The Corporate/Company Volunteer of the Year award recognizes a company employee that shows an exemplary approach to supporting and serving the community through volunteerism through their place of employment.
Since 2008, Amber Anderson has played an important role in supporting the students of UAB and Central Alabama as a whole. She has served as fundraising chair for the Minority Health Research Center, which works to reduce health disparities in vulnerable populations and disadvantaged communities and has been involved with several other organizations at the university, as well. She has also been instrumental in working with local retailers to fill a significant need for UAB students in preparation for their careers: access to affordable, professional clothing for those with limited funds.
Cristina Almanza has worked with Fiesta, which is Alabama’s largest celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage, for six years. She has applied her knowledge and experience from her position as Business Development Coordinator at Buffalo Rock Company to grow Fiesta’s impact throughout the Hispanic community. This has greatly benefited a number of other organizations, events and nonprofits in the area, including HICA (Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama), Catholic Family Services Hispanic Outreach (La Casita) and Alabama’s Day of the Dead Festival.
Corporate Volunteer of the Year Nominees
- *Amber Anderson – UAB Organizational, Learning and Development- Finalist
- *Cristina Almanza – Buffalo Rock- Finalist
- Stephanie Alexander – Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
- Jacob Couch – Regions Bank
- Rosilyn Houston – BBVA
- Jon Hughston – PolyOne Glasforms
- Tim King – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
- John Trawick – Southern Power
IGNITE 2020 will be an interactive virtual affair (IVA) on the same date and time as before, Thursday, April 23, 2020, beginning at 10:30 am. We plan to celebrate our famous volunteer finalists in grand style on our digital platforms and through social engagement.
Keep the date, change the location for IGNITE 2020, April 23 @ 10:30 am!