Jack B. Hefner Memorial Award


Jack B. Hefner served the state of North Carolina as a member of the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) from 1982 until his death in 1994. As a father to a son with intellectual disabilities, "Big Jack" was willing to do whatever it took to enhance the quality of life for North Carolinians affected by disability. Jack B. Hefner's leadership inspired a generation of advocates and people with disabilities to work forcefully.

On October 27, 1994, the NCCDD established the Jack B. Hefner Award to celebrate the vision and achievement of North Carolina's families and people with developmental disabilities. The Council presents the award annually.

2013 Award Winner - Roxann Colwell (See her story - video)

2012 Award Winner – Kenji Kellen

2011 Award Winner – Connie Hawkins

2010 Award Winner – Charles Hines

2008 Award Winner – Ellen Perry

2007 Award Winner – Project Stir

2006 Award Winner – David Taylor Jr.

2005 Award Winner – Betsy MacMichael

Nominations for the 2014 Hefner Award are being accepted now through September 26.
The application is on the main "What We Do" page.