14th Annual Excellence Awards Winners

Innovation. Partnership. CEO Leadership. Measurement. 

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Congratulations to the 14th Annual Excellence Awards recipients!

Directors' Award: Direct Relief in collaboration with FedEx
Presented to Thomas Tighe

President's Award: PG&E Corporation
Presented to Anthony F. Earley Jr.

Chairman's Award: Cargill
Presented to Gregory Page

Congratulations to the 2014 Force for Good Award recipient!

Charles H. Moore Award for Leadership in Corporate Community Engagement: Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility & President, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, CVS Caremark

CECP Chairman Doug Conant presented the corporate awards on February 24th at the CECP Board of Boards CEO Roundtable in New York City.  The nonprofit partnership and Charlie Moore awards were presented at the CECP Summit on May 20th in New York City.  

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Directors' Award

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Direct Relief
Presented to Thomas Tighe, President and CEO

Leveraging FedEx’s strengths in logistics and transportation, and Direct Relief’s in medical supply distribution, Ensuring Access to Health During Emergencies has resulted in more than $10 million worth of medical resources prepositioned in disaster-prone areas since 2006. 

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CECP presents the Directors' Award to Direct Relief in collaboration with FedEx for their work to improve the health of people affected by natural disasters or by the daily emergency of lacking access to medical care. 

Direct Relief President and CEO, Thomas Tighe, and FedEx CEO, Frederick Smith, are deeply involved in this venture and communicate regularly about its progress. Since 1993, Ensuring Access to Health During Emergencies has worked to improve the health of people affected by both the daily emergency of lacking access to medical care and by natural disasters. 

President’s Award

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PG&E Corporation
Presented to Anthony F. Earley Jr.

Supporting the environment, and fostering economic and community vitality are the goals of the PG&E Solar Habitat Program, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Providing renewable energy to hardworking families helps keep home ownership affordable. Over the last nine years, with the support of thousands of PG&E employee volunteers, the program has brought solar to more than 500 Habitat homes in Northern and Central California, saving each of those families an average of $500 annually on their energy costs.

Providing Affordable Renewable Energy

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CECP presents the President’s Award to PG&E for its PG&E Solar Habitat program in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, providing affordable clean energy for hard-working low-income families.

Tony Earley, Chairman, CEO and President, PG&E Corporation, shares the ideals of the program and has inspired the company by his personal commitment to the community. Earley, recognized for his history in public service and commitment to philanthropic endeavors, “knows that for business to thrive, the community has to thrive – and he leads by example to make that happen," stated Detroit Mayor, David Bing. With Earley’s support, PG&E has achieved all-time highs in volunteerism and employee donations.

Chairman's Award

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Presented to Gregory Page

Passion for improving livelihoods, enabling smallholders, strengthening agricultural supply chains, and alleviating poverty are key forces driving the global challenges taken on by the Cargill and CARE Rural Development Initiative (RDI). Launched in October 2008, this partnership between CARE and Cargill leverages their respective strengths--working with business units and local employees within important supply chains. The program has benefited more than 100,000 people in India, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Brazil.

Improving Livelihoods of International Farmers and Alleviating Poverty

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CECP presents the Chairman’s Award to Cargill for its Rural Development Initiative (RDI), in partnership with CARE, improving the livelihoods of international farmers and their families.

Gregory Page, Executive Chairman, Cargill, engages senior leaders and advocates for changes in government and trade policy to help improve access to abundant, safe, affordable, and nutritious food, globally.

CARE works with Cargill business units and local employees within important supply chains to improve access and incomes for farmers, enhance education, combat child labor, and increase basic health care.

The Charles H. Moore Award

Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy, CVS Caremark; President, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust

Passionate about strategic philanthropy and corporate social responsibility, Eileen Howard Boone dedicates herself to providing support to communities and organizations that focus on youth development. In addition to her role in the recent decision by CVS Caremark to ban the sale of tobacco products in its stores, Boone initiated the CVS Caremark All Kids Can program, and developed the Innovations in Community Health partnership program. 

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This award celebrates a corporate community engagement professional who demonstrates perseverance in the pursuit of societal advancement.


Under Eileen’s leadership, CVS Caremark has donated more than $81 million in 2012 alone to help promote better health. Her enthusiasm encourages her colleagues to volunteer at events. With CVS since 2005, Eileen oversees social platforms, authors a blog, interacts directly with program partners, and provides thought leadership on inclusive opportunities for children of all abilities.


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