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2014 Pillar Awards: photos and video

Medical Mutual 2014 Pillar Award for Community Service

On Jan. 16, 2014, Smart Business and Medical Mutual presented the 2014 Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service event to a well-deserving group of honorees.

The evening event, held at the Statehouse, not only recognized corporate philanthropy in many forms and the special relationship between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds, but it also award grants to worthy causes.

 

Check out our Facebook album to see who was there

 

“If you aren’t familiar with the Pillar awards, you may view it as another night away from home for people who are already very busy. But that couldn’t be less true,” says Mark Pizzi, president and COO, Nationwide Insurance. “This night is very special. It’s a truly inspirational evening that provides a respite from the often negative and tumultuous news we hear each day. The Pillar awards recognize individuals who make this world a better place through sheer will and commitment. I can’t think of a more satisfying and inspirational evening.”

Nine organizations and seven individuals were honored with Pillar Awards throughout the night.

 

Check out a video about the 2014 nominations

 

For corporate philanthropy in all its forms, The Crane Group, Diamond Hill Investments, Fifth Third Bank, Franklin International, Molina Healthcare of Ohio Inc., OhioHealth, Sequent and White Castle were all honored.

The Medical Mutual SHARE Award for the organization that best represents employee-driven philanthropy went to Delta Energy Services.

The Rea & Associates Nonprofit Executive Directors of the Year are:

The Nonprofit Board Executives of the Year are:

The final honoree of the evening was Tom Feeney, CEO of Safelite Auto Glass, who received the 2013 Kent Clapp CEO Leadership Award.

In addition, The Pillar Foundation, established within the past year by Smart Business, reached its fundraising goal of $150,000, thanks to matching a commitment from Medical Mutual. At the event, the foundation seeded a new Pillar Fund at The Columbus Foundation with a $10,000 check, and $3,000 match from The Columbus Foundation.

Medical Mutual also presented a $25,000 grant to YWCA Columbus’ shelter program.


Learn more about the Medical Mutual 2014 Pillar Awards for Community Service

Published in Columbus

Great companies, great employees, work for the greater good of Greater Cincinnati

Medical Mutual, along with our co-founding Pillar Award partner Smart Business, welcomes you to the annual Pillar Awards.

We are honoring an outstanding group of companies and organizations of varying sizes.

While this year’s diverse group of honorees may be different in many ways, one thing that they all have in common is their commitment to strengthening the bond between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds.

It occurred to us many years ago that few things are more meaningful and important than investing time and resources in supporting our community, and we felt the need to honor companies and their employees who have gone above and beyond the call. While support and direction come from management, companies are only as great as their employees.

For that reason, we are quite proud to present the Medical Mutual SHARE Award. This unique award was founded to recognize companies whose employees best exemplify the ideals of Medical Mutual’s own employee SHARE Committee. SHARE stands for serve, help, aid, reach and educate and is the heart and soul of Medical Mutual’s charitable giving effort.

The SHARE committee, comprised of Medical Mutual employee volunteers, helps coordinate more than two dozen community events involving nearly half of the company’s 2,500 employees.

On behalf of Medical Mutual and Smart Business, we congratulate all our 2014 Pillar Award recipients. ●

Rick Chiricosta
Chairman, president and CEO
Medical Mutual
www.medmutual.com

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

Kent Clapp CEO Leadership Award (to be announced Jan. 23)

SHARE Award
dunnhumbyUSA

Nonprofit Board Executive Awards
Rick Chouteau, Adopt A Class Foundation
Dennis Barron, Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries

Executive Directors of the Year
Christine Neitzke, The Dragonfly Foundation
Executive Board of Directors, led by Mike Martin, Greater Cincinnati SCORE
Stan Ross, Positive Influence Team

PILLAR AWARDS FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

AdvancePierre Foods
Centric Consulting
EY
JANCOA Janitorial Services Inc.
Paycor Inc.
Powernet Global
PricewaterhouseCoopers LP
Sheakley
The Hillman Group

 

 

Published in Cincinnati

Medical Mutual, along with our co-founding Pillar Award partner SBN, proudly presents the annual Pillar Awards.

In the January 2013 issue, we honor 24 finalists representing a diverse group of companies and organizations of varying sizes. While they may be different in many ways, one thing that they all have in common is their commitment to strengthening the bond between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds.

This is an important conversation, and at this year’s event, we intend to explore it.

It occurred to us many years ago that few things are more meaningful and important than investing time and resources in supporting our community, and we felt the need to honor companies and their employees who have gone above and beyond the call. While support and direction come from management, companies are only as great as their employees.

For that reason, we are quite proud to present the Medical Mutual SHARE Award. This unique award was founded to recognize companies whose employees best exemplify the ideals of Medical Mutual’s own employee SHARE Committee. SHARE stands for serve, help, aid, reach and educate, and it is the heart and soul of Medical Mutual’s charitable giving effort.

The SHARE Committee, made up of Medical Mutual employee volunteers, helps coordinate more than two dozen community events involving nearly half of the company’s 2,500 employees.

On behalf of Medical Mutual and SBN, we hope you enjoy reading about these great companies and we offer congratulations to all of our Pillar Award recipients.

