Top Companies and Nonprofit Partners Named Finalists in 2015 VolunteerMatch Corporate Volunteer Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VolunteerMatch, the Web’s largest volunteer engagement network, announced today the finalists for the 2015 VolunteerMatch Corporate Volunteer Awards. The winners will be recognized at a ceremony during the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit, to be held December 1-2, 2015 in Oakland, CA.

The VolunteerMatch Corporate Volunteer Awards include the categories ‘Employee Volunteer Program of the Year’, and the newly added ‘Innovation Award’.

VolunteerMatch selects finalists for its ‘Employee Volunteer Program of the Year’ awards from its community of over 150 corporate clients. The awards are performance-based, determined by four benchmark measures in 2014, which together indicate an outstanding employee volunteer program. The 2014 award recipients were Morgan Stanley and Old National Bank.

Finalists for Employee Volunteer Program of the Year are as follows:

Large Size Business:




Morgan Stanley

Union Bank

Small-Medium Size Business:

1st Source Bank

City National Bank


Independent Bank

Old National Bank

For the first time ever, VolunteerMatch will present the ‘Innovation Award’, recognizing a nonprofit organization driving change through cutting-edge corporate partnerships. Nominations have been collected from VolunteerMatch’s community of corporate clients, and public voting for the ‘Innovation Award’ begins today, 8/31, at

Finalists for the Innovation Award are as follows:

Robotics Education and Competition Foundation – nominated by EMC

Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails (TART Trails) – nominated by Hagerty

Valley of the Sun United Way – nominated by Apollo Education Group

In addition, VolunteerMatch will present awards for ‘Breakout Performance’, and ‘Champion of the Year’.

These awards further VolunteerMatch’s mission of making it easier for good people and good causes to connect by recognizing excellence in volunteer engagement and highlighting the approaches of today’s most innovative corporate programs and nonprofit partnerships.

To learn more about VolunteerMatch Solutions, a platform for corporate volunteer engagement, please visit:

About the VolunteerMatch Summit

The VolunteerMatch Summit is a place for like-minded professionals in the fields of employee engagement and corporate responsibility to share best practices and learn from industry experts. Unlike the previous 13 Summits, which were exclusive to VolutneerMatch clients, the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit is open to all companies committed to corporate social responsibility, as well as national nonprofits. To learn more, visit

About VolunteerMatch

VolunteerMatch believes everyone should have the chance to make a difference. As the Web’s largest volunteer engagement network, serving 100,000 participating nonprofits, 150 network partners and 13 million annual visitors, VolunteerMatch offers unique, award-winning solutions for individuals, nonprofits and companies to make this vision a reality. Since its launch in 1998, VolunteerMatch has helped the social sector attract more than $6.8 billion worth of volunteer services. To learn more, visit

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