Citizens Awards



Congratulations to the 2012 Citizens Awards Winners!

2012 in Photos:



Meet the Finalists:


Best Corporate Steward Award

Finalist Stories

Best Business Neighbor

Finalist Stories

Best International Ambassador

Finalist Stories


Best Partnership Award

Finalist Stories


Past Finalists and Winners

2011  |  2010   |  2009  |  2008  |  2007   |  2006

Best Business Neighbor Award-Finalist, PepsiCo

Finalist: PepsiCo

The Pepsi Refresh Project (PRP) is supporting innovative ideas in communities throughout the United States. Each month in 2010, Pepsi awarded $1.2 million via 30+ grants, ranging from $5,000 to $250,000, to organizations and individuals bringing great ideas to life. In 2010 1,000+ grantees across 43 states received funding and more than $20 million dollars in grant money was distributed.

Best Business Neighbor Award-Finalist, Kimberly-Clark/Huggies

Finalist: Kimberly-Clark/Huggies

A study commissioned in 2010 by Huggies®, revealed that one in three American mothers struggle to provide diapers for their babies. These mothers have had to cut back on basics such as food and utilities in order to provide enough diapers.

This issue of diaper need is serious and has been largely unrecognized until now.

Best Partnership Award-Finalist, Target and The Mission Continues

Finalist: Target and The Mission Continues

In 2010, Target sponsored the first nationwide study showing how volunteerism and service help ease the transition of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. As a result of this research, Target and The Mission Continues partnered to connect returning veterans with meaningful service opportunities.

Target is committed to supporting education, serving schools and honoring the service and sacrifices of military families. The Mission Continues challenges veterans and civilians to serve in their communities.

Best Partnership Award - Finalist, Dow and Habitat for Humanity International

Finalist: The Dow Chemical Company and Habitat for Humanity International

Dow’s commitment to Habitat for Humanity spans nearly 30 years and includes financial, product and volunteer contributions through a global partnership.

The aggregate Dow contribution to Habitat is approximately $12.5 million in funding and more than $25 million in gift-in-kind product donations.

Best Partnership Award - Allstate and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)

 Finalist: Allstate and the Allstate Foundation with NNEDV

The Allstate Foundation's partnership with The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which domestic violence no longer exists.

Getting From High School to the College Beat


Challenging the premise that high school graduation is a destination rather than a springboard to the future, College Summit Founder and CEO, J.B. Schramm says, “We re-envision the purpose of high school to be a launch pad for college and career success.”

Huntsville Times Covers Navistar's Community Service Win


One of the best stories of corporate citizenship I came across this year was Navistar Diesel of Alabama's solution to the recession problem: Instead of laying off plant employees — which it had not done for nine years — the company kept its employees on payroll and put them out in the community doing community service.

U.S. Chamber Announces Corporate Citizenship Award Winners

WASHINGTON, D.C.—At an awards dinner last night hosted by the U.S. Chamber Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC), Best Buy, Cargill, Deloitte LLP with College Summit, Navistar Diesel of Alabama, and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP were honored with the 2010 Corporate Citizenship Award. The annual awards program honors the social and civic commitments of the finalist companies.


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