline hearts and minds to the important work of knitting together
and progressing our Republic. Details about the event are below.

El Sueño de Amistad

cordially invites you to an evening of dinner and dancing
featuring Chef Whitney Flood

benefiting the Jefferson Awards

Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 3:30PM

2940 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93063

Hummingbird Nest Ranch

Live Auction Featuring donations Courtesy of
Leslie Sacks Fine Art
Lugano Diamonds
Leopoldo Palacios — The Art of the Jump
Alexandra Nechita

Live Raffle of an original Pablo Picasso

Courtesy of Leslie Sacks Fine Art

Special Performance by Violin Virtuoso Jourdan
Urbach

Participation options:

$200 Individual Ticket
$500 Sponsor & includes 1 Picasso Raffle Ticket
$1,000 Sponsor & includes 3 Picasso Raffle Tickets
Tickets may be purchased through Diana Sherbacow
P: (202) 368-6045 or E: Diana@JeffersonAwards.org
Checks may be made payable to the Jefferson Awards
All proceeds benefit the Jefferson Awards, a 501(c)3

Please R.S.V.P
Richard Padilla 805-341-5831 Stefanie Saperstein 310-903-9650
Email: rpadilla1974@yahoo.com Email: stefanie@esda.us

You may have some additional questions about the Jefferson
Awards and they are addressed below.

What are the Jefferson Awards?

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.

Why are the Awards named after Thomas Jefferson?

The Board felt that Thomas Jefferson best reflected the spirit of excellence in America — author of the
Declaration of Independence, President of the United States, advocate for education as the strength of our
democracy and founder of the University of Virginia, and advocate for a free press and freedom of religion.

What is the Mission of the Jefferson Awards?

The mission of the Jefferson Awards is to encourage and honor individuals for their achievements and
contributions through public and community service. Through our Media Partners 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.

Who selects the National Winners and who are they?

The Board of Selectors chooses the winners. The national Jefferson Awards honorees are a “Who’s Who”
of American history makers. They have included: Barbara Bush, Rosalynn Carter, Colin Powell, Peyton
Manning, Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong, Sandra Day O’Connor and Alan Greenspan.

Each year, one winner is selected in each of four categories:

Greatest Public Service by an Elected or Appointed Official

Greatest Public Service by a Private Citizen

Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged

Greatest Public Service by an Individual 35 Years or Under

Who selects the Local Winners and who are they?

The Jefferson Awards has over 150 Media Partners in 0ver 90 communities across the country. A local
panel of judges selects the winners who are grassroots. These Media Partners are major local newspapers,
television and radio stations. Most Media Partners honor a volunteer each monthly or weekly. Some honor
five or six at an annual ceremony.

The local winners are grassroots “Unsung Heroes” — ordinary individuals who are performing
extraordinary deeds.

How do these Local Winners get to the national level?

From each community, the Jefferson Awards Board selects one local winner to represent their community
and be honored as part of the National Ceremonies in Washington, DC in June. 50 to 60 U.S. Senators
present these winners their award. The Board of Selectors picks five of these to receive the Jacqueline
Kennedy Onassis Award for “Outstanding Community Service Benefiting Local Communities.” They stand
side by side with the four other national award winners.

What are Jefferson Awards Champions?

In 2006 the Jefferson Awards created Jefferson Awards Champions to recognize and encourage
volunteering in the workplace. The Champions include major corporations, small businesses, colleges and
universities and local governments.

What is The Jefferson Awards Youth Service Initiative?

The Jefferson Awards have joined with our Deloitte & Touché to encourage volunteering in high schools.
We are training high schools students in lifelong leadership skills. We are using these students and adult
Mentors from our Champions to double volunteering in the participating schools and pass the tradition of
service on to the next generation.

Who funds the Jefferson Awards?

Donations are received from hundreds of individuals, corporations and foundations. We have a small
endowment to help underwrite our costs.

The Jefferson Awards are given at the national and local level. National winners represent a “Who’s Who”
of outstanding Americans. Local winners are “Unsung Heroes”— ordinary people who do extraordinary
things without expectation of recognition. Local winners come from their national network of Media
Partners, Corporate Champions, and the Students in Action programs.

