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Did you know that over one-third of local residents spend time volunteering in our community? This makes Rochester one of the most active cities in America for volunteerism.

Each year, the ESL Jefferson Awards honors individuals who tirelessly give of their time to help others in our community.

Nominations are no longer being accepted.

Five finalists will be selected from among the nominees.

Of those five, one will be chosen as the Greater Rochester regional honoree. This volunteer will be eligible for the national award and will attend the National Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C. in June 2019.

Local ESL Jefferson Award winner accepts award in Washington, DC

Local ESL Jefferson Award winner accepts award in Washington, DC


ESL Jefferson Award winner: Dave Difranco, comedian helps veterans overcome PTSD through humor

ESL Jefferson Award winner: Dave Difranco, comedian helps veterans overcome PTSD through humor


ESL Jefferson Award winner: Amanda Dreher, attorney saves Rochester's only diaper bank

ESL Jefferson Award winner: Noah Levine, founder of AutismUp Student Ambassador Board

ESL Jefferson Award Winner: Carrie Green

2019 ESL Jefferson Award Winner: John Salzer

News10NBC is once again proud to present the ESL Jefferson Awards...


ESL Jefferson Award Winner: Dave Defranco

News10NBC and ESL Federal Credit Union congratulate this year's winners of the ESL Jefferson Award...


2019 ESL Jefferson Award recipient: Amanda Dreher

News10NBC and ESL Federal Credit Union congratulate this year's winners of the ESL Jefferson Award...


2019 ESL Jefferson Award recipient: Noah Levine

News10NBC and ESL Federal Credit Union congratulate this year's winners of the ESL Jefferson Award...


2019 ESL Jefferson Award recipient: John Salzer

News10NBC and ESL Federal Credit Union congratulate this year's winners of the ESL Jefferson Award...


2019 ESL Jefferson Award recipient: Carrie Green

The award honors outstanding volunteers in our community...


2018 ESL Jefferson Award winner: Richard Perez

Richard Perez gets to know almost every transplant patient at Strong Memorial Hospital...


2018 ESL Jefferson Award Winner: Devon Reynolds

Barber Devon Reynolds has the traditional tools of the trade. He has good clippers for the hairline, a straight razor for the face, and an attention to precision that keeps customers coming back. But that's not all he brings to the job...


2018 ESL Jefferson Award Winner: Geri Spino

There are few things in life more painful than the death of a son or daughter...


2018 ESL Jefferson Award Winner: Ashley Donlon

Ashley Donlon is a young woman who has spent the better part of a decade making sure children with disabilities always have a friend... 


2018 ESL Jefferson Award winner: Kurt Engel

Each year, we ask our viewers to nominate people from our community for their volunteerism...


2017 ESL Jefferson Award winner: Yana Khashper

Yana Khashper never intended to start a non-profit organization for addicts trying to recover...


2017 ESL Jefferson Award winner: Rick Keane

Rick Keane lives by the motto, “Laughter is the Best Medicine,” because he knows being sick or needing medical treatments is not fun...


2017 ESL Jefferson Award winner: Dan Lill

Dan Lill is just one person but he’s convinced 160 people to volunteer with him every week so that people can get around Rochester...


2017 ESL Jefferson Award Winner: Mary Kate Brushafer

Mary Kate Brushafer is only 17 years old but she’s already created a non-profit organization and has served...


2017 ESL Jefferson Award Winner: Sal Gerbino

Sal Gerbino spent 31 years with the Gates Police Department before going into “semi-retirement” with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department...


Sadiya Omar – 2016 ESL Jefferson Award Winner

Imagine arriving in Rochester with just the clothes on your back, no way to make money to feed your family, and sometimes no way to even communicate...


Tom Fellion – 2016 ESL Jefferson Award Winner

Two to three times a week, you can find Tom Fellion of Groveland waiting for an assignment...


Angel Alecia - 2016 ESL Jefferson Award Winner

Angel Alecia came to Rochester 30 years ago from Puerto Rico. He continues to dedicate almost every waking hour to young people in Rochester as a coach and a mentor...


Anne Marie Gefell – 2016 ESL Jefferson Award Winner

All week we will be honoring this year’s ESL Jefferson Award winners. The award recognizes those who volunteer their time to make our community a better place.


Justin Collins - 2016 ESL Jefferson Award Winner

All week we will be honoring this year’s ESL Jefferson Award winners. The award recognizes those who volunteer their time to make our community a better place.   


2015 ESL Jefferson Award Winner: Dan Draper

All week we will be honoring this year’s ESL Jefferson Award winners. The award recognizes those who volunteer their time to make our community a better place. Today we take a look at a man who's helping hundreds of thousands of kids, nationwide...


2015 ESL Jefferson Award Winner: Ann Lacey

We continue to honor this year's ESL Jefferson Award winners. The award recognizes those who volunteer their time to make our community a better place...


2015 ESL Jefferson Award Winner: Rudolph Harris

We continue to honor this year's ESL Jefferson Award winners. The award recognizes those who volunteer their time to make our community a better place. Today, we feature a retired man who has helped turn around a once troubled Rochester neighborhood...


2015 ESL Jefferson Award Winner: Oliva Caiazzo

We continue to honor this year's ESL Jefferson Award winners. The award recognizes those who volunteer their time to make our community a better place. Today we meet a third grader who's become an inspiration...


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