The San Francisco Business Times is calling for nominations for their “Beyond the Check Awards” which recognize philanthropic companies that set an example of sharing financial resources and/or getting involved with community programs.
As part of the annual Corporate Philanthropy Summit and Awards, an event that recognizes corporate grantmakers here in the Bay Area, the “Beyond the Check” awards are determined by a special panel of judges. Unlike the rankings unveiled at the Summit which is based on how much a corporate grantmaker gives to Bay Area nonprofits, the “Beyond the Check” awards are based on creative ways of supporting nonprofits with volunteers, expertise, partnerships, and other types of assistance.
How To Nominate
Do you know a philanthropic company that sets an example you wish others would follow? The “Beyond the Check” awards are looking for outstanding businesses that share financial resources and/or get truly involved in community programs.
Here is what you need to do:
1) Identify exemplary companies (non-profit organizations are not eligible).
2) Choose one of the following four categories:
- Community Change and Impact Award, presented by Bank of America
- Community Health Partner of the Year, presented by Kaiser Permanente
- Education Partner of the Year, presented by AT&T
- Community Partnership in Sustainability, presented by Levi Strauss
3) Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415.288.4932 with your e-mail address to receive a nomination form.
4) Complete the nomination form no later than June 1, 2011.
5) Attend the Business Times Corporate Philanthropy Summit on July 20, 2011 from 7:30 am – 10:00 am at the Hilton San Francisco.
Nominating a company is a great way to say thank you for a job well done. Winners will be announced to the Corporate Philanthropy Summit audience and in a special supplement on July 22nd to the 85,000 Business Times readers. The Business Times will be sure to give you credit for the nomination.
All companies with at least 50 employees based in the Bay Area (defined here as Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and Solano counties) are eligible to apply. Nonprofit organizations are not eligible for this award but are encouraged to nominate the corporations they work with and admire.