The event was hosted by Jenna Bush Hager, special correspondent for the Today Show, who honored 14 grassroots community efforts with $10,000 awards for their volunteer efforts in 2013.
Lauer and Guthrie were also honored for their advocacy of Today’s Shine a Light campaign promoting volunteerism in the community. Bon Jovi was recognized for his work with the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation.
Make A Difference Day is sponsored by USA WEEKEND Magazine (a Gannet company) in partnership with Points of Light and Newman’s Own. This year, Make A Difference Day will be celebrated on October 25.