CVC National Award

CVC was awarded the Corporate Volunteer Fast Start Award

Charleston, SC–Trident United Way’s Corporate Volunteer Council (Trident CVC) has been honored with the Corporate Volunteer Fast Start Award by the Points of Light Institute for collaborating with local businesses on the creation and support of employee volunteer programs that address and solve community challenges.

The award was presented  at the Points of Light Institute’s annual National Conference on Volunteering and Service in New Orleans.  Other organizations being recognized for their work in the area of corporate volunteer programs include: Cisco, IBM, McKesson, and the Corporate Volunteer Council of Central New Mexico.

 “This year’s honorees demonstrate what businesses can achieve when they commit their resources – both human and financial – to creating change,” said Michelle Nunn, CEO, Points of Light Institute. “While we honor these five organizations for leading the way, we hope others will be encouraged to follow their example.”

The mission of Trident United Way’s Corporate Volunteer Council (Trident CVC) is to inspire and engage local companies by promoting employee volunteerism to address challenges and concerns facing Tricounty communities, thereby enhancing the quality of life for all. Member companies are kept informed of local trends and best practices to help them build quality employee volunteer programs (EVP).  Tools and resources are provided to them through monthly e-newsletters, the Trident CVC blog, and featured presentations and discussions at quarterly meetings.  The quarterly meetings also include a community issue to educate attendees to current trends in specific challenges facing the community. 

According to Francis Johnson, President of Johnson & Johnson Insurance, “Trident CVC offers an excellent forum to discuss new innovative ideas for continuous volunteering in the workplace. It’s a creative, dynamic group designed to help companies begin volunteering, continue volunteering, and celebrate volunteering. Our community will reap the tremendous rewards of this work.”

The nearly 100 Corporate Volunteer Councils (CVC) in the United States are the primary local resource for encouraging, educating and connecting businesses that support employee volunteer programs. Successful councils promote volunteerism in the workplace and provide a place for networking and exchange of ideas for those who manage employee volunteer programs.

All types of workplaces - large and small, with established employee volunteer programs or just getting started - can participate in Trident CVC.  For more information go to and click on “Volunteer” or contact Sally Burnett at