Celebrating Greatness,
Multiplying Good

The 46th Annual Jefferson Awards

DC National Ceremony

America's most prestigious celebration of public service

June 28th, 2018
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036

We're honoring national leaders in service alongside grassroots unsung heroes and youth leaders from across the country. By celebrating greatness, you can multiply good by helping us inspire others to serve in their own communities. Join us!  

Pictured above: The Students in Action Club from Lake High School in Ohio, honored at the 2017 National Ceremony. These students impacted the lives of hundreds of their peers and community members, including saving the lives of six of their classmates through their project “You’re Knot Alone,” a suicide and mental health awareness program.

Our Honorees

Elaine Wynn
Trustee, Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation

Elaine Wynn has established herself as a savvy business leader, an indomitable crusader for children’s welfare and an influential philanthropist. She is a tireless advocate of programs and services for children who live in poverty. As a Trustee of the Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation, Elaine is personally and actively involved, with her family, in a variety of community organizations whose passions and priorities mirror her own.

Chris Long
Chairman, Chris Long Foundation

NFL player Chris Long has dedicated himself to supporting bright futures for communities and the individuals that make up those communities as Chairman of the Chris Long Foundation. In 2017, he donated his entire salary to education initiatives to help generate opportunity for underserved youth. He is a two-time Super Bowl champion.

Pia Phillips & Abbie Nelson
Chief Inspiration Officers, PAB'S PACKS

Lifelong friends Pia & Abbie have both overcome serious health challenges. In 2014 they founded PAB’s PACKs to help kids who are going through long days in the hospital. Since then, they've provided nearly 3,000 custom designed backpacks filled with comfort items to teenagers with a chronic diagnosis or repeat hospital visits.