Oakwood Gives Special Honor to Associates for Independent Volunteer Work
LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – At this time of year, Oakwood is especially pleased to give thanks to the honorees of its Oakwood Gives Back program, created to help celebrate its 50th Anniversary by honoring the spirit of volunteerism that is so important at Oakwood.
“Oakwood is proud to reward, recognize and foster a spirit of selfless action and giving,” notes Oakwood Chairman, Howard F. Ruby. “Originally, Oakwood had intended to select one honoree and donate $1,000 to their selected charity. However, we were so moved and inspired by everyone’s stories that we have chosen five nominees whose selected charities will receive a donation from Oakwood.”
Oakwood Gives Back is a unique Associate-nominated program where an outstanding Oakwood Associate is recognized for serving, caring and giving back to the community and the environment in which he or she lives. All nominations were reviewed by Oakwood’s Leadership Engagement Advisory Panel (LEAP) that selected honorees who make significant contributions of their time and energy to charitable organizations in their community. The selected honorees have been awarded a special donation to the charity of the Associate’s choice.
Top Oakwood Gives Back honorees include:
- Megan Thomas, Dallas Regional Sales Rep, $1000 given in her name to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- Chelsea Robinson, Oakwood Corporate Housing Los Angeles, Field Service Rep, $1000 given in her name to the Los Angeles Mission
- Kathleen Reedy, Phoenix Telesales Account Coordinator, $500 given in her name to Duet, a non-profit that improves the quality of life for homebound elders and adults with disabilities
“Some of our proudest moments at Oakwood have been when our Associates have pulled together and given to those in need,” notes Ric Villarreal, President of Oakwood. “These five individuals admirably represent the work that many of our Associates are doing in their own communities. From thousands of volunteer hours, 5K walks, food and clothing drives, blood drives, and too many ways to mention, we are so proud that Oakwooders regularly give back to their community.”
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