Rick Chiricosta

president and CEO

Medical Mutual

www.medmutual.com

 

The Central Ohio Class of 2013 Finalists

PILLAR AWARD

Atlas Butler Heating & Cooling

Cardinal Health

Columbus Crew

Delta Energy

Donatos Pizzeria LLC

Fahlgren Mortine

Fifth Third Bank

Mettler Toledo

RockBridge

Safelite

SafeX

CompManagement, Inc., a Sedgwick Company

REA & ASSOCIATES NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS OF THE YEAR

Jay Jordan, Online Computer Library Center

Tom Slemmer, National Church Residences

Tammy Wharton, Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council

KENT CLAPP CEO LEADERSHIP AWARD

Jane Grote Abell, Donatos Pizzeria LLC

Mark Swepston, Atlas Butler Heating & Cooling

Ira Sharfin, Continental Office Environments

NONPROFIT BOARD EXECUTIVES OF THE YEAR

Brooke Billmaier, St. Stephen’s Community House

Robert Click, LifeCare Alliance

Michael J. Fiorile, Columbus College of Art and Design

Laura Warren, Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council

Robert J. “Skip” Weiler, Jr., Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio

Brenda Stier-Anstine, Mt. Carmel Foundation

 

KENT CLAPP CEO LEADERSHIP AWARD and MEDICAL MUTUAL SHARE AWARD will be announced the night of the event

Published in Columbus
Friday, 30 November 2012 20:01

The 2012 Pillar Award for Community Service

The Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service, presented by Smart Business, honors businesses of all types and sizes that make outstanding contribution to their community. Its purpose is to encourage a charitable enviroment, recognize creative efforts that make a difference and demonstrate the ties between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds.

This year's winners will be honored at a special banquet on December 5 at LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility in Westlake, OH.

Take a look at how these kind and selfless individuals and companies do what they do:

An introductory letter from Rick Chiricosta, President and CEO, Medical Mutual

Pillar Award for Community Service finalists:

AkzoNobel

ArcelorMittal Cleveland

BlueBridge Networks

Brand Muscle, Inc.

Enzoco Homes dba Handyman and a Hammer for Our Troops

GE Capital Retail Bank

Home Instead Senior Care

Huntington National Bank

Improve Consulting & Training Group, LLC

InfoCision Management Corporation

Majestic Steel USA

Nordson Corporation Foundation

Olympic Steel, Inc.

PartsSource, LLC

PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Sequoia Financial Group, LLC

Smith Medical Transportation Systems, Inc.

SS&G, Inc.

University Hospitals

Nonprofit Board Executives Of The Year:

Debby Zanglin, Guidestone

Tom Laird, Jr., ACE Mentor Program of Cleveland

Doug Weintraub, Jump Start

Mike Crislip, New Directions, Inc. & Crossroads

Rea & Associates Nonprofit Executive Directors Of The Year:

Mary Alice Frank, American Red Cross

Kathleen Crowther, Cleveland Restoration Society

Steve Friedman, Ph.D., Cleveland Sight Center

Elizabeth Fowler, Cleveland Zoological Society

Kathryn Kazol, Emerald Development Economic Network & Eden, Inc.

Dennis Allen, Hattie Larlham

Youth Supporter Of Philanthropy:

Cal DiJulius & Taylor Banc, All Kids Relay for Life Team

Tara Coury, The Safe House

 

A list of our fine sponsors

 

Published in Akron/Canton

The Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service, presented by Smart Business, honors businesses of all types and sizes that make outstanding contribution to their community. Its purpose is to encourage a charitable enviroment, recognize creative efforts that make a difference and demonstrate the ties between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds.

This year's winners will be honored at a special banquet on January 18 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, OH.

But before that great event takes place, we welcome you to take a look at how these kind and selfless individuals and companies do what they do.

An introductory letter from Rick Chiricosta, President and CEO, Medical Mutual

Pillar Award for Community Service honorees:

Medical Mutual SHARE Award honoree:

Nonprofit Board Executive of the Year Award honorees:

Executive Director of the Year Award honorees:

Rising Star honoree:

Kent Clapp CEO Leadership Award honoree:

A list of our fine sponsors

Published in Cincinnati

The Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service, presented by Smart Business, honors businesses of all types and sizes that make outstanding contribution to their community. Its purpose is to encourage a charitable enviroment, recognize creative efforts that make a difference and demonstrate the ties between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds.

This year's winners will be honored at a special banquet on January 26 at The Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, OH.

But before that great event takes place, we welcome you to take a look at how these kind and selfless individuals and companies do what they do.

An introductory letter from Rick Chiricosta, President and CEO, Medical Mutual

Pillar Award for Community Service honorees:

Medical Mutual SHARE Award honoree:

Charles Penzone Salons Nonprofit Board Executive of the Year Award honorees:

Rea & Associates Executive Director of the Year Award honorees:

CVG Samaritan Award honoree:

Kent Clapp CEO Leadership Award honoree:

A list of our fine sponsors

Published in Columbus
Thursday, 01 December 2011 00:07

The 2011 Pillar Award for Community Service

The Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service, presented by Smart Business, honors businesses of all types and sizes that make outstanding contribution to their community. Its purpose is to encourage a charitable enviroment, recognize creative efforts that make a difference and demonstrate the ties between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds.

This year's winners were honored at a special banquet on December 7 at LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility in Westlake, OH. Check out our live blog of the event.

Take a look at how these kind and selfless individuals and companies do what they do:

An introductory letter from Rick Chiricosta, President and CEO, Medical Mutual

Pillar Award for Community Service honorees:

Medical Mutual SHARE Award honoree:

FirstMerit Nonprofit Board Executive of the Year Award honorees:

Rea & Associates Executive Director of the Year Award honorees:

Fairmount Minerals Sustainable Business Practices Award honoree:

Kent Clapp CEO Leadership Award honoree:

For a full list of all the award nominees, please see: The honor roll

The judges who had the unenviable task of picking the winners

A list of our fine sponsors

Published in Cleveland