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Hawaii rep, website founder win New Frontier award

November 12, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — A Hawaii congresswoman and the founder of an online charity website will be honored with awards given to people whose contributions demonstrate the value of public service in the spirit of John F. Kennedy.

The New Frontier Awards will be presented Nov. 25 at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government by Kennedy’s grandson, Jack Schlossberg.

The honorees are Democratic Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, one of the first two female combat veterans to serve in Congress, and Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. The website connects donors with public school teachers who need help meeting their classroom needs.

The awards were created by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and the Institute of Politics to honor Americans under 40 who are committed to public service.

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