Mission 500 is seeking nominations for two awards, the 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award and the Humanitarian Award, both of which will be presented at a special cocktail reception during ISC West in Las Vegas, in April.
Each year, Mission 500, a non-profit initiative focusing on the security industry and dedicated to serving the needs of children and communities in crisis, honors a company in the security industry that has made a significant contribution to those in need with its CSR Award. The judging criteria includes an assessment of the effectiveness of applicants’ CSR programs in helping the communities they focus on, involvement of company personnel, and the sustainability and long-term impact of the programs and activities that go beyond financial contributions.
Convergint Technologies, the 2013 CSR Award recipient, celebrates Convergint Social Responsibility Day each June and is involved with many causes, and since 2002 has contributed to more than 120 organizations.
The Humanitarian Award recognizes individuals in the industry who have made important contributions to those in need. The 2013 award was presented to Michael Keegan, an industry veteran and vice president of the board of directors for Teton Youth and Family Services (TYFS) in Jackson, Wyo. For several years he has organized and spearheaded a golf tournament that unites the community and raises more than $35,000 each year for the TYFS programs, which focus on improving children’s lives by providing services ranging from prevention to residential care that address behavioral, emotional, and/or mental health issues. TYFS has been serving children and their families since 1977, and has helped hundreds of young people stay out of trouble and hundreds more find their way out.
Entry forms for both awards must be submitted prior to February 14. They may be obtained from George Fletcher, co-founder of Mission 500 and member of the organization’s advisory council, at firstname.lastname@example.org.