Every day, people at The University of Toledo strive to meet our mission of "Improving the Human Condition" through volunteer
service. In 2009, the efforts of our faculty, staff, employees and students will be recognized through a "Champion" partnership
with the Jefferson Awards.
The Jefferson Awards is a national program founded in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft Jr. and
Sam Beard. This organization recognizes people who perform extraordinary acts of volunteer public service within their communities.
UT is one of 27 Corporate Champion partners across the United States.
A local Jefferson Award will be presented to a member of the UT community each month, based on nominations from internal and
external sources. Each honoree will receive a Jefferson Awards medallion, pin and certificate, and be the guest of honor at
a luncheon hosted by UT's senior administration.
One monthly honoree will be eligible to represent UT at the Jefferson Awards National Ceremonies held each June in Washington,