Jefferson Awards to be Announced at March 3, 2016, Luncheon

Award Ceremony is Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Noon. Rotary Club of Cincinnati Prospective Members Can Attend for Only $10 Per Person with Advance Reservation

The Cincinnati Rotary Club, with its motto “Service Above Self,” is pleased to recognize three finalists for the prestigious Jefferson Award for Public Service.  The three finalists are:

Dr. Kimberly Koss, Koss National Triple Negative Breast Cancer Research Foundation; Christine Neitzke and Ria Davidson, The Dragonfly Foundation; and Suzy DeYoung, LaSoupe.

Local 12 Anchor Bob Herzog will emcee the awards ceremony on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel (Fifth and Race Streets, Continental Room).

Lunch begins at Noon and the Jefferson Award presentation is froJeffersonAwardsLogom 12:30 to 1:30 pm. The public is welcome.  Lunch for guests and media representatives is $21.00/person; Call for reservations at 513-421-1080 no later than Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at 4:00 p.m.  Reservations required, even if not eating lunch.


The Jefferson Award, recognized as the Nobel Prize for public service, was created in 1972 by Cincinnati’s own U.S. Senator Robert Taft and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and is presented annually to recipients in more than 90 cities in the United States.

Cincinnati Rotary Club partners with the Cincinnati Enquirer, Local 12, and the American Institute of Public Service to find and honor individuals in our community who go above and beyond the call of duty in their volunteer efforts in Greater Cincinnati.