Coming off so many award wins lately (haha!) you’d think we were used to it by now. Nope. Not even close! We received our notification that we have been awarded a 2013 Communitas Award for Leadership in Community Service, and the office freaked out!
We were nominated for our work with the Film Experience – the Summer Camp we put on each year in partnership with Starting Arts in Santa Clara. It’s one of the biggest highlights for us each year, even though it’s an incredible amount of work. The program has been in danger of being scrapped for lack of funding and this award comes at a great time to help us keep it alive! Dawnrunner has always been focused on bringing the film experience to anyone who would stand still long enough to learn about the industry. It’s nice to know that our efforts are appreciated outside of the camp. A big thank you for the award and to all of those who put their time in to make the Film Experience a success!
From the press release:
For Immediate Release
COMMUNITAS AWARDS ANNOUNCES 2013 FIRST QUARTER WINNERS
DALLAS, TX- Communitas Awards today recognized exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals for excellence in community service and corporate social responsibility.
The Communitas Awards is an international effort to recognize the spirit of communitas- people helping people. Communitas winners unselfishly give of themselves and their resources, and are changing the way they do business to benefit their communities.
Communitas winners are recognized for specific programs involving volunteerism, philanthropy or ethical, sustainable business practices. Some businesses, organizations and individuals are also recognized as Leadership winners because of their excellence in multiple programs. A complete list of winners can be found on the Communitas website at www.communitasawards.com.
Communitas nominees are evaluated based on the extent and effectiveness of their programs. The size and potential scope of the nominee is also taken into consideration. Winners range from a one-person design firm donating $35,000 in services to help improve the diets of inner-city students- to an online retailer enlisting help from vendor-partners to design and create teddy bears for a program that so far has helped cheer-up 20,000 recovery room patients at a
Children’s Hospital- to a Fortune 500 business that is converting its fleet of cars and trucks to energy efficient vehicles.
Communitas Awards is an outgrowth of the pro bono recognition program of the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (www.amcpros.com), a several thousand member group that honors creative achievement and fosters partnerships with charities and community organizations. As part of its mission, AMCP gives grants to community organizations and underwrites a large portion of Communitas expenses.
“By recognizing individuals, organizations and companies for their volunteerism and socially responsible business practices, we are hoping to not only bring attention to great programs, but are working with community minded leaders to make the spirit of communitas an essential element of every business,” said Ed Dalheim, executive director of AMCP.
Download the full press release here.