On June, 19th, Charles Fazzino kicked off what will be a ten-year relationship with The Jefferson Awards. Also known as the “Nobel Prize for Public Service,” The Jefferson Awards was founded in 1972 by Sam Beard, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr. With the tagline “Building a Culture of Service.” The mission of the Jefferson Awards is to “collaboratively engage the nation in public service and volunteering by providing training, inspiring and enabling action, measuring impact and celebrating the achievements of exceptional individuals.”
At the 2013 National Ceremony for The Jefferson Awards, Fazzino unveiled his first official Jefferson Awards artwork to celebrate the occasion. In doing so, he created a visual interpretation of the organization’s mission that not only makes a wonderful statement but will become the basis for a long-term branding and fundraising effort. “I am so honored to be involved with Sam and his incredible organization,” said Charles Fazzino. “I am in awe of the good works inspired by the Jefferson Awards and am looking forward to doing whatever I can to promote and support the mission.” Each year, Fazzino will add a new artwork, in the end creating a 10-year collection. The art collection will be made available for sale in several forms including a limited edition 3D fine art print, an open edition 3D mini print, and an open edition poster print, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the volunteer programs fostered by the Jefferson Awards. Anyone owning the full series at the end of the ten years will certainly possess a meaningful and valuable collector’s item. The ten-year collaborative project kicks off as the Jefferson Awards proudly celebrates its 40th Anniversary and will last through 2022 and the 50th Anniversary.