Wednesday, NCG once again partnered with the San Francisco Business Times to present their 2017 Corporate Philanthropy Awards & Summit. The event honored the Top 100 Bay Area Corporate Philanthropists, 22 of which were NCG members. These 22 members made a combined contribution of $135.46 million in cash contributions to the Bay Area in addition to in-kind gifts and volunteering.
Two NCG members were presented with Beyond the Check awards for:
- Best Overall: Clorox Co.
- Sustainability: PG&E
NCG is proud to acknowledge our honored members, with three of them in The Fab Five. Join us in congratulating them! You can learn more about the Top Ten, here.
2. The Sobrato Organization: Boosting Bay Area education
The Bay Area organization with the biggest local gift this past year is "A program that we started and operate called the Sobrato Early Academic Language Model. It's an English learner program, but it's also a teacher professional development program and it reconstructs and reimagines a classroom so that students - by third grade - are meeting on par with Engligh students. This May the board committed another $29 million over the next ten years." - Rick Williams, CEO, Sobrato Family Foundation
4. Wells Fargo & Co.: Tackling Affordable Housing
"In the Bay Area, Wells Fargo's commitment to affordable housing and dedication to bridging the gap on access to sustainable energy stems from our corporate citizenship commitment... Most recently, team members have committed to improving homes across the Bay Area for low-to moderate-income (households) through our Team Member Volunteer Program." says Randy Chun, [pictured far left with Mario Diaz (right), Vice President at the Wells Fargo Foundation]
"Wells Fargo's Support is focused on three program streams to (help kids become better readers). These programs include providing multilingual books for children, training educators and parents at places like shelters, libraries, health clinics and hospitals and enriching children's early learning."" - Mario Diaz
5. Cisco Systems Inc.: Working to eliminate hunger
"Our biggest partner, both this past year and in past years has been the Second Harvest Food Bank. Last year we got $800,000 worth of giving to Second Harvest Food Bank." - Kelly Petrich, Community Relations Manager, Cisco
6. PG&E Corp.
12. Genentech Inc.
17. MUFG Union Bank
22. Bank of the West
25. Microsoft Corp.
30. Gap Inc.
49. McKesson Corp.
56. Bank of Marin