Rockville, MD –The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County (CVC-MC) celebrated corporate volunteer service at its Annual Awards Luncheon held earlier this month.
Each year at the event, the CVC-MC recognizes one small, mid-size and large member business for their dedication to the Montgomery County Community. The businesses - chosen by a CVC-MC board ad-hoc committee - selected have demonstrated a true passion for corporate volunteerism.
The 2013 Award Winners are:
- Small Business – Corporate Network Services: Corporate Network Services created their community service program Community Counts four years ago to formalize the volunteer service they have done in the community over the last 20 years. The program includes a variety of service days, financial contributions, sponsorships, collection drives, and leadership positions for community activities, technical support and administrative assistance hours. Corporate Network Services volunteers for WUMCO Help, Button Farm, Manna Food Center, Interfaith Works, Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery County Little League, Red Cross, Oklahoma Tornado Fund and more. Corporate Network Systems believes “volunteerism fosters cooperation, team building, empathy, self-esteem and innovation benefiting our corporate culture.”
- Mid-Size Business – American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA): ASHA’s Community Outreach Team continually meets and identifies different groups and types of donation items to reach out to a larger or varied base of employees throughout the year. ASHA believes in “building a stable community environment in which to conduct business”. ASHA employees are proud of their charitable donations which include Soles 4 Souls, women’s clothing to Dress for Success, coats to One Warm Coat, Linkages to Learning, Manna Food Center’s Smart Sacks initiative and others. The community benefits because ASHA is able to meet the local needs and help and address societal concerns.
- Large Business – Adventist HealthCare, Inc.: Adventist HealthCare had more than a century-long tradition of serving the community. In 2012, they provided more than 64,000 health and wellness encounters through a variety of classes, free screenings, counseling, lectures and support groups. They have also reached 4,100 people at 56 health fairs throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s counties with health related materials. Adventist HealthCare employees also support the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure, where they raised nearly $6,000.
- Andrea Jolly President's Award – Hope Gleicher: The Andrea Jolly President's Award is presented to one organization or individual, chosen by CVC-MC President, Will Schroeder, for outstanding service. Schroeder chose Hope Gleicher as the 213 recipient for her commitment to social change through nonprofit management, operations and fund development. Gleicher serves as the Director of Nonprofit Montgomery which is an alliance of nonprofit leaders dedicated to strengthening the voice, visibility and influence of the nonprofit community through strategic leadership development and advocacy. Gleicher works with nonprofit corporations in the same fashion the CVC-MC works with private companies to improve our community. For all of her service, expertise, and leadership in the field of nonprofit management and development, CVC-MC was proud to recognize Gleicher as the 2013 Andrea Jolly President’s Award winner.
The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County (CVC-MC) educates businesses on how to partner with and support non-profit organizations by helping create successful volunteer/charitable programs that positively impact the business, its employees and the local community. To learn more about the CVC-MC visit them on the web at www.cvc-mc.org.
(l:r) Will Schroeder, Attorney, Shulman Rogers & Immediate Past President, CVC-MC; 2013 CVC-MC Community Service Award Winners - Hope Gleicher, Director, Nonprofit Montgomery; Paula Widerlite, Vice President, System Strategy & Chief Development Officer, Adventist HealthCare; Arlene Pietranton, CEO, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Marshall Micheals, CEO-CFO, Corporate Network Services; Sarah Burnett, Executive Director, CVC-MC
(photo credit: Phil Fabrizio, Sugarloaf Photography by Fabrizio)
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