Friends of National Service Awards – Past Honorees

Edward M. Kennedy National Service Lifetime Leadership Award

For life-long dedication to citizen service and for outstanding leadership in advancing national service as a civic commitment and legislative priority.

2018 Representative Doris Matsui (D-CA) 2011 Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)
2017 Rep. David Price (D-NC) 2010 President George H.W. Bush
Sargent Shriver
2016 Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) 2009 General Colin Powell and Alma Powell
2015 Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) 2008 Sen. Harris Wofford (D-PA)
2014 Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) 2007 Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)
Sen.  John McCain (R-AZ)
2013 President Bill Clinton 2006 Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT)
2012 Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) 2005 Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA)
Rep. Gus Hawkins (D-CA)

Citizen and Corporate Service Awards

For investing in the civic health of our nation through support of national service.

2018 Governor Haley Barbour (MS)
Michael and Susan Dell
2011 John Bridgeland
Bruce Reed
2017 Kathy McKim, Vice President, External Affairs, AT&T, Inc.
Stacy Schusterman, Co-Chair, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Bank of America
2010 Lisa Paulson, CEO, Entertainment Industry Foundation
2016 Michael Ward, Chairman and CEO, CSX
Comcast NBCUniversal
2009 Caroline Kennedy
Edward Rust, State Farm Insurance Companies
2015 Jonathan Lavine, Bain Capital
Cisco
Citi Foundation
2008 Dorothy Johnson, The Ahlburg Company
Richard Stengel, TIME
2014 Chelsea Clinton
Laysha Ward, Target
2007 Jean Case, The Case Foundation
Jeffrey Swartz, The Timberland Company
2013 Craig Middleton of the Presidio Trust
Maryland Del. Heather Mizeur, AmeriCorps Alum
2006 John Healy, The Atlantic Philanthropies
Bob Nardelli, The Home Depot
2012 Jon Bon Jovi
Eduardo Padron, President, Miami Dade College
2005 Jeff Coolidge, Coolidge Family Fund (posthumously)

Service to Country Award

For life-long devotion to country through citizen and public service and for exceptional leadership in advancing national service to solve community problems

2018 Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)

Distinguished Service Award

For exemplary efforts to expand high-quality opportunities for citizens to serve their community and our country.

2018 Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE)
2011 Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
2017 Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK)
2010 Rep. David Loebsack (D-IA)
Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY)
2016 Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)
2009 Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
2015 Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)
Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)
Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY)
2008 Rep. George Miller (D-CA)
Rep. Howard McKeon (R-CA)
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY)
Rep. Todd Platts (R-PA)
2014 Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
Mayor Scott Smith (R-Mesa, AZ)
Mayor Michael Nutter (D-Philadelphia, PA)
2007 Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)
2013 Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) 2006 Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA)
Rep. Ralph Regula (R-OH)
Rep. David Obey (D-WI)
2012 Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA)
Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL)
2005 Sen. Christopher Bond (R-MO)
Rep. James Walsh (R-NY)

Congressional Service Award

For remarkable commitment to national service as a strategy to solve local and national challenges.

2018 Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)
Rep. Billy Long (R-MO)
Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN)
2017 Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)

Outstanding New Member Award

For first-term members of Congress who have worked to elevate national service as a legislative priority

2018 Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA)
Rep. Pramila Jaypal (D-WA)
2011 Rep. Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
2017 Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX)
2010 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)
2016 Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA)
Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA)
2009
2015 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) 2008 Rep. Phil Hare (D-IL)
Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD)
2014 Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN)
Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA)
2007 Sen. Ken Salazar (D-CO)
Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA)
2013 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
2006 Senator Barack Obama (D-IL)
2012 Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)
Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH)
2005 Sen. Norm Coleman (D-MN)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Rep. Jeb Bradley (R-NH)
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

State and Local Leadership Awards 

For leadership and innovation in leveraging national service to meet state/local needs.

2018 State Leadership Gov. Inslee (D-Washington)
Lt. Governor Nungesser (R-Louisiana)
2018 Local Leadership Mayor Ethan Berkowitz (Anchorage, AK)
Mayor Sam Liccardo (San Jose, CA)
2017 State Leadership Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ)
Gov. Steve Bullock (D-MT)
2017 Local Leadership Mayor David Condon of Spokane, Washington
2016 State Leadership Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe of Virginia
2016 Local Leadership Mayor Richard Berry of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mayor Sly James of Kansas City, Missouri
Mayor Francis Slay of St. Louis, Missouri
2015 State Leadership Gov. Terry Branstad (R-IA)
Gov. Rick Snyder (R-MI)
2015 Local Leadership Mayor Chris Coleman (D-St. Paul, MN)
Mayor Greg Ballard (R-Indianapolis, IN)
2014 State Leadership Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
2014 Local Leadership Mayor Buddy Dyer (D-Orlando, FL)
Mayor Dayne Walling (D-Flint, MI)
2013 State Leadership Joplin Missouri State Representatives Bill White and Charlie Davis
Sally Ganem, First Lady, State of Nebraska
2013 Local Leadership City Manager Mark Rohr (Joplin, MO)
Mayor Karl Dean (D-Nashville, TN)
Mayor Mark Stodola (D-Little Rock, AR)
2012 Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D-New Orleans, LA)
Mayor Michael Nutter (D-Philadelphia, PA)
2011 Governor Haley Barbour (R-MS),
Representative David Cicilline (D-RI)
2010 Governor Chet Culver (D-IA)
2009 Governor David Paterson (D-NY)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I-New York City)
Arne Duncan, Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Public Schools

Service in Media Award

For using journalism to raise awareness of and to encourage Americans’ participation in national service.

2018 The Joplin Globe
Tulsa World
2017 David Brooks, The New York Times and Judy Woodruff, PBS NewsHour
2016 E.J. Dionne, Jr., Washington Post
2015 Michael Gerson, Washington Post
2014 Ron Fournier, National Journal
2013 Arianna Huffington
2012 David Gergen
2011 Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC
2010 Jonathan Alter, Senior Editor and Columnist, Newsweek

Franklin D. Roosevelt Service and Conservation Corps Leadership Award

For championing the important role of Service and Conservation Corps in modern day America, reflective of the legendary ideals and work accomplished by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Depression Era Civilian Conservation Corps.

2018 Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN)
2017 Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep. Martha McSally (D-AZ)
2016 Sen. John McCain of Arizona
Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado
2015 Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
2014 Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
2013 Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
2012 Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

Additional winners whose awards have been discontinued or combined with another award category:

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2017
Rep. John Larson (D-CT), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2017
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2016
Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2016
Rep. Robert Dold (R-IL), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2016
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2015
Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2015
Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2015
Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2014
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2014
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2014
Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2013
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2013
Governor Pat Quinn (D-IL), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2012
Governor Terry Branstad (R-IA), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2012
Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2011
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2011
Rep. Howard McKeon (R-CA), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2010
Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2010
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2010
Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2009
Gov. Charlie Crist (R-FL), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2008
Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2007
Gov. Edward Rendell (D-PA), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2007
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA), Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2007
Mayor Stephen Goldsmith, Chairman, CNCS, Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2006
President George W. Bush, Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award, 2005
Representative Norm Dicks (D-WA), 2012
Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), 2012
Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), 2011
Representative David Loebsack (D-IA), 2010
Senator Michael Enzi (R-WY), 2010
Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), 2008
Senator David Durenberger (R-MN), 2006
Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA), 2006
Senator James Jeffords (I-VT), 2006
Representative Dave McCurdy (D-OK), 2006
Representative Steve Gunderson (R-WI), 2006