Courage Kenny Foundation and the Judd and Barbara Jacobson Award selection committee are seeking applications for the 2016 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 $5,000 cash award to advance his or her business endeavors.
To be considered for the award, applicants must have a physical disability or sensory impairment, be 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. This year's
application deadline is Friday, July 29.
For questions about the
Judd and Barbara Jacobson Award, contact
email Lindsay Kedzuf or call 612-775-2584.
The Award is named for Judd and Barbara Jacobson. Judd was a Minnesota business leader who became a quadriplegic as a result of a diving accident in 1943. The award exemplifies the business entrepreneurial spirit of Judd Jacobson who 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.
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation
Institute, part of Allina Health, was created in 2013 by the merger of Courage
Center and Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. The Institute
provides a continuum of rehabilitation services for people with short- and
long-term conditions, injuries and disabilities in communities throughout
Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute has
multiple locations, and numerous
programs and services. For more information visit