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VolunteerMatch Honors Morgan Stanley Trio as Employee Volunteer Program 'Champions of the Year'

Submitted by: VolunteerMatch

Categories: Volunteerism, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: May 06, 2009 – 12:00 PM EST


Volunteering leader cites success of firm’s employee volunteering initiatives and participatory spirit of its program managers in presenting award

May 06 /CSRwire/ - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - May 6, 2009 - VolunteerMatch has honored representatives of the Morgan Stanley community affairs team as Champions of the Year for their leadership in employee volunteer program management in its annual survey of corporate volunteering in the United States.

The awards, announced each year at the organization's client summit, recognize outstanding achievement and impact within the VolunteerMatch network of leading companies and brands. This year's honors were presented on April 1 in San Francisco, and covered 2008 program activities at over 110 companies.

VolunteerMatch annually recognizes as Champions of the Year the program manager or managers who demonstrate outstanding teamwork, leadership, accomplishment, dedication, and spirit. This year, three members of the community affairs team at Morgan Stanley - Joan Steinberg, Lina Klebanov, and Sasha Greene - were recognized for the performance of the company's "What a Difference a Day Makes" and "Global Volunteer Month" programs, as well as their ongoing participation in projects to improve the VolunteerMatch system.

"Lina, Sasha and Joan are not only empowering community involvement at Morgan Stanley, they're inspiring us to grow the capabilities of the VolunteerMatch system," said Greg Baldwin, president of VolunteerMatch. "We're delighted to have such active and engaged partners."

"Giving back to the communities where we work is core to Morgan Stanley's culture," said Joan Steinberg, global head of philanthropy at Morgan Stanley. "We are honored to receive this recognition from VolunteerMatch, which has played an important role in providing dynamic volunteer opportunities to Morgan Stanley employees."

This is the third year that VolunteerMatch, the Web's largest and most popular volunteer network, has recognized the achievements of key partners within its client community. In addition to its 2008 Champions of the Year, the organization also honored Exelon Corporation as 2008 Corporate Volunteer Program of the Year.

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About Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals from more than 600 offices in 36 countries. For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit

About VolunteerMatch
VolunteerMatch is the Web's largest and most popular volunteer network, and is committed to strengthening communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. Its award-winning online service,, helps visitors find local volunteer opportunities by location, interest area, and/or keyword. The VolunteerMatch network welcomed more than 10 million visitors in 2008, including millions of participants in employee volunteer programs, and has become the preferred volunteer recruiting service for more than 65,000 nonprofits.

For more information, please contact:

Robert Rosenthal VolunteerMatch
Phone: 415.241.6865
Carissa Ramirez Morgan Stanley
Phone: 212.762.6834

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