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Judd Jacobson Memorial Award

Celebrating Entrepreneurial Spirit

Established in 1992, the Judd Jacobson Memorial Award recognizes pursuit or achievement of a business entrepreneurial endeavor by a person with a physical disability or sensory impairment. The award recipient receives a special plaque, a $5,000 cash award to advance their entrepreneurial business endeavor and is honored at a special event at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - Golden Valley Campus.

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Recent Judd Jacobson Memorial Award Recipients

2013 - Joel Boonstra, bison farmer

2012 - Aaron Cross, Independent Living Skills specialist/inspirational speaker


About the Jacobson Award

The Judd Jacobson Memorial Award is named for the late Minnesota business leader who became a quadriplegic as a result of a diving accident. The award is administered by Courage Kenny Foundation, with funds made possible by Daniel J. Gainey, a lifelong friend of Jacobson.

Meet our 2014 recipients: Joshua Straub and Jenn Schmidt