Today, Points of Light and Bloomberg L.P. announced The Civic 50 – the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation in 2014. See the list below and video announcement from Points of Light Chair Neil Bush. The Civic 50 sets the standard for corporate community engagement nationwide and creates a roadmap for companies seeking to best use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.
Don Stephens has a profound way of drawing people in – and keeping them there. In 1978 he created Mercy Ships, which runs the Africa Mercy – the world’s largest hospital ship. The organization has provided specialty surgery and other health care at no cost to millions of people from the poorest nations of the world. And Stephens has attracted volunteers who have stayed with the nonprofit for years.
Under the soft glow of crimson Chinese lanterns, a retired NBA star-turned philanthropist, a young environmentalist, a nonprofit addressing hunger and a company with a strong history of employee volunteerism received Points of Light Tribute Awards last night at the Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C.
Consider yourself invited to the biggest, smartest gathering of volunteer leaders from business, nonprofits and government – all under one roof. You’re going to meet fascinating people, learn a lot and have a great time.