Award recognizes entrepreneurial endeavor by a person with a
disability or sensory impairment
MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Courage Kenny Foundation and the Judd and Barbara Jacobson Award
selection committee are seeking applications for the 2017 Judd and
Barbara Jacobson Award. Established in 1992, the award recognizes the
pursuit or achievement of a business entrepreneurial endeavor by a
person with a physical disability or sensory impairment.
The award recipient will be honored at an event this fall and receive a
$10,000 cash award to advance his or her business endeavors. The
application deadline is Friday, July 28.
To be considered for the award, applicants must have a physical
disability or sensory impairment, be at least 18 years of age and reside
in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, or North or South Dakota and demonstrate
pursuit or achievement of an entrepreneurial business endeavor.
Applications are available online at allinahealth.org/jacobson.
For questions about the Judd and Barbara Jacobson Award, contact Lindsay
Kedzuf, 612-775-2584, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The award is named for Judd and Barbara Jacobson. Judd Jacobson was a
Minnesota business leader who became a quadriplegic as a result of a
diving accident in 1943. The award exemplifies his business
entrepreneurial spirit. He was a committed, creative and innovative
spirit in his vocational endeavors. Funds for the award are made
possible by a gift from the late Daniel J. Gainey, a lifelong friend of
the Jacobson family.
About Courage Kenny Foundation, part of Allina Health
Courage Kenny Foundation supports the work of Courage
Kenny Rehabilitation Institute by funding its innovative programs,
ground-breaking research and exceptional services that help people
achieve health, wellness and independence. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation
Institute provides a continuum of rehabilitation services for people
with short- and long-term conditions, injuries and disabilities.
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