2023 Corporate Goodness Awards Celebrate Innovators in Social Impact

Benevity recognizes leading-edge brands for outstanding approaches to social impact, employee engagement and corporate philanthropy

SAN DIEGO, May 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Benevity, Inc., a leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced the winners of its 2023 Corporate Goodness Awards, also known as “The Goodies,” celebrating the inclusive and creative ways brands are making a difference in the world through their giving, volunteering and community investment programs. The 2023 Goodies Awards were presented to the winners on May 11 at the corporate purpose event of the year, Benevity Live!, held May 9-12 in San Diego, California.

The winners were assessed on the bold, innovative, inclusive and creative ways they are making a difference in the world. Those who were selected demonstrated exceptional efforts in engaging their stakeholders in driving true impact and action, delivering on the S and the E in ESG and embedding purpose into their workplace culture and customer connections. This year, Benevity received 114 total nominations from 74 of the world’s most iconic and purpose-driven brands.

“The companies and people who are recognized with Benevity’s Goodies Awards are often unsung heroes who work tirelessly to catalyze social impact year-round in the most inspirational ways,” said Kelly Schmitt, Benevity’s Chief Executive Officer. “The world is a better place because of these companies, people and programs.”

Companies who were selected as Goodies finalists contributed nearly $117 million in donations and $75 million in grants and tracked more than 920,000 volunteer hours through the Benevity platform in 2022.

Benevity’s Goodies Finalists and Winners

The Moonshot Award
The Moonshot Award recognizes the company that has developed a creative, bold and impactful corporate purpose program and continually optimizes the program to drive greater participation and impact.

  • Vancouver Airport Authority (WINNER)
  • American Family Insurance
  • Hootsuite
  • LinkedIn
  • Symetra

The People Power Award
The People Power Award recognizes the company that builds a culture powered by its people and creates significant impact by putting the power of goodness in the hands of employees to address critical issues.

  • Visa (WINNER)
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Ciena
  • PagerDuty
  • RBC

The BeCause Award
The BeCause Award recognizes the company that finds unique, successful ways to go beyond community impact to drive change at scale within the charitable sector.

  • CSAA Insurance Group (WINNER)
  • American Family Insurance
  • Apollo Global Management
  • First Command Financial
  • Raytheon Technologies

The NewB Award
The NewB Award recognizes new Benevity clients that have created significant impact through a best-in-class corporate purpose program launch.

  • Toast (WINNER)
  • Appfire
  • Gen Digital
  • Morningstar
  • Motorola Solutions

The Community Hero Award
The Community Hero Award recognizes the company taking a progressive approach to community investment to create greater impact with its nonprofit partners.

  • Motorola Solutions (WINNER)
  • Ciena
  • NewRez
  • Spin Master LTD
  • Stanley Black & Decker

The Buzz Award
The Buzz Award recognizes the company that brings its corporate purpose programs to life through communications and storytelling, working cross-functionally across the organization to promote goodness.

  • HP Inc. (WINNER)
  • Appfire
  • Parkland
  • Relativity
  • Workiva

The Bestie Award
The Bestie Award is selected from all finalists and recognizes the company with the best-in-class approach to corporate purpose, driving impact for their nonprofits, communities and employees.

  • American Family Insurance (WINNER)

Employee Catalyst Award
The Employee Catalyst Award recognizes passionate employees who go beyond their day-to-day job to engage employees and community members in opportunities to do good, helping to fuel a culture of purpose.

  • Julia Coussens, Senior Information Analyst, CITGO Petroleum Company
  • Scott Woolcott, Associate Director, Quality & Transformation, Morningstar

The Buffy Award
The Buffy Award celebrates outstanding individuals who exemplify passion, innovation, imagination and leadership in the corporate purpose space.

  • Fabian Lopez, Global Head of CSR at Appfire
  • Noah Salata, Community and Social Impact Advisor at American Family Insurance

About Benevity
Benevity, a certified B Corporation, is the leader in global corporate purpose software, providing the only integrated suite of community investment and employee, customer and nonprofit engagement solutions. Recognized as one of Fortune’s Impact 20, Benevity offers cloud solutions that power purpose for many iconic brands in ways that better attract, retain and engage today’s diverse workforce, embed social action into their customer experiences and positively impact their communities. With software that is available in 22 languages, Benevity has processed more than $12 billion in donations and 56 million hours of volunteering time to support 418,000 nonprofits worldwide. The company’s solutions have also facilitated 900,000 micro-actions and awarded 1.2 million grants worth $18 billion. For more information, visit benevity.com.

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Maggie Crouch│Walker Sands, for Benevity│benevity-pr@walkersands.com

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