Professor Samuel Jacobs-Abbey, a well-respected member of the Diplomatic community and Executive Director of Jacobs-Abbey Global Institute for Leadership Studies (Jagils), has been nominated for the prestigious 2023 US Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Service. This esteemed accolade is a testament to a lifetime dedicated to serving others and making a positive impact in the community.
The Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award is a distinction bestowed upon individuals who have devoted 4,000 hours or more of their lives to volunteer service. It is not just a recognition of the time spent, but a celebration of the compassion, dedication, and unwavering commitment that Professor Jacobs-Abbey has demonstrated throughout the years.
Professor Jacobs-Abbey’s journey of volunteerism is a shining example of the transformative power of one person’s determination to make the world a better place. From supporting local charities to mentoring disadvantaged youth, from participating in environmental conservation efforts to aiding disaster relief missions, Professor Jacobs-Abbey has been an unwavering positive influence.
The award ceremony, where Professor Jacobs-Abbey will officially receive this well-deserved honor, is scheduled for November 11, 2023, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Virginia. The event promises to be a memorable celebration of a lifetime of selfless service.
In an expression of humility and gratitude, Professor Jacobs-Abbey took a moment to extend heartfelt thanks to friends, family, colleagues, and community members for their unwavering support throughout this inspiring journey. “I want to thank all of you – my friends, family, colleagues, and community members – for your incredible support over the years. Your encouragement has uplifted me along my volunteering journey. I could not have contributed 4,000+ hours without being surrounded by such caring people,” he expressed in a press statement.
Indeed, it takes a community to create change, and Professor Jacobs-Abbey’s journey is a testament to the power of collective effort.
For those fortunate enough to receive an invitation to the award ceremony, attending is not just an opportunity to celebrate a remarkable individual but also a chance to be inspired. Professor Jacobs-Abbey’s journey serves as a reminder that each of us has the potential to make a difference, and the impact of our actions can be felt for a lifetime.