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Deloitte Honored for Outstanding Commitment to Skills-based Volunteerism
WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In a speech today to the nation’s foremost community service leaders gathered at the White House to celebrate National Volunteer Week, President George W. Bush recognized Deloitte for its leadership and commitment to workplace volunteering. Just prior to the speech in a private ceremony, the president personally awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to Barry Salzberg, chief executive officer of Deloitte LLP, in honor of the organization’s achievement in community involvement.
“I believe corporate America has got an enormous responsibility to give back to their community and, so too, those who are being honored today,” said President Bush. “Barry Salzberg understands that corporate giving is an essential part of being a good citizen in the United States of America. Under his leadership, Deloitte has committed to providing pro bono services worth up to $50 million for the nonprofit sector over the next three years.”…
“It’s an honor to receive this recognition,” said Barry Salzberg, chief executive officer, Deloitte LLP. “Deloitte is committed to making a difference in our communities and the greatest way we can do that is by using our skills and knowledge to help strengthen nonprofit organizations. This is really a testament to our people who are making a social impact all across the country.”
…As President Bush noted, Deloitte recently announced a $50 million pro bono program, designed to transform the way the organization supports charitable organizations and strengthens the nonprofit sector.