The 20th Annual IMPACT Awards
25th AND GOAL: CELEBRATING A QUARTER CENTURY OF VOLUNTEERING
Presented by The Home Depot Foundation
 

The 20th Annual Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta IMPACT Awards were held on September 26, 2017, at the Delta Sky 360○ Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Radio and television personality and founder of the Ryan Cameron Foundation, Ryan Cameron, emceed the luncheon for the third consecutive year. Neil Bush, Chairman of Points of Light, delivered the keynote address, preceded by an update on the transformation of Atlanta’s historic Westside communities from Frank Fernandez, vice president of community development at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Shannon Gerber, executive director of The Home Depot Foundation, also inspired the audience with an update about the work of Team Depot. During the event, Hands On Atlanta hosted a literacy kit build where attendees put together 800 kits for students at Towns Elementary School. The Martin Luther King, Jr. High School drum line “Kings of Halftime” presented a riveting performance on the field to welcome attendees to the event. Please click here to view our full post-event press release.

Thank you to the 400 guests who made this year's IMPACT Awards a sold-out success! 


  

  


Congratulations to our 2017 IMPACT Award Winners:

PROJECT IMPACT AWARD

Delta Air Lines

In 2016, 840 Delta Air Lines employees partnered with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity to build three new homes for Atlanta families in need. Four Delta project managers helped manage the projects in which volunteers invested 134,400 hours. Each of the homes was built with high-efficiency materials, lowering the carbon footprint of the building projects and aligning with Delta’s environmental pillar. One of these homes was completely paid for by dollars raised through Delta’s oil recycling program. 


 

SKILLS-BASED PROJECT IMPACT AWARD

Deloitte

Deloitte’s skills-based volunteerism program helps accomplish business objectives by providing employees with learning opportunities that are directly applicable to their day-to-day client work. Deloitte partnered with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity to help the organization improve its measurement and communication processes in order to better connect with consumers, sponsors, and the community. In order to ensure that the goals of the project were fully realized, their team assisted with the implementation of a scorecard to better communicate its impact, and in turn, increase funding through donations and sponsorships in continued support of its mission.

 

BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP AWARD

11Alive

Last year, 11Alive partnered with Focus Brands and media production nonprofit, re:imagine/ATL to engage students from Grady High School in creating short videos highlighting youth homelessness and benefiting local nonprofit, The Atlanta Mission. The companies provided guidance in video production and meals while also supplying funding and professional support to the students. Volunteers contributed more than 60 hours to mentor students and help them find ways to amplify their message. Ultimately, this project has reached more than 500,000 with a call-to-action to help eliminate youth homelessness.

 

BUSINESS-TO-NONPROFIT PARTNERSHIP AWARD

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo has partnered with Operation Hope, a nonprofit focused on financial dignity, education and economic empowerment, for 17 years. In 2016, they created a transformative, sustainable youth entrepreneurship initiative that harnesses the youths’ economic energy, and brings positive business role models into schools and communities. Through the program, students cover concepts necessary for starting a business, including competition, finances, marketing, and public speaking. Through this program, 95 employee volunteers worked with 690 students and 14 “pitch” students won grants for $500 each. 



IMPACT CORPORATE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM OF THE YEAR AWARD (<999 EMPLOYEES)

Tower Beer, Wine and Spirits

Tower Beer, Wine and Spirits is a family-owned business that has been serving Metro Atlanta for more than 70 years. Community service and philanthropy have always been a vital part of the Tower culture. Just 16 months ago, Tower decided to formalize its volunteer efforts to provide monthly community service opportunities for employees in partnership with United Way of Greater Atlanta. In this short time, Tower has hosted more than 20 projects and had a 35% participation rate, despite the fact that the business is open seven days per week. In addition, Tower hosts an annual fundraiser for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta that has raised more than $1 million in the past three years.

IMPACT CORPORATE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM OF THE YEAR AWARD (1000+ EMPLOYEES)

Delta Air Lines

Since 2012, Delta Air Lines has focused philanthropy and volunteerism around six key pillars including Education, Service Members and Veterans, Global Wellness, Arts and Culture, Global Diversity, and Environment. Delta follows a strategic plan focusing the company’s efforts on investing in business education, strengthening giving in Metro Atlanta, engaging more employees and more customers. Company highlights from 2016 include helping to build three homes, blood donation by 4,500 employees, 300 employees serving 9,000 hungry Atlantans in one day, and building the organization's fourth playground in Metro Atlanta.



