Meet the 2021 Service to America Medal finalists
This Public Service Recognition Week, the Partnership announced the 29 exceptional finalists for the 2021 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal finalists. This year’s Sammies program features a new COVID-19 response category to recognize the federal employees who supported the government’s pandemic response.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on why strong partnerships matter
Our 2020 Spirit of Service honoree was Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. During the Sammies awards program, Nadella joined Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, to discuss why strong partnerships and good leadership matter today.
Dr. Anthony Fauci is our Federal Employee of the Year
Dr. Anthony Fauci was named Federal Employee of the Year at the 2020 Service to America Medals for his dedication to public health throughout five decades in the federal government. Watch dozens of celebrities and frontline workers thank Dr. Fauci for his work at the Sammies virtual awards program.
Inspiring stories from this year’s Service to America Medal awards
The Partnership hosted the first-ever virtual Service to America Medals awards program. Revisit highlights from the program and watch the winners receive congratulations from many luminaries from the political and celebrity worlds.
Dr. Anthony Fauci and other exceptional doctors discuss public service
During a virtual panel in advance of the Service to America Medals awards program, Dr. Fauci spoke about federal service and lessons learned from the pandemic with by Dr. Beth Ripley, a radiologist from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper, and bestselling author Michael Lewis, celebrate public servants
The Partnership teamed up with Axios, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, and bestselling author Michael Lewis for a virtual event celebrating the 27 finalists for the 2020 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. Learn more about this year’s finalists and watch a recording of the event.
Announcing the 2020 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals finalists
Meet the 27 finalists of this year’s Service to America Medals, and learn how you can vote for the People’s Choice Award.
The Sammies effect
Victoria Brahm writes about her experience as the 2019 Service to America Medals Federal Employee of the Year winner.
What I didn’t expect to take away from a trip to NASA
Nola Tolsma, an events associate at the Partnership, was invited to visit the Kennedy Space Center by Director Robert Cabana, a 2019 Sammies winner. Learn about her trip and the surprising discoveries she made.
Pull accomplished government employees onto the red carpet, and watch the fun begin
Samantha Bee’s “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” on TBS captured the incredible accomplishments of federal employees with waggish good humor Wednesday night, highlighting honorees who attended the 2019 Service to America Medals Awards gala October 16.