Light of Dawnn

Light of Dawnn Awards

In 2014, community leaders and the family of youth coach, Dawnn Jaffier, who was the innocent victim of gun violence, announced an effort to honor Dawnn’s legacy by celebrating annually people dedicated to building stronger communities for the promise of a better tomorrow.  The Light of Dawnn Awards recognize individuals working in the non-profit sector who demonstrate the spirit that is Dawnn’s legacy – a compassionate and unwavering commitment to assisting those in need. 


“We will not let the memory of Dawnn ever be forgotten and we are proud to be a part of this powerful initiative to recognize those individuals who also live to serve their communities the way Dawnn did”

-Mayor Walsh