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Deloitte’s Commitment to Community Involvement Honored by Points of Light

Deloitte displays strong presence at major celebration of service event


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Points of Light Institute, the nation’s leading volunteer and civic engagement organization, presented Deloitte LLP with the Corporate Engagement Award of Excellence at its 2009 National Conference on Volunteering and Service. The prestigious Corporate Engagement Award of Excellence is the only national award given for workplace volunteer programs. Deloitte was recognized for its overall employee volunteer efforts, including its community service projects, program policies, and corporate vision that support its volunteer activities.

Hosted by both Points of Light and the Corporation for National and Community Service, the 2009 National Conference on Volunteering and Service brought together more than 5,000 members of the business and social sectors, including volunteers and distinguished leaders, such as First Lady Michelle Obama and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, to express their support for the national call to service.

In addition to being honored at the event, Deloitte was proud to participate in several other ways. Sharon Allen, Chairman, Deloitte LLP, addressed the business track opening forum, “Responding to the New World.” In her remarks, Allen highlighted the critical value of skills-based volunteering, calling for more members of the business community to engage in this impactful brand of volunteerism. Additionally, Mark Edmunds, Vice Chairman and Regional Managing Partner of the Northern Pacific Region, participated in the “Business Leaders Insight” panel, which was attended by more than 200 business and nonprofit leaders. And, at a luncheon hosted by California’s First Lady, Maria Shriver, Deloitte was presented with the “California Social Innovation Award” for its pro bono work in support of CaliforniaVolunteers.

Deloitte’s contribution to the conference business track also included a corporate workshop session entitled, “Skills-based Volunteering Simplified,” which attracted 180 attendees and was led by Juliana Deans, Northern Pacific Community Involvement leader, Deloitte Services LP. In addition, Deans served as a member of the California Host Committee.

“Deloitte is committed to contributing our most valuable asset — the skills and knowledge of our people — to help nonprofits function more effectively,” said Barry Salzberg, chief executive officer of Deloitte LLP, upon Deloitte’s presentation with the Corporate Engagement Award of Excellence. “We have been very purposeful to not only build a culture that encourages strategic volunteerism but to instill the policies and procedures to ensure that our volunteerism and pro bono programs fully support our people in making as powerful an impact as possible. The results have been remarkable and it is very gratifying to receive this recognition from Points of Light Institute.”

Learn more about Deloitte’s approach to Community Involvement.

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