Monday, August 17, 2009

What do Public Service and Jackie Kennedy Onassis have in common?

In 1972, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr., and Sam Beard founded the Jefferson Awards for Public Service with the idea of creating a Nobel Prize for public service. The Jefferson Awards are given annually to volunteers in the United States who provide extraordinary public service. Here's a link (currently in beta) that showcases some of the Jefferson Awards recipients and their stories - http://sharingservicestories.org. Also to find out how you can help, go to www.jeffersonawards.org.