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Amgen Foundation Recognizes Outstanding Staff Volunteers and Contributes $55,000 to Their Favorite Local Nonprofits

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen today announced the 11 recipients of the Amgen Excellence in Volunteering Awards. Launched this year by the Amgen Foundation, the Awards recognize staff in the United States (U.S.) and Puerto Rico who are making a difference in the communities where the company has a presence. The Amgen Foundation will award $5,000 to each nonprofit organization featured in the winning staff members' applications.

"At Amgen, we are committed to strengthening our communities through grantmaking, matching staff contributions and volunteering," said Jean J. Lim, president of the Amgen Foundation. "Many of our staff have made a true impact in the community through volunteer efforts and we aim to grow this support by recognizing outstanding volunteers through the annual Amgen Excellence in Volunteering Awards program."

The recipients were selected by a panel of external reviewers from key community groups based on impact of the applicant's volunteer efforts, frequency of volunteer activity and length of time committed, and a letter of recommendation from the nonprofit organization.

2010 Amgen Excellence in Volunteering Awards Recipients


  • Ogo Egbuna, Research and Development, volunteer for Conejo Free Clinic
  • Kim Larkins, Research and Development, volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County
  • Chris Lindsay, Sales and Marketing, volunteer for the Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast
  • Bella Oguno, Research and Development, volunteer for International Medical Relief
  • Chris Wright, Worldwide Business Continuity & Crisis Management, volunteer for National Disaster Search Dog Foundation


  • Ralph Payne, Manufacturing, volunteer for Livermore Fire Protection District

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