Case Western Reserve University, which offers over 500 community outreach programs for nearly 600 community partners, is being recognized with a 2008 Pillar Award for Community Service. This is the first time the university has received the award, according to Latisha James, director of the Center for Community Partnerships.
Developed by Smart Business Network and Medical Mutual, the Pillar Award honors businesses and individuals dedicated to making Northeast Ohio a better place to live. The Pillar Award embraces a broad definition of community service, including charitable giving, volunteerism, pro bono work and other forms of giving back.
The university—along with other award winners—will be honored at a ceremony this evening. Case Western Reserve President Barbara R. Snyder is scheduled to accept the award on behalf of the university. In addition, winners are featured in the December issue of Smart Business Cleveland and Smart Business Akron/Canton, on newsstands now.
Case Western Reserve faculty, staff and students invest nearly 400,000 hours of community service every year. The university partners with local agencies and organizations in the areas of academic, health, social service, community and economic development. Some of these partnerships include:
Posted by: Kimyette Finley, December 11, 2008 11:40 AM | News Topics: Administration, Alumni, Collaborations/Partnerships, College of Arts and Sciences, Community Outreach, Faculty, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Graduate Studies, Mandel Center for Non-Profit Organizations, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, School of Law, School of Medicine, Staff, Students, Weatherhead School of Management, news
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