In the Company of Light

Thumbnail image for II-Volunteer-thumb-IMG_2124.jpgIt’s often said that you are judged by the company you keep. On Tuesday evening I was proud to be in company of other businesses who truly care about having a positive social impact while also creating great products and services for their customers. Intel was awarded the 2010 Corporate Engagement Award from the Points of Light Institute in recognition of the dedication and positive impact of the Intel employees who volunteer in our communities around the world each year. The award specifically recognized the 1.3 million hours of volunteering our employees gave back to their communities in celebration of Intel’s 40th anniversary.

The examples of Intel employees applying their skills to make a difference in the community are many, just recently the leader of a community organization shared that 7 employees, in one afternoon, crunched the data from their biannual survey of clients. The agency has previously viewed this data analysis as a tedious and time consuming chore, yet by applying their Intel skills the employees were able to discover trends and mine the data for new information – turning the chore into a effective operational tool for the organization “We were simply astounded at all the work that had been accomplished in a few short hours! At the end of the briefing, we had tears of gratitude in our eyes for the amazing gift they had given us and our families. They saved staff hours and hours and hours of work. But they also brought sharp minds, knowledge and experience to the task to develop program design and curriculum ideas that we never would have thought of in a million years” said the Executive Director.

Back at work, I’m proud to be in the company of our 32,000 active volunteers who light up our communities every day. This recognition is an honor for our volunteers. And for our company, who recognizes and supports our passion to make a difference. Keep shining!

9 Responses to In the Company of Light

  1. Laura Bain says:

    It’s so exciting to see our company and volunteers recognized in this way. We not only change lives through technology, but also through our culture and spirit of giving back. It’s an honor to work beside such caring individuals – as well as work for a company that believes giving back is not only good business, but the right thing to do.

  2. Renee says:

    Receiving this honor from Points of Light lets others know what we’ve always known: that Intel employees are generous, talented, creative and truly want to make a positive difference. Thanks to all of our employees who are engaged in their community through service & volunteerism!

  3. Anne McGrath says:

    Is this cool or what? Receiving this award is humbling, but I can’t help to think of the irony. Intel volunteers are who they are because they aren’t driven by recognition for what they do. They love volunteering and are motivated by the impact they have. I think that’s what makes these efforts in the community so unique. Kudos to these Rockstar Volunteers.

  4. Anne McGrath says:

    Is this cool or what? Receiving this award is humbling, but I can’t help to think of the irony. Intel volunteers are who they are because they aren’t driven by recognition for what they do. They love volunteering and are motivated by the impact they have. I think that’s what makes these efforts in the community so unique. Kudos to these Rockstar Volunteers.

  5. Fran Burke says:

    This is wonderful news. Congratulations to all! Our local activities are also such a wonderful team builder for the sales team that is scattered around Massachusetts. Whether we are doing our monthly preparation and serving of meatball dinners at the Lowell Transistional Living Center or distributing food for the Merrimack Valley mobile food pantry, helping others brings us closer together and closer to our local community.

  6. Christina Chin says:

    What a huge win for Intel and our volunteers!I still remember being determined to land a job at Intel after watching our CSR video before my internship interview in 2007. I hope and know this award will inspire many prospective new hires looking to join a company that excels in the areas that matter.

  7. Natasha says:

    Our employees’ passion and dedication to service is such a gift to our communities. It’s a wonderful honor for Intel to be recognized in this way. Thank you to all who give your time and talent to make a difference!

  8. Julia Reeves says:

    This is a wonderful accomplishment and I am so proud to be a citizen of Rio Rancho and New Mexico. Intel Does Make a Difference in the coumminty. Congratulations and keep up the good work you are doing!!

  9. Janet Rash says:

    I am sending a GIANT thank you to all of our volunteers for the continued support they provide our communities through Intel’s stellar and award winning Intel Involved volunteer program. You make great things happen for Intel and for our communities.