For Immediate Release
February 9, 2015
Bipartisan Group of National Service Advocates to be Awarded
Honorees Include Lawmakers, Business Leaders and a Columnist
Washington DC – On Tuesday, February 10th, a bipartisan group of national service champions will be honored at the 12th Annual Friends of National Service Awards hosted by Voices for National Service in Washington, DC. The event is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, CSX, Bain Capital, Sankaty Advisors, and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
Friends of National Service honorees include lawmakers at the federal, state, and local levels, corporations and private citizens, and a journalist. All honorees were selected based on efforts to support national service as a solution to pressing challenges, elevate national service as a legislative prioritiy, and increase public awareness of the role national service members play in communities across the country.
For a complete list of honorees and details on the awards, click here.
12th Annual Friends of National Service Awards
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS)
Representative Hal Rogers (R-KY)
Representative Daniel Webster (R-FL)
Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Representative Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ)
Mayor Chris Coleman (D-St. Paul, Minnesota)
Mayor Gregory Ballard (R-Indianapolis, Indiana)
Jonathan Lavine, Managing Director, Bain Capital
Michael Gerson of the Washington Post
Tuesday, February 10
5:30 – 8:30 PM
East Hall, Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave, NE, Washington DC
Follow along at #friendsofservice
In communities across the country, national service members serving with AmeriCorps and Senior Corps provide critical services to those in need. AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members tutor and mentor struggling students, help Americans lead healthier lives, support returning veterans, preserve the nation’s parks and public lands, and provide relief and recovery services after natural disasters. Fueled by public-private partnerships, national service programs are shown to have a 4-to-1 return on every dollar invested.
Voices for National Service is a diverse coalition of national service programs, state service commissions and individual champions, who advocate to ensure Americans of all ages have the opportunity to serve and volunteer in their community. Founded in 2003, Voices for National Service has built strong bipartisan support among our nation’s leaders and helped position national service as a viable policy solution to tackle unmet needs, expand opportunity, and leverage human capital.