On April 19th, ComputeReach had the honor of being a finalist for the 2012 Jefferson Awards for Public Service. The six finalists were presented during the ceremony, and the winner became Pittsburgh’s nominee for the national Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis award.
Here’s some more information about the award:
In 1972, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Senator Robert Taft Jr., and Sam Beard founded the American Institute for Public Service to establish a “Nobel Prize” for public and community service. The mission of the Jefferson Awards is to honor Americans who perform outstanding public service and inspire others to follow their example.
The Jefferson Awards are presented on two levels: national and local. National award recipients represent a “who’s who” of outstanding Americans, in- cluding past winners Colin Powell, Oprah Winfrey, former President Jimmy Carter, Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Thurgood Marshall, Barbara Bush, and Lance Armstrong.
But the most outstanding winners are the thousands of unsung heroes honored on the local level – those who feed the hungry, help the sick or give to the needy in our neighborhoods on a daily basis.
The… six finalists for the Most Outstanding Volunteer Award were selected from among 48 Jefferson Award honorees by a panel of representatives of the private and public sector. Tonight, they will be presented with a $1,000 grant given in their name to the nonprofit agency of their choice.
Congratulations to Lindsay Hargrove for winning the award and representing Pittsburgh in Washington D.C.!