Wofford, Johnson, Stengel, Reed, Crist, and others to be honored at Friends of National Service Reception…

Posted by aaronjmarquez on February 7, 2008

Former U.S. Senator Harris Wofford (D-PA) will be honored with the National Service Liftime Leadership Award for his dedication to citizen service and for outstanding leadership in advancing national service as a civic commitment and legislative priority at this year’s Friends of National Service Reception next week in Washington, D.C.  

The national service community will gather on Tuesday, February 12th at Union Station’s East Hall to celebrate and honor Members of Congress, Governors, and private citizens who have worked to protect and expand National Service opportunities for all Americans.  The fifth annual Friends of National Service Reception is co-hosted by Voices for National Service and The Corps Network and presented by the Comcast Corporation and CVS Caremark.

Ms. Dorothy Johnson of The Ahlburg Company, Mr. Richard Stengel of Time Magazine, and U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) will also receive lifetime recognition awards; Governor Charlie Crist (R-FL) will receive the Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award; and select Congresspeople will also be honored for the contributions to the National Service Movement.  A complete list of honorees can be found below.


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.

  • Senator Harris Wofford

Citizen Service Award

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

  • Dorothy Johnson, The Ahlburg Company
  • Richard Stengel, Time Magazine

Career Service Award

For a career of extraordinary support of national service.

  • Senator Jack Reed


Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award

For outstanding leadership and advocacy of national service as a state and federal priority.

  • Governor Charlie Crist

Distinguished Service Award

For advancing national service legislation to expand high-quality opportunities for citizens to serve their communities and our country.

  • Representative George Miller
  • Representative Howard McKeon
  • Representative Carolyn McCarthy
  • Representative Todd Platts

Outstanding New Member Award

For elevating national service as a first term legislative priority.

  • Representative Phil Hare
  • Representative John Sarbanes

Special Recognition Award

For strengthening civil society across the generations through a commitment to seniors and to disadvantaged youth.

  • Representative Robert Scott

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