To recognize, inspire and activate volunteerism and public service in communities, workplaces and schools
across America.

The Carnegie Endowment and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, among many others, are
concerned that America’s tradition of civic engagement is eroding. They see a startling decline in the
number of citizens joining hands to address community needs.

From the beginning, the Jefferson Awards has been based on a simple idea. One of the most powerful ideas
in the world. One person can make a difference. That is the heart of democracy at work.

Jefferson Award recipients include:

Hank Aaron

Douglas C. Adams

Norm Asbjornson

George L. Ball

Susan H. Ball

Hon. Julian Bond

Hon. Peter G. Bourne

Cynthia Clay Briggs

Ellen Burstyn

Laura W. Bush

W. Russell Byers, Jr.

Deanna Castellini

Cris Collinsworth

Hon. Chris Coons

Tatiana B. Copeland

Joyce Cowin

Jonathan Donfeld

Kirk Douglas

Michael Douglas

Albert R. Dowden

Hon. Harold E. Ford, Jr.

Hon. William H. Frist, M.D.

Patrick J. Geraghty

Whoopi Goldberg

Earl Graves, Sr.

Paula M. Grigsby

Roger Horchow

Mary Kaye Huntsman

Teresa Heinz Kerry

Dr. Mary King

Thomas B. King

Peter Klein

Michael J. Krupin, CLU

Rita Benson LeBlanc

Alex Lopez-Negrete

Hon. Trent Lott

Ronnie Lott

Hon. Richard Lugar

Patricia M. Lyons

Paul Maslansky

Peter Max

Scott McClelland

Hon. Mitch McConnell

Charlene McMann

James J. Meeks

Bill Milliken

Dr. Barry Munitz

Alexandra Nechita

David P. Nicoli

Doug Poretz

Robert C. Provost

Hon. Harry Reid

Hon. Joseph P. Riley, Jr.

Elliott Roosevelt, III

Jack Russi

Robert Sakowitz

Sam Salman

Barbara Saltzman

Joseph N. Sanberg

Hillary Beard Schafer

Scott Seaman

Mark G. Shafir

Neil Simon

Lesley Stahl

Hon. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Cynthia Ekberg Tsai

Jeffrey A. Turi

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.

Cicely Tyson

Chris Wallace

Hon. Harris Wofford

Host Committee

Stefanie Saperstein

Joseph Sanberg Georgette Gelbard
Richard Padilla Rupert Hitzig
Sam Beard Mike Krupin
Seth Berman Rick Rozman
Nikki Erwin Jonathan Donfeld
Alexandra Nechita Alex Pomeroy
Leopoldo Palacios Moti Ferder

_

El Sueño de Amistad

cordially invites you to an evening of dinner and dancing
featuring Chef Whitney Flood

benefiting the Jefferson Awards

Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 3:30PM

2940 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93063
Live Auction Featuring donations Courtesy of
Leslie Sacks Fine Art
Lugano Diamonds
Leopoldo Palacios — The Art of the Jump
Alexandra Nechita

Live Raffle of an original Pablo Picasso

Hummingbird Nest Ranch

Courtesy of Leslie Sacks Fine Art

Special Performance by Violin Virtuoso Jourdan
Urbach

Participation options:

$200 Individual Ticket
$500 Sponsor & includes 1 Picasso Raffle Ticket
$1,000 Sponsor & includes 3 Picasso Raffle Tickets
Tickets may be purchased through Diana Sherbacow
P: (202) 368-6045 or E: Diana@JeffersonAwards.org
Checks may be made payable to the Jefferson Awards
All proceeds benefit the Jefferson Awards, a 501(c)3

Please R.S.V.P
Richard Padilla 805-341-5831 Stefanie Saperstein 310-903-9650
Email: rpadilla1974@yahoo.com Email: stefanie@esda.us

2 responses

  1. 今までに達成するために一般的に敗者決して怠慢によって特定のを止めないし決して

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    April 20, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    • Have no idea what this says but its a international comment so I had to approve it =) That’s pretty cool =)

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      April 20, 2013 at 10:45 pm

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