Navigation Links
Amgen Staff Volunteer Efforts Result in $5,000 For Each of Their Favorite Nonprofits
Date:9/15/2011

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, thousands of Amgen staff generously devote their personal time, energy and talents to a variety of charitable organizations. To recognize these exceptional efforts, the Amgen Foundation today announced the 11 recipients of the 2011 Amgen Excellence in Volunteering Awards.

The Awards recognize staff in the United States (U.S.) and Puerto Rico who are making a difference in the communities where Amgen has a presence. The Amgen Foundation will award $5,000 to each nonprofit organization featured in the winning staff members' applications.

"Amgen values the commitment staff make to positively impact the organizations and causes they are passionate about," said Jean Lim Terra, president of the Amgen Foundation. "The Amgen Excellence in Volunteering Awards not only honor outstanding staff efforts, but also recognize nonprofits for the difference they make in our communities."

The recipients were selected by panels of internal and external reviewers 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.

2011 Amgen Excellence in Volunteering Awards RecipientsCalifornia

  • Cynthia Hartley, Research and Development, volunteer for Surfrider Foundation, Ventura
  • Thomas Mullen-Hevey, Research and Development, volunteer for College Track
  • Martha Mutomba, Scientific Affairs, volunteer for Munhu
  • Deidre Parmenter, Global Strategic Sourcing, volunteer for Conejo Players Theater
  • Vanessa Willems, Finance and Strategy, volunteer for American Cancer Society

  • Colorado

  • Kevin Tolley, Engineering, volunteer for WOW! Children's Museum

  • Field Staff

  • David Echsner, Sales and Marketing, volunteer for Kentucky Engineering Foundation

  • Massachusetts

  • Stefan McDonough, Research and Development, volunteer for Squashbusters

  • Puerto Rico

  • Wilma Suliveras-Ortiz, Human Resources, volunteer for American Cancer Society

  • Rhode Island

  • Erin Tetreault, Global Communications and Philanthropy, volunteer for Friends of Julie

  • Washington

  • Christine Salstrom, Research and Development, volunteer for Eastside Domestic Violence Program

  • Click here to view complete details about the recipients.

    As a part of the Amgen Volunteers program, the Amgen Excellence in Volunteering Awards recognize outstanding staff volunteers from Amgen's U.S. and Puerto Rico sites and field-based staff by providing a $5,000 award to each nonprofit organization featured in the winning staff members' applications. To be considered, Amgen staff were asked to complete an application with information about their volunteer efforts and provide a letter of recommendation from the nonprofit organization.

    Amgen Volunteers is an Amgen Foundation program that connects staff members with local volunteer opportunities, and provides $500 Volunteer Service Grants to eligible nonprofit organizations for every 15 hours volunteered by Amgen staff. Since 2007, nearly $2 million has been contributed as a result of staff volunteer efforts in their local communities.

    The Amgen Foundation also matches staff contributions to eligible nonprofit organizations. Since 1993, the Amgen Foundation has matched $26 million in staff donations, resulting in nearly $53 million of support to worthy organizations. In 2010 alone, more than 10,000 gifts were made by Amgen staff members; including the Foundation match, the community received more than $6 million to support their good work.

    About the Amgen Foundation The Amgen Foundation (www.amgen.com/citizenship/overview.html) seeks to advance science education; improve patient access to quality care; and strengthen the communities where Amgen staff members live and work. Since 1991, the Foundation has made more than $160 million in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Europe that impact society in inspiring and innovative ways, and those that provide disaster relief efforts both domestically and internationally.  Follow us on www.twitter.com/amgenfoundation.CONTACT:

    Amgen, Thousand OaksKristen Davis, (805) 447-3008 (media) (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081015/AMGENLOGO)


    '/>"/>

    SOURCE Amgen
    Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
    All rights reserved

    Related biology technology :

    1. Amgen Announces Webcast of 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results
    2. Amgens Third Quarter 2008 Adjusted Earnings Per Share Increased 14 Percent to $1.23
    3. Call for Applications: The Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence
    4. Amgen to Webcast 2008 Business Review Meeting on November 7 From Millennium Hotel in New York
    5. Amgen Positioned to Deliver Attractive Growth Over Next Five Years
    6. Amgen Foundation Announces $2.5 Million Expansion of Amgen Scholars Program to Europe
    7. Amgen to Present at the 27th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference
    8. Amgen Announces Webcast of 2008 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results
    9. Amgens Breakaway from Cancer Initiative Expands to Help Cancer Patients Access Broad Spectrum of Cancer Resources and Services
    10. Amgens Fourth Quarter 2008 Adjusted Earnings Per Share Increased 6 Percent to $1.06; Full Year 2008 Adjusted Earnings Per Share Increased 6 Percent to $4.55
    11. FDA Accepts Amgens Submission and Files Biologics License Application for Denosumab
    Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:
    (Date:2/4/2016)... ... February 04, 2016 , ... ... compliance training, today announced an interactive FDA compliance training course, ... (Regulatory Affairs Professional Society) accredited interactive course on Morf Playbook—now conveniently available on ...
    (Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016  Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... announced today that Edward Lanphier , Sangamo,s president ... the progress of Sangamo,s ZFP Therapeutic ® development ... at 2:40 pm ET on Thursday, February 11, 2016, ... Healthcare Conference. The conference is being held in ...
    (Date:2/4/2016)... ... February 04, 2016 , ... ... takes place February 5-6 at the University’s student center, Kehr Union, located ... as workshops and competitions for ample networking, learning and collaborating opportunities. , ...
    (Date:2/4/2016)... 4, 2016  CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO ... flagship CytoSorb® blood filter to treat deadly inflammation ... world, announced that CEO Dr. Phillip Chan ... Capital Group,s 2016 Disruptive Growth & Healthcare Conference, ... Conference Presentation Details: Where: Convene ...
    Breaking Biology Technology:
    (Date:1/27/2016)... WEST CHESTER, Ohio , Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... services supplier based in West Chester, Ohio ... and their award winning service staff, based in ... Track,s technical capacity and ability to provide modifications, installations ... John Dovalina , CEO of PLUS, commented, "PLUS ...
    (Date:1/25/2016)... -- Glencoe Software, the world-leading supplier of image data management ... the data management solution OMERO Plus for the newly ... Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160125/325328LOGO ... Phenotypic analysis measures the characteristics and behavior of cells, ... such as health and disease, the presence or absence ...
    (Date:1/22/2016)... , Jan. 22, 2016 ... the addition of the "Global Biometrics ... to their offering. --> ... the "Global Biometrics Market in Retail ... --> Research and Markets ...
    Breaking Biology News(10 mins):