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MENTOR’s National Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll Expands in 2020

Companies supporting mentoring range from tech to finance to professional sports

MENTOR’s National Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll Expands in 2020

Companies supporting mentoring range from tech to finance to professional sports

Published 03-05-20

Submitted by MENTOR

MENTOR’S 2020 National Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll spans more industries this year than in its 10-year history. Led by MENTOR, the unifying champion for quality youth mentoring nationwide, the National Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll promotes and recognizes broad-based private-sector engagement and support of quality youth mentoring. This year’s Honor Roll companies range from global leaders in tech and finance to professional sports, quick-service restaurants, retail, and professional services.

Each year at the National Mentoring Summit, MENTOR’s signature annual conference held in Washington D.C., MENTOR recognizes one outstanding winner and two finalists with an Excellence in Mentoring Award in Corporate Leadership. The award is given to an employee from a company listed on the National Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll who both volunteers their time as a youth mentor and mobilizes others to engage in the mentoring movement. This year’s winner was Elizabeth Gurney, Director of Corporate Philanthropy of KeyBank and Executive Director of the First Niagara Foundation. The two finalists were Ron Diner, Director of Strategic Community Partnerships of Raymond James and Founder of Lunch Pals, and Quinn Smeaton, Social Responsibility Program Manager of Libra Group.

“I am so proud of the partnerships MENTOR, our Affiliates, and programs across the country have built with so many companies. Ten years ago, at our first National Mentoring Summit there were less than five companies represented. Today, there are over 60 companies on the National Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll. Honor Roll companies know that mentoring is a key strategy to connecting youth to social and economic opportunities while building a strong 21st century workforce. And most importantly, they walk the walk,” said Nancy Altobello, MENTOR Board Chair and former Global Vice Chair of Talent at EY at MENTOR’s annual Excellence in Mentoring Awards.

Companies of all sizes and industries are looking for meaningful ways to engage their employees and ensure future generations are prepared for the 21st century workforce. The corporate sector and employers nationwide play a major role in boosting the engagement of citizens in mentoring young people. And research shows that companies doing good can also help their employees do well. When employers engage in mentoring there is a considerable ripple effect: those employees not only mentor more but even the non-mentors contribute to mentoring in other ways by donating their resources or skills or voice, according to MENTOR research.

MENTOR has also found that employees who work for a company that cares about mentoring are simply happier with their jobs and career and think highly of their employer’s decision to step up for youth in the community. This engagement builds a culture of mentoring in a company that can extend to the professional development employees receive and the values that are expressed every day in their workplace.

Simply put: When America’s businesses invest their people and their resources in youth mentoring the mentoring movement gets a major boost in growing to scale and more children are positioned to not only benefit from a mentor’s care and support but also to pass it on themselves.

Registration for the National Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll is open on a rolling basis. Eligible companies may register by filling out the application on MENTOR’s website.

2020 National Mentoring Honor Roll Companies:





AmeriHealth Caritas



Bank of America

Best Buy

Bethpage Federal Credit Union


Casa Grande Interactive Communications, Inc.

Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman LLP

City National Bank



Dominion Energy

Donnelly Mechanical




Federated Insurance Company

First National Bank of Omaha


General Motors



HarborOne Bank

Johnson & Johnson

JP Morgan Chase & Co.



Kiewit Corporation

Kissena Donuts, Inc.


Libra Group


Los Angeles (LA) Clippers

Macquarie Group

Milwaukee Bucks

Nebraska Furniture Mart

NIKE, Inc.

Owens & Minor, Inc.

People’s United Bank

Philadelphia 76ers

Pitney Bowes

PSEG Long Island

Raymond James

Ross Stores Foundation

Securian Financial Group


Taco Bell Foundation

Textron Inc.

The Sherwin-Williams Company

Thrivent Financial

Under Armour

United Technologies Corporation


Urban Health Plan, Inc.

Webster Bank

Westfield Insurance







MENTOR is the unifying champion for expanding the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships across the United States. 30 years ago, MENTOR was created to expand  opportunities for young people by building a youth mentoring field and movement. The result: a more than 10-fold increase in young people in structured mentoring relationships. Today, MENTOR is the expert voice representing a movement that meets young people everywhere they are – from schools, to workplaces, and beyond. MENTOR operates in collaboration with 25 local Affiliates across the country. For more information, visit

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