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2018 ESL Jefferson Award Winners

Richard Perez, Regional 2018 ESL Jefferson Awards Winner Receives National Honor in Washington, D.C.

Please join us in congratulating Richard Perez! On June 28, he received the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for Outstanding Public Service Benefitting Local Communities at the National Jefferson Awards Foundation Ceremony. He exemplifies what it means to give back to one’s community and to help others in need, as shown through his work with Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network, Golisano Children’s Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital. Congratulations, Richard!

Congratulations to all of our local volunteers who were recently recognized by ESL Federal Credit Union and News 10 NBC WHEC with the 2018 ESL Jefferson Awards. Read more about this year's honorees below. 

Richard's Story

About the ESL Jefferson Awards

The ESL Jefferson Awards are part of the national Jefferson Award Foundation which strives to build a culture of service in communities across the country. Founded in 1972 by well-known public servants including former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the Jefferson Awards are the country’s longest standing and most prestigious honor of its kind.

One winner of the local ESL Jefferson Awards is selected each year to attend the Jefferson Awards National Ceremony in Washington, D.C.