Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta Announces 2018 IMPACT Award Winners

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Friday, September 21st, 2018

The Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta announced the winners of its 21stAnnual IMPACT Awards last week at the Georgia Freight Depot. The event included more than 350 Metro Atlanta business and community leaders and featured keynote speaker, Roy Spence of The Purpose Institute

“Roy’s personal stories and experiences about purpose inspired attendees to find their purpose,” said Emily Crawford, board president and Director of Impact and Communications for Arby’s Foundation. “You could feel the excitement in the room when the award winners were announced – everyone is proud of the work we’re doing together to truly make an impact on core issues affecting Atlanta’s communities.”

Award Winners:

  • IMPACT Corporate Volunteer Program of the Year (Presented to companies that effectively integrate volunteerism into the business culture and highlight exemplary corporate employee volunteer programs.)

    • Large Business (More than 1,000 employees in the Metro Atlanta market)

      • Turner

    • Small to Medium Size Business (Less than 1,000 employees in the Metro Atlanta market)

      • Purchasing Power

  • Project Award (Presented for a short-term project that was completed within one year and has significant, measurable results.)

    • Turner

  • Skills-Based Project Award (Presented for a skills-based volunteer project that was completed within one year and has significant, measurable results.)

    • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

  • Business-to-Business Award (Presented for programs or projects by two businesses that have collaborated to achieve significant, measurable results.)

    • Gas South for their partnership with Cobb EMC

  • Business-to-Nonprofit Award (Presented to a business that has collaborated with a nonprofit organization on programs or projects that have significant, measurable results.)

    • LexisNexis Risk Solutions for their partnership with48in48 and TAG Education Collaborative

The 21stAnnual IMPACT Awards program featured a networking reception and awards ceremony. During the event, Hands on Atlanta hosted a literacy kit build where attendees assembled 200 kits for Atlanta Public Schools students. 11Alive News Anchor Cheryl Preheim emceed the luncheon and Beverly Thomas, vice president of communications and public affairs at Kaiser Permanente, inspired the audience by sharing Kaiser Permanente's impressive community investment and partnership activities. 

This year’s program was presented by Kaiser Permanente, as well as Platinum Sponsors, 11Alive, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Georgia Natural Gas, Mercedes-Benz USA and The Home Depot Foundation. Gold level sponsors include Arby's Foundation, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Chick-Fil-A, Cox Enterprises, Delta Air Lines, Gas South and Turner. Silver sponsors include AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Alston & Bird LLP, Christian City, Deloitte, Delta Community Credit Union, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, Frazier & Deeter, Hands On Atlanta, Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton LLP, King & Spalding, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, NCR, Purchasing Power, Troutman Sanders LLP, UCB, Veritiv and Wells Fargo.