The Jefferson Awards Foundation, the nation’s most prestigious and longest-standing organization dedicated to inspiring and celebrating public service, honored local volunteers from across the country at its 46th National Ceremony in Washington, D.C. on June 28, 2018, at The Mayflower Hotel.
“Recognizing individuals who are making a positive difference in their communities – and encouraging people to follow their lead – has never been more important,” said Hillary Schafer, Jefferson Awards Foundation CEO. “The Jefferson Awards Foundation is proud to continue its long tradition of honoring those who have dedicated their lives to serving others.”
The Rotary Club of Cincinnati, The Cincinnati Enquirer and WKRC-TV, Local 12 sponsored Cincinnati winner, Nancy Eigle-Miller, won the National Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for Outstanding Public Service Benefiting Local Communities!
Nancy Eigel-Miller joined the Board of Directors of 1N5, a nonprofit focused on changing the conversation around mental health, after losing her husband to suicide in 2008. Since then, Nancy has expanded 1N5’s programs to 12 high schools and five universities, reaching over 87,000 young people in 2017. 1N5 hosts the annual Warrior Run marathon, which has over 3,200 annual participants, and Nancy has raised over $765,000 since starting the organization. All proceeds go to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s suicide prevention program and participating schools.
About the Jefferson Awards Foundation
The Jefferson Awards Foundation (JAF) powers others to have maximum impact on the things they care about most. They are the largest multiplier of public service in America. Through celebration, they inspire action. With programs and partnerships, they drive Americans to change their communities and the world. They are celebrating 46 years of powering public service. To learn more about the Jefferson Awards Foundation, visit: The Jefferson Awards.