The power of giving back

Welcome to the 2007 Pillar Awards. This year, we celebrate a
milestone. The Pillar Awards are 10 years old.

For the past decade, Medical Mutual of Ohio has honored
companies for their good deeds and contributions to worthy
causes in Northeast Ohio.

The 2007 Pillar Award winners have distinguished themselves through leading by example and volunteerism. Each
company is committed to improving the quality of life for
Northeast Ohioans, and I congratulate each organization for its

As a founding sponsor of the Pillar Awards, along with Smart
Business Network, I believe that Medical Mutual has a responsibility to improve the communities it serves. We strive to live up to
that responsibility in everything we do.

I couldn’t be more proud of the volunteer spirit and the efforts
of Medical Mutual’s employee volunteer committee, S.H.A.R.E.,
which stands for serve, help, aid, reach and educate. Devoting
its time and raising thousands of dollars in support of worthy
organizations and causes in Northeast Ohio, this committee
helps coordinate more than 25 events involving nearly half of
our company’s 2,700 employees.

It is only fitting that one of the annual Pillar Awards is a
special S.H.A.R.E. Award, which is given to the company
whose employees best exemplify the values
of Medical Mutual’s S.H.A.R.E. committee.

“Improving the communities we serve” is a common
theme for all of the Pillar Award recipients. Once again,
Medical Mutual is proud to be in such outstanding company.

KENT W. CLAPP is president and CEO of Medical Mutual of Ohio. Learn more about Medical Mutual