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At the 21st annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® gala in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 20, the Partnership presented its 2022 Spirit of Service Award to Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation. At our in-person Sammies gala, which recognizes exceptional federal employees who make significant contributions to our country, Raj Shah, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, interviewed Walker about his work.
On Sept. 20, the Partnership hosted its 21st annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® gala at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Meet the people who worked behind the scenes to make the Sammies gala happen and hear what made the event special to them.
On Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, the Partnership hosted the 21st annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Seven individual federal employees and teams were recognized during the Sammies program, the premier celebration of our nation’s public servants.
Congratulations to Josh Josa of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the winner of the 2022 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® People’s Choice Award. The Partnership’s Jordan LaPier interviewed Josa and discussed how he has leveraged U.S. resources and influence to promote educational opportunities in developing nations for children and youth with disabilities.
The Partnership held a special event on June 22, 2022, to celebrate The G Word—a Netflix docuseries that demonstrates how integral our government is to the most important aspects of our daily lives. The event featured a panel discussion with Adam Conover, Jamie Rhome and Ada Chiaghana.
Learn more about the top 6 finalists for the 2022 Service to America Medals People’s Choice Award and vote for your favorite to take home the prize.