The Citizens Awards

Congratulations to the 2014 Citizens Awards Winners!

For 15 years the Citizens Awards has honored excellence in corporate citizenship. This year's winners show the significant positive impacts businesses make in communities around the world. Learn about all the 2014 finalists.

Best Corporate Steward -- Large Business

United Health Group  

The mission of the UnitedHealth Group is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone. The company’s corporate citizenship initiatives focus on supporting community health needs, developing a healthy future workforce, and improving community wellbeing. Learn more.

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Best Corporate Steward -- Small and Middle Market Business


Constant Contact helps small businesses connect with their customers and members via powerful online marketing tools. Through donated accounts, volunteerism, grants, employee benefits, and integrated strategic programming, Constant Contact creates shared value for all of its key stakeholders. Learn more.

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Best Commitment to Education Program Award


The first five years of life, when 90% of a child’s brain development occurs, are critical to long-term academic achievement. In 2004, PNC launched PNC Grow Up Great and PNC Crezca con Éxito (GREAT), a $350M, multi-year, bilingual initiative to help prepare children for success in school and life. Learn more.

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Best Community Improvement Program Award


Capital One Financial Corporation helps to improve Gentilly, a low-income community of New Orleans that was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina. The company partners with 29 local organization to grow small businesses, create affordable housing, and provide financial education. Learn more.

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Best Disaster Response and Community Resilience Program Award


Amid the growing complexity of humanitarian action, it is increasingly apparent that staff training is essential to the success or failure of disaster preparedness and response efforts. Recognizing the need for accessible and affordable, high-quality training, Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD) created an online platform titled Learn more.

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Best Economic Empowerment Program Award


According to the Brookings Institution, Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is the most effective anti-poverty program in the United States. Unfortunately, 20% of qualifying workers don’t file for the credit. In partnership with the IRS, United Way, and other community agencies, Entergy sponsors Super Tax Day Events to help eligible customers file for and receive the refunds they have earned. Learn more.

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Best Environmental Stewardship Program Award

  In 2008, the Siemens Foundation recognized the need to develop American children into environmental stewards who are prepared to participate in the sustainability movement. As a result, the Foundation created the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge (WCCTWC), the premier national sustainability challenge that empowers K-12 students to develop environmental solutions that can help change the world. Learn more.

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Best Health and Wellness Program Award


In 2010, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation launched "Fighting Hunger Together" – a $2 billion commitment to fight hunger in America. The company donates a variety of packaged foods, and, by using flash freeze technology and refrigerated trucks, it is also able to provide fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, and meat. Learn more.

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Thank you to our Sponsors!


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3M    |    Blackbaud    |    Citi    |    The Dow Chemical Company    |    Entergy Corporation    |    IBM    |    Merck    |    The Pentair Foundation    |    PNC    |    Toyota    |    UnitedHealth Group    |    Walmart

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