2013 Jefferson Awards Finalists

Dr. Cregg Ashcraft:  Medical director of La Clinica Latina

Christine Broas:  Founder of the H.O.P.E. picnic for the homeless

Al Edmondson:  Community leader and activist for Columbus’s Near East Side

Phyllis Gamble:  President, Riverside Methodist Hospital Sewing Guild

Stephen Garland:  Volunteer program director for the E. L. Hardy Center

Bruce Green:  Teacher/advisor for Eastmoor Academy’s Impact Team

Dr. Phil Heit:  Founder of Healthy New Albany

Ellie Hite:  Founder of AngelWorks

Dr. J. S. Jindal:  Member of American Red Cross Blood Services Board

Andrea Johnston:  Advocate for the empowerment of young girls

Tyler Moon:  Fundraiser for Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

Mary Morrison:  Music teacher for the disadvantaged

Emily Piña:  Advocate for children with Muscular Dystrophy 

Catherine Plasket:  Fundraiser for Flying Horse Farms

Helen Roots:  Advocate for feeding and clothing those in need

Nicole Rule:  Supports students with learning challenges

Rick Smith:  Champion of children with special needs

Nashawn Stevens:  Advocate for poor and homeless students

Dr. Dana Vallangeon:  Founder of Lower Lights Christian Health Center

Ann Walker:  Supporter of enriching programs in Columbus’s African-American community