Please join us for the 11th Annual Friends of National Service Awards at Union Station - East Hall, 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Washington, DC, on February 11th, 2014. Each year, the awards ceremony is an opportunity for Voices for National Service and the entire national service community to recognize leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors who have contributed in building a culture of citizenship, service and responsibility within America.
Annual Awards and Honorees
All Honorees Invited - Confirmation Pending
Edward M. Kennedy National Service Lifetime Leadership Award
For life-long dedication to citizen service and for outstanding leadership in advancing national service as a civic commitment and legislative priority
Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland
Citizen Service Award
For investing in the civic health of our nation through support of national service
Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation
Laysha Ward, President of Community Relations and President of Target Foundation, Target, Corporation
Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award
For outstanding leadership and advocacy of national service as a state and federal priority
Senator Chris Coons of Delaware
Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi
Representative Peter DeFazio of Oregon
Distinguished Service Award
For prioritizing national service funding and legislation to expand high-quality opportunities for citizens to serve their community and our country
Senator John McCain of Arizona
Mayor Scott Smith of Mesa, Arizona
Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Outstanding New Member Award
For elevating national service as a first term legislative priority
Representative Derek Kilmer of Washington
Representative Luke Messer of Indiana
State Leadership Award
For leadership and innovation in leveraging national service to meet state needs
Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey
Local Leadership Award
For leadership and innovation in leveraging national service to meet local needs
Mayor Buddy Dyer of Orlando, Florida
Mayor Dayne Walling of Flint, Michigan
Service in Media Award
For using journalism to raise awareness of and encourage Americans’ participation in national service
Ron Fournier of the National Journal
Franklin D. Roosevelt Service and Conservation Corps Leadership Award
For championing the important role of service and conservation corps in modern day America, reflective of the legendary ideals and work accomplished by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Depression Era Civilian Conservation Corps
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
To see a list of past honorees and pictures from past events, please visit the Events page on our website.
A special thanks to our sponsors:
Voices for National Service is a diverse coalition of national service programs, state service commissions and individual champions, who are working to spotlight the impact of national service and ensure Americans of all ages have the opportunity to serve their country.
Visit our website at www.voicesforservice.org.
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