Woodard & Curran Recognized for Corporate Philanthropy

Published: 3/25/2015

Woodard & Curran was named a “Champion of Good Works”' by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) at its recent Chairman's Reception saluting corporate philanthropy.

The award recognized Woodard & Curran for its not-for-profit organization, the Woodard & Curran Foundation, established by employees in 2010, which provides grants to causes that focus on environmental quality, stewardship, and preservation, particularly for those projects that directly improve public health or educate the public regarding the sustainability of environmental resources. Its most recent grant recipients include an educational outreach program promoting sustainable practices at a community garden and an organization recycling bicycle parts to build bikes for youth and adults in need.

Martin Kafafian, chairman of the CIANJ board of directors, presented the trophies to 31 businesses at the reception on March 11, 2015 at the Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack. “For most of these companies their donations, kindness, and community outreach are part of their corporate culture—their mission,” said Kafafian. “The public at large is often unaware of the magnitude and scope of the good works. This reception is our way of shining a spotlight on ‘Companies that Care.’"

The CIANJ is a statewide business advocacy organization based in Paramus. It represents more than 900 member companies from every business sector. The associations asked businesses to tell stories of their good works and dozens of responses were received. A panel of judges reviewed all the submissions and selected 31 champions.

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