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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 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.
On Oct. 28, the Partnership for Public Service hosted the 20th annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® at the Kennedy Center, honoring some of our nation’s most exceptional federal employees. Attendees included agency secretaries, deputy secretaries and undersecretaries, members of Congress, national and local business leaders, Sammies finalists, and others from the private, public and nonprofit sectors.
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.