Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the Service to America Leadership Award from the NAB Education Foundation. He’ll be honored at the Celebration of Service to America gala June 6th in Washington, DC.
Bridges’ acting credits include six Academy Award nominations and an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his part as Bad Blake in the 2009 film “Crazy Heart.” The award, though, is for his dedication to ending childhood hunger in America through his leadership roles as founder of the End Hunger Network and national spokesman for Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.
“Mr. Bridges’ enduring popularity and critical acclaim are a testament to his tremendous talent as an actor. He is also a remarkable humanitarian, and it is for his extraordinary efforts in ending childhood hunger in America that we proudly honor him with this prestigious award,” said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. “
Considered NABEF’s highest honor, the Service to America Leadership Award recognizes individuals and organizations responsible for improving the lives of others through extraordinary public service.