Our vast public service platform gives us the unique ability to empower employees and customers, along with their corporations to change the communities they live in.


Champions are organizations that partner with JAF to engage in meaningful public service and celebrate their communities with Jefferson Awards.

Testimonial from a CEO

"The Jefferson Awards Foundation meaningfully contributes to the engagement of our associates, offers them a unique platform for recognition and encourages the kind of community involvement we believe in."

Eric Johnson
President of 40│86 Advisors, Inc., a subsidiary of CNO Financial Inc.,
also an E.V.P. and Chief Investment Officer of CNO Financial

Employee Winner Story


Janie Lopez has been instrumental in improving the lives of youth, business professionals and senior citizens in San Antonio.

As founder, president, and CEO of Youth Engaging in Leadership and Learning—YELL—Janie has touched the lives of more than 4,000 youth since the program’s start in March 2009. This year, she has been working on the Sixth Annual San Antonio Youth Summit, where adolescents and teens will learn what it takes to be successful. Students who attend the summit learn what they need to be workforce ready. Janie is also a partner in Reach Out Actively Recruit—ROAR—an organization of business people who assist individuals looking for career opportunities. Janie also delivers “Meals on Wheels” and is a den leader for her son’s troop. Janie has been active in diabetes education and prevention.


  • 1st Midland Bank & Trust
  • Allegheny Intermediate Unit
  • Altra Federal Credit Union
  • Antero Resources
  • AT&T Bay Area
  • Bank of America
  • BD
  • BNY Mellon
  • Bowen McKenzie Bowen
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • CenturyLink
  • Charles Schwab Foundation
  • Chatham University
  • Chemung Canal Trust Company
  • Chevron Energy
  • Christiana Care Health System
  • Cincinnati Rotary Club
  • Citizens Energy Group
  • CME Group
  • CNO Financial Group
  • Con Paulos Chevrolet
  • Consolidate Communications
  • Corning Enterprises
  • CSX Beyond Our Rails
  • Dave Wright Subaru
  • Deloitte Bay Area
  • Deloitte Indianapolis
  • Deloitte LLP
  • Deloitte New York
  • Dignity Health
  • Eells & Tronvold Law Offices
  • ESL Credit Union
  • Exelon
  • Florida Blue
  • Georgia Bank & Trust
  • George Sink
  • Genesis Health System
  • Gordon & Donor
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Highmark Health
  • Highmark BCBS Pittsburgh
  • Hilltop National Bank
  • Home Consignment Center
  • Husky Energy
  • Hy-Vee
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • KAR Auction Services
  • Kenneth Nugent, PC
  • KIA of Albany
  • Leadership Toledo
  • Marshfield Clinic
  • Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
  • Lima Refinery
  • Marshfield Clinic
  • Men’s Wearhouse
  • Mercy Cedar Rapids
  • Michael Fong & Darien Louie
  • Mountain View Regional Hospital
  • National Grid
  • Nationwide
  • Nonprofit Talent
  • NV Energy
  • Pace University
  • PG Charities
  • Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Payscout
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • PNC Bank
  • Point Park University
  • PSEG Verizon
  • Reed Smith
  • Safeway
  • San Francisco Giants
  • St. Peter’s Health Care Partners
  • Serve Wyoming
  • Shorenstein Properties LLC
  • Solvay Specialty Polymers
  • Southern Regional Technical College
  • Spirit of Texas Bank
  • State Farm
  • Sterling Events
  • Subway
  • Target
  • The Andersons
  • The CME Group
  • The Forbes Funds
  • The Grable Foundation
  • The Harry Singer Foundation
  • The Heinz Endowments
  • The Pittsburgh Foundation
  • The PNC Foundation
  • The Richard King Mellon Foundation
  • The Snavely Family Fund
  • Tom’s Automotive
  • Toyota of Albany
  • Union Bank
  • United Bank
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • United Steelworkers Union
  • United Way of King County
  • United Way of Lancaster County
  • United Way of Rhode Island
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Iowa Community Credit Union
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Visa
  • Vodafone
  • Walton Foundation for Independence
  • Washington Nonprofits
  • Waterford Bank
  • Wells Fargo
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Wohlsen Construction
  • Workday