Category : Communitas Awards

Couple Who Inspired Book and Film “The Blind Side” Highlight Spirit of Communitas Awards

The spirit of the Communitas Awards was highlighted recently when Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy — played by Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw in the film The Blind Side — exhorted those in a Dallas audience to “get out of your comfort zone and make a difference.” The TV report and article can accessed at
http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Blind-Side-couple-inspires-Dallas-congregation-98719534.html

The Tuohys adopted an at risk young man and clothed, fed and educated him. The young man, Michael Oher, attended college and became a pro football player for the Baltimore Ravens. The film “The Blind Side” was adapted from a book by author Michael Lewis “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game”. Please visit www.communitasawards.com for printable nomination forms and information on how to nominate a deserving individual and/or business.

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We Are Proud to Salute Communitas Award Winner Nevada State Senator Valerie Wiener

State Senator Valerie Wiener introduced legislation to create the Nevada Youth Legislature (NYL), a program supported through volunteer resources and expertise. Nominated for Nevada Youth Legislature: Extended Training Program, the initiative encourages youths from the state to increase their commitment to civic engagement. As a result, youth legislators appointed by their state senator are required […]

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We Are Proud to Salute Communitas Award Winner Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (Philadelphia, PA)

The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (Philadelphia, PA) is convinced that even as a small 188-employee company, it can make a large impact on the environment. Nominated for Giving Back to the Community Through Volunteerism, The Board of Pensions formed an internal team to identify methods of recycling and conservation, including electricity consumption […]

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We Are Proud to Salute Communitas Award Winner Ciber DTS Customer Training Practice (Newport News, VA)

Ciber DTS Customer Training Practice (Newport News, VA) employee Evelina Johnson established a volunteer team with her colleagues. Nominated for its participation in The American Cancer Society’s 2009 Relay for Life, Ms. Johnson rallied the firm /with her passion and dedication. The lead volunteer also hosted several local fundraisers, placed American Cancer Society donation cans […]

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2010 Communitas Award Nominee Kimberly Kanary (Associated Estates) Ensures U.S. Service Men and Women Are Not Forgotton

2010 Communitas Award Nominee Kimberly Kanary of premier apartment management company Associated Estates understands the sacrifices that our service men and women provide to our country — her brother-in-law is currently serving in Afghanistan. She was nominated for the award because of her diligent efforts to support those troops that began with a call to […]

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2010 Communitas Award Nominee AARP VIVA TV Submits Intriguing Series

2010 Communitas Award Nominee AARP VIVA TV has submitted “Condición Crítica con el Dr. Elmer Huerta (Critical Condition with Dr. Elmer Huerta)”, an hour-long television special that spotlights the disparities in health status and healthcare in the Hispanic community, and the importance of prevention. Hosted by renowned prevention specialist Dr. Elmer Huerta, the show tells […]

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Communitas Awards Accepting Nominations Through Aug. 2, 2010 for Excellence in Community Service & Corporate Social Responsibility

Communitas Awards is now accepting nominations through August 2, 2010 to recognize exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals for Excellence in Community Service (volunteering, philanthropy), Corporate Responsibility (inclusion of public interest in corporate decision making, sustainability, green initiatives), and/or Community Service & Corporate Responsibility.  For more information and to find, print and utilize nomination materials, please go […]

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