The gift of giving

On page 16, SBN presents the winners of the 2000 Pillar Award, sponsored by Medical Mutual of Ohio. The award honors companies of all sizes for giving back to their communities.

Its purpose is to encourage a charitable environment and recognize creative efforts that make a difference through a four-pronged effort to:

Publicize the issue of community service as it applies to the realities of today’s competitive business world; share creative ideas about how companies of all sizes are having a positive impact in their communities; honor companies that go well beyond the minimum expectation of community service; and create a sustaining fund, administered by the Cleveland Foundation, to aid local nonprofit organizations in their mission to serve the people of Northeast Ohio. Including this year’s donation, the sustaining Pillar Fund contains in excess of $30,000.

This year marks the third year of the Pillar Award. Nominations are judged by an independent panel. For more information on next year’s event, contact SBN at (216) 228-6397.