Wednesday, June 23 2010
Evansville-based Old National Bank (NYSE: ONB) is joining AT&T, Intel and Campbell's Soup as a recipient of the 2010 Corporate Engagement Award of Excellence. The Points of Light Institute chose the companies for their volunteer efforts to solve community problems. Old National will be honored at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service June 29 in New York City.
Evansville, Ind., June 17, 2010… Old National Bank (NYSE: ONB) joined AT&T, Intel and Campbell’s Soup as a recipient of the 2010 Corporate Engagement Award of Excellence, which is presented annually by the Points of Light Institute. This prestigious national award honors companies for their extraordinary employee volunteer efforts to solve community problems.
The Points of Light Corporate Engagement Award of Excellence, established in 1993, is recognized as one of the most prestigious awards that can be bestowed upon a U.S. company in recognition of community partnership and corporate engagement. The award supports the mission of the Points of Light Institute: to inspire, equip, and mobilize people to change the world through volunteer service.
“We are incredibly proud and humbled that Old National Bank has been chosen for this prestigious honor,” said Bob Jones, Old National President and CEO. “It is a testament to our associate commitment to community leadership and service, and a powerful illustration that you don’t have to be a big company to make a big impact in the community.”
Jones continued, “Being a community bank in 2010 and beyond is about far more than meeting the financial needs of families and businesses. It requires a true passion for community service and a commitment to servant leadership. For us, it’s also about empowering and encouraging our associates to be every bit as engaged in community organizations, activities and causes as we are as a company.”
Old National will be recognized and officially receive the award at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service on June 29 in New York City. The conference is the world’s largest gathering of volunteer and service leaders from the nonprofit, government and corporate sectors.
“As we continue to usher in a renewed surge of civic engagement, we are seeing an impressive number organizations stepping up and answering the call to service,” said Michelle Nunn, CEO of Points of Light Institute. “It is truly inspiring to see companies leading the way, leveraging their unique assets and mobilizing their employees to make a meaningful difference in their communities.”
Community Leaders Respond to Old National’s Achievement
“Old National Bank has strived to develop far-reaching, actionable community programs to significantly increase Americans’ understanding of their financial opportunities within their communities,” said Doug Gibbens, Executive Director, Indiana Committee of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
“Old National Bank provides countless volunteer hours to support the needs of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation students and families,” said Cathlin Gray, Associate Superintendent – Family, School and Community Partnerships. “In 2009 alone, they logged more than 770 volunteer hours supporting EVSC initiatives. Old National Bank, under the leadership of Bob Jones, serves as an example of corporate engagement at its best.”
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