The Jefferson Awards

Each year, NBC 10 searches for volunteers who have done wonderful things for their communities in Southern New England. A panel of independent judges from the area will choose three winners of the prestigious Jefferson Award for Public Service.

ServeRI is a proud partner of NBC 10 in looking for local heroes who have gone above and beyond for their communities, but with little or no recognition.

Winners will be announced in April and will be invited to attend a breakfast award ceremony. Of the three winners, one will be chosen to represent our area at the Jefferson Awards National Ceremonies in Washington, D.C., in June.

About the Jefferson Awards

In 1972, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Sen. Robert Taft Jr. and Sam Beard established the Jefferson Awards. The purpose of the Jefferson Awards is to honor individuals for their achievements and contributions through public and community service in order to inspire and encourage others to get involved.

Learn more about the Jefferson Awards Foundation.