Courage Kenny Foundation seeks applications for 2017 Judd and Barbara Jacobson Award

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. 4/19/2017 — 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 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 For questions about the Judd and Barbara Jacobson Award, contact Lindsay Kedzuf, 612-775-2584.

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.

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 11 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services.