We the Partnership

A conversation with 2022 Spirit of Service Award winner Darren Walker

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.

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A behind-the-scenes look at the 2022 Sammies gala

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.

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Celebrating the 2022 Sammies honorees

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.

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Meet 2022 People’s Choice Award winner Josh Josa from USAID

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.

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Our podcast, “Profiles in Public Service,” is back for a second season! Here’s what to expect.

We’re excited to launch the second season of our “Profiles in Public Service” podcast, which will include conversations with public servants, emerging leaders, journalists and many more. The first episode of season two addresses the latest research conducted by the Partnership and Freedman Consulting, which found that only 4 in 10 Americans trust the federal government to do what is right at least some of the time.

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