The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has been honored with two prestigious Communitas Awards for its commitment to exemplary organizational stewardship. Sponsored by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), the Communitas Awards is an international effort to recognize exceptional businesses, organizations, and individuals that are unselfishly giving of themselves and their resources, and those that are changing how they do business to benefit their communities.
The Board was presented with an award in the category of Company Sponsored Volunteer Project for its "Giving Back to the Community through Volunteerism" effort. Staff throughout the organization participate in numerous company-sponsored volunteer projects, including the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, PHILADELPHIA READS, Toys for Tots, the 6abc/Boy Scouts Holiday Food Drive, and American Red Cross blood drives. Exceptional corporate citizenship is part of the organization’s core values.
In the Green Initiatives category, the Board received an award for its "Creating a Foundation for Green Practices" initiative. Recognizing that recycling and conservation must be supported through a company-wide commitment, it investigated the impact of its existing practices and acted upon the resulting recommendations for recycling, electricity and water consumption, and paper usage. The initiative enables the Board to embrace a cultural change that affects its overall decision-making process.
"We have integrated our volunteer efforts and green initiatives into our business practices and our corporate culture," stated Hy Rudin, vice president, Human Resources. "Receiving these awards validates the hard work and dedication our employees have demonstrated toward community service and social responsibility."