AutoGlass Honored with Corporate Caring Award
|Posing with Safelite's Corporate Caring Award
shortly after its presentation are, from left, Phil Urban, the
CEO of Grange Insurance, one of the program's sponsors; Randy
Randolph, the Belron US vice president of quality assurance
and retail support; and Tom Feeney, the Belron US executive
vice president and chief client officer.
Columbus, Ohio-based Safelite AutoGlass, a division of Belron US,
received a 2008 Corporate Caring Award April 10 in Columbus recognizing
its philanthropic and employee volunteer efforts.
The awards, presented by Business First newspaper, salute
small, medium and large companies for corporate philanthropy in
the categories of arts, education, environmental and civic and health
and human services. Safelite was specifically recognized as the
best large corporation in the arts area for its ongoing financial
support of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
Nominees were evaluated on a number of factors, including the number
of nonprofit boards or committees employees are involved with, type
of community service projects the company participated in and overall
impact of the company's efforts in the community.
"We live and work in this community, so we think it's important
to be a good corporate citizen and take a leadership role in giving
back," says Randy Randolph, chairman of the Safelite Charitable
Foundation. "We try to instill this sense of 'paying it forward'
to our associates by encouraging them to volunteer and take part
as they see fit. The more people who give time and resources back
to the community can only make it better for everyone."
Award judges also saluted Safelite for its volunteerism in the
community, including partnerships with ALS Therapy Development Institute,
Adventures for Wish Kids, the American Cancer Society and the American
Heart Association. Safelite and its employees contributed to or
volunteered with more than 36 organizations in 2007, according to
a press release issued by the company, and Safelite also contributed
$470,250 to nonprofits and charitable organizations in 2007.
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