Top Companies and Nonprofits Recognized at 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit Awards Ceremony

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VolunteerMatch, the Web's largest volunteer engagement network, announced today the winners of the 2015 VolunteerMatch Corporate Volunteer Awards. The winners were recognized at a ceremony during the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit, held December 1-2, 2015 in Oakland, CA.

MUFG Union Bank took the award for 'Employee Volunteer Program of the Year: Large Business', while Old National Bank was awarded 'Employee Volunteer Program of the Year: Small/ Medium Business'. VolunteerMatch selected these recipients from its community of over 150 corporate clients. The awards are performance-based, determined by four benchmark measures in 2014, which together indicate an outstanding employee volunteer program.

Groupon won 'Breakout Performance of the Year', which recognizes a new VolunteerMatch client that has shown significant success for a recently-launched program. Sabin Blake of General Motors was awarded with 'Champion of the Year' for his outstanding teamwork, leadership, accomplishment, dedication and spirit.

For the first time ever, VolunteerMatch presented the 'Innovation Award', recognizing a nonprofit organization driving change through cutting-edge corporate partnerships. The winner of this award was Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails (TART Trails).

"We are extremely honored to work with these extraordinary companies as they innovate to make their community engagement initiatives more strategic, scalable and impactful." says Greg Baldwin, President, VolunteerMatch. "The awards are well-deserved."

These awards further VolunteerMatch's mission of making it easier for good people and good causes to connect by recognizing excellence in volunteer engagement and highlighting the approaches of today's most innovative corporate programs and nonprofit partnerships.

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About the VolunteerMatch Summit
The VolunteerMatch Summit is a place for like-minded professionals in the fields of employee engagement and corporate responsibility to share best practices and learn from industry experts. The 14th Annual VolunteerMatch Summit was expanded this year to include all companies committed to corporate social responsibility, as well as local and national nonprofits. Details about the 2016 VolunteerMatch Summit to be released in the coming months.

About VolunteerMatch
VolunteerMatch believes everyone should have the chance to make a difference. As the Web's largest volunteer engagement network, serving 100,000 participating nonprofits, 150 network partners and 13 million annual visitors, VolunteerMatch offers unique, award-winning solutions for individuals, nonprofits and companies to make this vision a reality. Since its launch in 1998, VolunteerMatch has helped the social sector attract more than $6.8 billion worth of volunteer services. To learn more, visit

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Source: Volunteer Match