Posted: Oct 02, 2011 – 09:50 AM EST
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 02 /CSRwire/ - The Best Partnership Award has attracted 17,000 members of the voting public in the first two weeks the contest has been running. This level of voting has already surpassed overall participation in last year’s partnership contest. As a category in the U.S. Chamber BCLC’s prestigious annual Corporate Citizenship Awards (the Citizens), the Best Partnership is unique for its focus on business-nonprofit collaboration and its inclusive method of selecting the winner – by online public vote.
“The Best Partnership Award exists because the Chamber BCLC wants to raise awareness in the public about business-nonprofit partnerships that work – thus, the ‘people’s choice’ model,” said Catherine “Kitty” Keller, director of communications for the Chamber BCLC. “Societal challenges are complex, and corporate citizenship professionals know that realistic solutions aren’t found by working in silos. Effective social partnerships deserve applause – and votes.”
This year’s Best Partnership Award finalists are:
More details about these inspirational stories are available online at www.corporatecitizenshipvote.com. Last year, voters selected Deloitte and College Summit as the Best Partnership Award winners. Together, Deloitte and College Summit work to increase college enrollment rates in low-income communities and have achieved a 20% increase in enrollment at participating partner schools.
Voters are eligible this year to enter drawings for six giveaways: a Southwest Airlines travel voucher (2 drawings), a Best Buy $100 gift card (2 drawings), and an Ann Taylor $250 gift card (2 drawings). The dates of the drawings and full information are available online (www.corporatecitizenshipvote.com).
BCLC is a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is the Chamber's voice and resource for the social and philanthropic interests of the business community.
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For more from this organization:U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center