As members of the DC community, we are fortunate to have countless examples of public servants who work towards the greater good of this unique city. These often unsung heroes uphold the public interest amid competing interests, pressures, and demands. It is time to publicly recognize their efforts!
The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation partners with the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership to recognize and reward outstanding performance and exemplary service by DC Government employees. Each year five winners receive a $7,500 cash prize, and are recognized at the Cafritz Awards Gala. In honor of the 15th anniversary of the Awards, there is a now a Team Innovation Award with a $15,000 cash prize. For more information on the eligibility requirements and the selection criteria, please see the Individual Awards or the Team Innovation Award pages.