ABM ANNOUNCES 2006 WILLIAM D. LITTLEFORD AWARD FINALISTS
Awards restructured to honor 1st, 2nd and 3rd runner-up
NEW YORK, July 31, 2006 - American Business Media is proud to announce the four finalists for the 2006 W.D. Littleford Awards: The Butterfly Foundation, Price Chopper, Prudential Financial, and Travel Guard International. Each finalist, nominated by an American Business Media member company, represents outstanding dedication to corporate community service.
The Butterfly Foundation (nominated by Ascend Media’s Orthopedic Technology Review) was incorporated in 2003 by Andrew Moulton, MD, a New York City-based spine surgeon, and Geraldine Collado, a Dominican Republic television personality, to bring state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment to underprivileged children of Third World nations suffering with complex spinal deformity.
Price Chopper (nominated by Fairchild’s Supermarket News) was recognized for its role in a broad range of community needs. The upstate New York-based company has participated in local projects, including volunteering for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s annual telethon and aided in national causes, including collecting materials for the Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Prudential Financial (nominated by Ascend Media’s Physician’s Money Digest) was selected for its ongoing dedication to the people of Newark, New Jersey. For over a decade, Prudential has been a noted participant in several community service projects including, Global Volunteer Day and the Greater Newark Conservancy. In 2003, the company founded the Prudential Outdoor Learning Center at the Urban Environmental and Ecological Center to help make Newark a place for all to enjoy.
Travel Guard International (nominated by Northstar’s Travel Weekly), a member company of the American International Group, was chosen for its service through the Make a Mark Foundation. Created in 1993 by John and Patty Noel of the Noel Group, Travel Guard’s parent company, the foundation funds sustainable building projects in developing countries and gives Travel Guard employees the chance to raise/donate money and volunteer for charitable causes.
Winners will be announced during a luncheon at the Union League Club in New York City on Tuesday, August 15, 2006, where the Grand Littleford Award winner will receive a $3,000 donation from ABM. This year, the Littleford Awards have restructured to include awards for 1st runner-up (accompanied by a $1,000 donation), 2nd runner-up ($750) and 3rd runner up ($500).
The William D. Littleford Awards for Corporate Community Service were named after and established by the chairman emeritus of BPI Communications Inc. to recognize companies, organizations or individuals that are involved in active community service programs aimed at alleviating critical social problems. Littleford established this award for a number of purposes: to raise the visibility of the business-to-business editorial product; to encourage increased coverage and recognition of community service success stories; and to motivate other organizations to apply such solutions in their own communities.
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