National Conference on Volunteering and Service Newsflash
Points of Light Institute today honored three companies for their extraordinary employee volunteer efforts to address and solve community challenges. Cisco, IBM and McKesson each received a 2011 Corporate Engagement Award of Excellence for building strong and effective volunteer programs that build healthy communities and provide a better quality of life for residents. In addition, the Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) of Central New Mexico and Trident United Way's Corporate Volunteer Council each received 2011 Corporate Volunteer Council Awards for supporting businesses with employee volunteer programs.
2011 Corporate Engagement Award of Excellence Winners
Cisco created the "Cisco Citizen" employee volunteer program to help shape the local business environments. Through its employee volunteers, and strategic technology and cash grants, the company is helping nonprofits increase efficiency and innovation, its own employees develop leadership skills and more than 35 communities become, and stay, vibrant.
With the launch of On Demand Community in November 2003, IBM reinvented its support of employees and retirees whose volunteer work enriches the communities where they live and work. On Demand Community offers hundreds of volunteer resources focused on areas such as student mentoring to boost student achievement, helping not-for-profit organizations address their technology needs, and sharing the fun of math and science with schoolchildren.
The focus of McKesson's Employee Volunteer Program aligns with the company's business mission "to create better health for all" with an emphasis on chronic disease management. Whether it's battling a killer epidemic like diabetes, raising funds to fight heart disease or making a difference in the life of a child with cancer, McKesson's Volunteer Program harnesses the passion of our employees to implement projects aimed at building better health.
2011 Corporate Volunteer Council of the Year Award winners
The Corporate Volunteer Council of Central New Mexico (CVC-CNM) leads the way in championing the employee volunteer movement. The volunteer-run council provides personal development and networking opportunities to employee volunteer program managers, mentoring to businesses looking to establish employee volunteer programs and strategic project collaboration.
The mission of Trident United Way's Corporate Volunteer Council (Trident CVC) is to inspire and engage local companies by promoting employee volunteerism to address challenges and concerns facing tri-county communities. Member companies are kept informed of local trends and best practices to help them build quality employee volunteer programs (EVP).