The 20th Annual IMPACT Awards
25th AND GOAL: CELEBRATING A QUARTER CENTURY OF VOLUNTEERING
Presented by The Home Depot Foundation
The CVC of Atlanta will host its 20th annual IMPACT Awards on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the brand new
Mercedes-Benz Stadium Champions Club. Please save the date!
Interested in sponsorship? Levels and benefits can be found in our sponsorship packet. Please contact Cheryl Kortemeier for more information.
This Special Award, in recognition of the Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) of Atlanta’s 25th Anniversary, will be given to a company, business or firm of any size that has embraced the Spirit of Volunteerism over the life of their Employee Volunteer Program. The award shall honor a business’ entire body of work in engaging their employees in volunteerism in Metro Atlanta and is not limited to work completed in the last calendar year. Please recognize your company's outstanding work by applying today!
All nominations must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on July 31.
More details about the IMPACT Awards on September 26th coming soon!
Thank you to our 2017 IMPACT Awards Sponsors
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
Alston & Bird LLP | Deloitte | Delta Community Credit Union
Frazier & Deeter | Janke Studios | King & Spalding
Prographics | Veritiv | Wit!
The 19th Annual IMPACT Awards:
SETTING THE STAGE: ACTING TOGETHER FOR A BETTER ATLANTA
Click on the cover image below to view this year's special publication in Atlanta Business Chronicle highlighting all of our 2016 IMPACT Awards winners and finalists as well as all of the great work being done by CVC Members in the Atlanta community.
Congratulations to the 2016 IMPACT Awards Winners:
PROJECT IMPACT AWARD
The Home Depot
The Home Depot is honored for its Introduction to Tools training for youth, ages 11 to 18. In 2015, The Home Depot was asked to provide volunteers for a pilot training at the Tool Training Center at the Atlanta Community ToolBank to introduce and train at-risk youth in basic tool skills . This was done by building a table, which was eventually distributed to military veterans and their families through another nonprofit’s furniture donation program. The pilot project, completed with the support of the Atlanta Community ToolBank, was a test for similar programs that could become ongoing training for hundreds of other youth in metro Atlanta. Today the training is being provided to 180 youth from the City of Atlanta’s Park and Recreation Department through their Summer Camp Program and being used with at-risk youth from CHRIS Kids in a south Atlanta neighborhood.
SKILLS-BASED VOLUNTEERISM IMPACT AWARD
Troutman Sanders is honored for its partnership with Atlanta Legal Aid Society to assist veterans in the Palliative Care Unit of the Atlanta VA Hospital with civil legal needs, including end-of-life planning documents such as wills, guardianships and more. Since January 2015, volunteer attorneys and paralegals have met with 60 veterans.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP AWARD
The Immigration Working Group, a collaborative effort including Alston + Bird, King & Spalding, Kilpatrick Townsend, Sutherland and Troutman Sanders along with many other partners.
This group was initially formed to help meet the growing need for legal services to assist unaccompanied immigrant children entering the U.S., but its responsibilities have grown to provide pro bono services to children, victims of raids, detention, deportation and the court case loads. Five law firms and 13 other entities are working to help solve a community challenge affecting an estimated one million residents in the state of Georgia. One of the IWG’s first outcomes was being able to bring KIND, a nonprofit that focuses their work on immigrant children, to Georgia.
BUSINESS-TO-NONPROFIT PARTNERSHIP AWARD
Turner and 21st Century Leaders
Turner and 21st Century Leaders are awarded for their partnership in a week-long program for 75 high-school students who are interested in careers in the broadcasting industry. The free-to-students program, launched in 2006, invites participants to live in nearby dorms and travel to Turner offices each day for workshops, panel discussions, networking opportunities and more. Since the program’s inception, more than 1,000 students have participated.
IMPACT CORPORATE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM OF THE YEAR AWARD (<999 EMPLOYEES)
King & Spalding
King & Spalding formalized its community program in 1994. Under the leadership of volunteer councils, all King & Spalding offices participate in community and pro bono activities. Since 2010, the company has invested 11,800 hours through 395 community service projects and provided 93,000 hours of pro bono service to low-income individuals, nonprofits and community causes in Atlanta.
IMPACT CORPORATE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM OF THE YEAR AWARD (1000+ EMPLOYEES)
Bank of America
At Bank of America, employees are given two hours of paid time per week to volunteer. Forty-nine percent of the company’s Atlanta employees—including senior leaders—participate in volunteer activities . In 2015, Bank of America had more than 48,000 volunteer hours submitted by employees to its internal tracking system, executed 277 volunteer events and served 749 nonprofit organizations.
Thank you to our 2016 IMPACT Awards Sponsors
Diamond Presenting Sponsor
Alston & Bird LLP | Bank of America | Delta Community Credit Union
Frazier & Deeter | Gas South | Georgia Natural Gas | Georgia-Pacific | IBM
Janke Studios | King & Spalding LLP | LexisNexis | Nelson Mullins
Troutman Sanders LLP | United Way of Greater Atlanta
Thank you to our program participants for making this year's IMPACT Awards a success:
Ryan Cameron, V-103 FM
Leatrice Ellzy, Founder and CEO, Beatrix Moss
Christopher Moses, Dan Reardon Director of Education & Associate Artistic Director - Alliance Theatre
Virginia Hepner, CEO, Woodruff Arts Center
Chris Appleton, Executive Director, WonderRoot
With Performances By:
The Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra
Dad's Garage Theatre
About the IMPACT Awards:
The IMPACT Awards honor for-profit companies, businesses and firms that recruit and activate volunteers to serve the Atlanta community and/or exclusively utilize Atlanta-based volunteer resources. Nominations are accepted each spring and following the judging process in the summer, winners are announced at the annual IMPACT Awards and showcased in Atlanta Business Chronicle in the fall. 2016 IMPACT nominations will open in April 2016.
2014: The CVC of Atlanta celebrated the 2014 IMPACT Awards at the College Football Hall of Fame on September 17, 2014, honoring the Atlanta Companies that have embraced volunteering as a team sport. Click on the cover below to read the special supplement that published in the September 19, 2014 issue of Atlanta Business Chronicle, including information about the IMPACT Awards and winners.
2012: View a recap of the IMPACT Awards in video format here.