Kirsten Lodal to Receive 2015 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award

By LIFT on October 28, 2015

Categories: News


LIFT CEO and Co-founder Kirsten Lodal and Pete Buttigieg, the Mayor of South Bend, IN, have been named the 2015 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award recipients. The awards, which honor Americans under 40 for their commitment to public service, are given to only two people each year.

Kirsten’s New Frontier Award “honors an individual whose contributions in the realm of community service, advocacy or grassroots activism have had a positive impact on a broad public policy issue or challenge.” Pete’s New Frontier Award “honors an elected official whose work demonstrates the importance of elective service as a way to address a public challenge or challenges.”

Others who have won the award in past years include Senator Cory Booker and Teach for America Founder Wendy Kopp. The award will be presented by Congressman Joe Kennedy III on November 12, 2015 during a private ceremony at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

“It’s such an honor for all of us at LIFT, and a testament to our amazing Members and their families!”


Learn more at the Harvard IOP website.