Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Jerry Reinsdorf honored with award
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actress Marlo Thomas and sports team owner Jerry M. Reinsdorf are among the people being honored with a national prize for public service.
The recipients of the 2011 Jefferson Awards will accept their honors Tuesday evening at the National Building Museum in Washington and Wednesday in New York City. The recipients of most of the 18 awards, dubbed a "Nobel Prize" for public service, are not celebrities. They include the founder of a nonprofit that works to end childhood hunger and a brother and sister who have distributed phone cards to U.S. troops overseas.