SPIRIT OF VOLUNTEERISM AWARD

Georgia Natural Gas




And congratulations to the 2017 IMPACT Award Finalists in each category:
PROJECT IMPACT AWARD:  KPMG
SKILLS BASED PROJECT IMPACT AWARD: JLL
BUSINESS TO BUSINESS IMPACT AWARD: Novelis
BUSINESS TO NONPROFIT IMPACT AWARD: JLL
IMPACT CORPORATE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM OF THE YEAR (<999 employees): Jabian Consulting
IMPACT CORPORATE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM OF THE YEAR (1,000+ employees): NCR
SPIRIT OF VOLUNTEERISM AWARD: Cox Automotive, Kaiser Permanente


Thank you to our 2017 IMPACT Awards Sponsors:

Diamond Sponsor:


 
   
 
 
Platinum Sponsors:

                         

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Gold Sponsors:

Arby's Foundation
Cox Enterprises
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
Kilpatrick, Townsend and Stockton LLP
NCR Corporation
Newell Brands
Turner 
UCB
 
 
Silver Sponsors:

101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For  |  Alston & Bird LLP      

Atlanta Gas Light    Christian City   |  The Coca-Cola Company

Deloitte  |   Delta Community Credit Union  |  For Momentum

Frazier & Deeter  |  Gas South  |  Georgia-Pacific   Google Fiber  |  Hands On Atlanta   

  Janke Studios   King & Spalding   |  Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions   |  Primrose Schools

ProGraphics Communications  |  United Way of Greater Atlanta    |  Veritiv  |   Wit Advertising and Design

 




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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. 

2016 CVC Special Publication

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

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

The Home Depot Foundation

Platinum Sponsors

Atlanta Business Chronicle   Atlanta Gas Light

Gold Sponsors

            Arby's Foundation          / Cox Enterprises/Cox Automotive  
Kaiser Permanente    
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP   Newell Brands

     Novelis       Sutherland         
 
UCB   The Woodruff Arts Center


Silver Sponsors

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:

Awards Emcee

Ryan Cameron, V-103 FM

 

Panel Moderator

Leatrice Ellzy, Founder and CEO, Beatrix Moss

Panelists

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


Learn more about sponsorship opportunities for next year's IMPACT Awards.

    
The 18th Annual (2015) IMPACT Awards
Making the Connection: Helping Atlanta Soar

The Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta Celebrated the 2015 IMPACT Awards on October 7 at the Delta Flight Museum. We invite you to click on the cover below to learn more about our IMPACT Award winners, finalists and the great work that Atlanta companies are doing to make the connection and help Atlanta soar. This supplement published in Atlanta Business Chronicle on October 9.


  
Congratulations to our 2015 Winners:  

EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM OF THE YEAR (LARGE BUSINESS)
Cisco

EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM OF THE YEAR (SMALL TO MEDIUM BUSINESS)
Booz Allen Hamilton

PROJECT AWARD
Cox Automotive

SKILLS-BASED PROJECT AWARD
Deloitte.

BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS AWARD
Alston & Bird, LLP & UPS

BUSINESS-TO-NONPROFIT AWARD
SunTrust & Junior Achievement

Continue the conversation about the IMPACT Awards at #ATLIMPACT


Thank you to our 2015 IMPACT Awards Sponsors:

Diamond Presenting Sponsor:
AGL Resources/Atlanta Gas Light

Platinum Sponsors:
Atlanta Business Chronicle     Delta Community Credit Union     The Home Depot


Gold Sponsors:
Aaron's, Inc.   Arby's Foundation   The Coca-Cola Company   Cox Enterprises/Cox Automotive   Gas South

Georgia Natural Gas   Kilpatrick Townsend   LexisNexis   Newell Rubbermaid   Norfolk Southern Corporation 

Turner Broadcasting    UCB


Silver Sponsors:

11Alive  |  Alston & Bird LLP  |  Bank of America

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta  |  Frazier & Deeter  |  Google

IBM   |   King & Spalding LLP   |   Sutherland


Photos from the 2015 IMPACT Awards:


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.

Prior IMPACT Awards:

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.



2014 Atlanta Business Chronicle CVC Section




2013: The CVC of Atlanta celebrated the 2013 IMPACT Awards at the High Museum of Art in September 2013, honoring the Atlanta companies who embraced "the Art of Volunteering."  Click on the cover below to read the special supplement that appeared in the September 20, 2013 issue of Atlanta Business Chronicle and learn more about the finalists and winners.


The ART of Volunteering




2012: View a recap of the IMPACT Awards in video format here.

     


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