Nancy A. Aossey, President & CEO of International Medical Corps, has been awarded the prestigious Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Social Enterprise Networks (SEN) 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award. Aossey, who became start-up CEO of the Los Angeles-based humanitarian organization shortly after its founding in 1984, received the award for Outstanding Philanthropy.
“We are thrilled to announce YPO’s 2011 CSR award recipients and we applaud them for their charitable endeavors and honorable efforts,” said Rob Follows, Chairman of YPO’s SEN. “These YPO members’ environmental, community-related and philanthropic actions have made a major difference not only for their communities, but also on a global basis.”
The CSR Award is given to those who have made significant contributions that have measurable impact on the environment, their communities or among their employees and who have demonstrated the highest level of leadership. The other 2011 CSR award winners are: Paul J. Lightfoot (YPO Fairchester Chapter), BrightFarms LLC; Scott Farquhar (YPO Sydney Chapter), Atlassian Company; and Richard M. Bergfors (YPO Sweden Chapter), Max Hamburger Restaurant.
“I am tremendously honored to receive this award from the Young Presidents’ Organization. Since 1984, International Medical Corps’s health care and training programs have saved millions of lives in some of the world’s toughest environments – including areas hardest hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami, Darfur, Afghanistan, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti and Pakistan,” said Aossey. “An award such as this helps shine a light on our efforts to reach people devastated by conflict, natural disaster and disease.”
Aossey joined International Medical Corps with its first program in Afghanistan. In its more than 25 years, the organization has delivered more than $1.1 billion in assistance and health services to tens of millions of people in more than 50 countries.
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