Category : Communitas Awards

We Are Proud to Salute 2010 Communitas Award Winner Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (Detroit, MI)

We are proud to salute 2010 Communitas Award Winner Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (Detroit, MI), which is championing faith-based health and wellness challenges in the African-American church communities throughout the state. Nominated for its Body & Soul Blue initiative in the Grand Rapids and greater Flint African-American communities, the insurance provider is prescribing incentives that may eventually improve health, reduce healthcare costs, and change behaviors in high-risk racially diverse populations. BCBSM is effectively impacting the community by working with organizations that are already involved and recognized as leaders and decisions makers in those areas. In Grand Rapids, the Body & Soul program goal is to encourage church members to eat more fruits and vegetables, and to incorporate more physical activities into their daily lives. BCBSM’s online Walking Works program that is offered to participating churches encourages each organization to form a walking team that logs its walking mileage and competes against each of the other local churches in a three-month fitness challenge. AMCP judges were so impressed with BCBSM’s commitment to keeping these communities healthy and fit that they bestowed a Communitas Award for Corporate Social Responsibility/New Category. Please be sure to visit for a complete list of winners from the recent Communitas Awards competition.


We Are Proud to Salute 2010 Communitas Award Winner Brunet-Garcia Advertising (Jacksonville, FL)

2010 Communitas Award Winner Brunet-Garcia Advertising (Jacksonville, FL) is literally changing the face of the nonprofit community in northeastern Florida. In addition to donating to various nonprofit agencies and launching three websites devoted to civic involvement, the full service advertising-public relations provider has instituted a formal corporate policy of offering five monthly hours of company […]


We Are Proud to Salute 2010 Communitas Leadership Award Winner Farm Credit Canada (Regina, Saskatchewan)

2010 Communitas Leadership Award Winner Farm Credit Canada (Regina, Saskatchewan) has taken a strong leadership role in its continued effort to fight hunger throughout Canada. The nation’s leading agricultural lender, FCC initiated its 2009 Drive Away Hunger (DAH) program to raise awareness about this critical cause for the national media and the general public. The […]


We Are Proud to Salute 2010 Communitas Award winner bioMerieux (Durham, NC)

Congratulations to 2010 Communitas Award winner bioMérieux (Durham, NC),whose employees have joined forces at hundreds of the healthcare company’s subsidiaries and sites worldwide to achieve its environmental goals. The firm’s guiding principle for sustainability, “We Belong To a Community”, is reflected in its commitment to consider the environment and promote sustainable development in all business […]


We Are Proud to Salute 2010 Communitas Award Nominee Northwestern Mutual (Milwaukee,WI)

2010 Communitas Award nominee Northwestern Mutual (Milwaukee, WI) has invited its employees to leave their own personal legacy by introducing the “Leaving a Legacy for Future Generations” volunteer program. The initiative symbolizes Chief Executive Officer Ed Zore’s retirement gift to employees – four paid hours in 2010 to volunteer for their choice of a nonprofit […]


Slugger Albert Pujols Reflects Spirit of Communitas Awards By Hosting a Young Fan and Cancer Survivor

St. Louis Cardinals’ slugger Albert Pujols recently reflected the spirit of the Communitas Awards when he hosted a young fan and cancer survivor at Busch Stadium who wanted to meet his hero after overcoming the challenges of chemotherapy. In conjunction with the Make-A-Wish foundation, ESPN’s “My Wish” series present the story of Jacob Trammell, whose […]


2010 Communitas Award Nominee The College of Physiotherapists (Toronto, ON) Protects the Environment

2010 Communitas Award nominee The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (Toronto, ON) has always taken a leading-edge approach to reducing costs, helping the environment and enhancing the efficiency with which to communicate with its more than 7,000 registrants. When the medical society realized that its 125-page paper version of its Registrants’ Guide was costly and […]