Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals

Join us on October 5 for the virtual

2020 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals®

Hosted by actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani
Honoring Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Featuring special appearances from Samantha Bee, Kristen Bell, Mayim Bialik, Adam Conover, Nick Kroll, Aisha Tyler and many more!

About the Sammies

Learn about the history and founders of the Service to America Medals.

Program overview and history

2020 Digital Toolkit

Download computer backgrounds, social media graphics, children’s activities and more.

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Nominate for 2021

Know a deserving federal employee? We want to recognize them.


Rewatch the 2020 Sammies Finalist Event

Axios and the Partnership teamed up with CNN’s Anderson Cooper and bestselling author Michael Lewis to bring you a glimpse of the work by the 2020 finalists.

Check out our feature on “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” on TBS captured the incredible accomplishments of federal employees with waggish good humor Wednesday night, highlighting honorees who attended the 2019 Service to America Medals Awards gala October 16.  

2019 Photo Highlights

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Premier and National Sponsors

With special appreciation for the sponsors whose support makes the program possible:

Mrs. Ronnie F. Heyman and Family


David Marchick

Jennifer and David Millstone

Indra and Raj Nooyi

Standard Industries

Patricia A. and George W. Wellde, Jr.

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Media Partners