2023 Halo Awards Honor Top Corporate Social Impact Initiatives

19 05 2023

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Winning Companies And Nonprofits Recognized At The 2023 Engage For Good Conference In Atlanta, GA. FromEngage for Good • Reposted: May 19, 2023

Campaigns that raised millions for Ukraine relief, inspired young people to learn about conflict mitigation and moved employees to cycle across the country for cancer research – all while building stronger businesses – were among the initiatives honored at the 21st annual Halo Awards.

Eighteen category-specific winners were selected out of more than 140 entries by Engage for Good at its annual conference in Atlanta, GA.

In addition, ESPN and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America each received a Golden Halo Award, Engage for Good’s highest honor, for their long records of achievement at the intersection of profit and purpose.

Case studies of each winning campaign and profiles of the Golden Halo Award winners can be found at http://engageforgood.com/halo-awards.

“This year’s winners reflect the tremendous diversity of causes and strategies that companies embrace to sustainably build a better world,” said Engage for Good President David Hessekiel. “It’s an honor to recognize programs that fight disease and hunger, support education and mental health, offer aid to those in Ukraine and so much more.”

A collaboration between Dunkin’ and the Dunkin’ Joy In Childhood Foundation, dubbed “2022 Iced Coffee Day,” was recognized as the “Best Of The Best,” an award presented by social impact agency For Momentum. In 2022, Dunkin’ franchisees united for a nationwide one-day charitable event, whereby one dollar from each iced coffee sold at participating outlets was given to the foundation. The initiative increased restaurant traffic and raised  $1.8 million, 100% of which was given to hospitals near Dunkin’ restaurants.

“I’m honored to present this year’s prestigious ‘Best Of The Best’ Halo Award to Dunkin’ and the Dunkin’ Joy In Childhood Foundation. This award shines a spotlight on their ‘2022 Iced Coffee Day’ campaign, where best-in-class strategy, franchisee participation and execution allowed them to raise $1.8 million for children’s hospitals nationwide in one day. They should feel incredibly proud of this special recognition. On behalf of For Momentum, I want to extend a heartfelt congratulations to the Dunkin’ team – we are thrilled to support your partnership success,” said Mollye Rhea, President and Founder of social impact agency For Momentum.

Please join us in congratulating this year’s Halo Award-winning campaigns:

Best Consumer-Activated Corporate Donation Initiative
Gold: 2022 Iced Coffee Day – Dunkin’ & Dunkin’ Joy In Childhood Foundation
Silver: Bringing Communities Together In Nature – Sun Outdoors & National Park Foundation

Best Consumer Donation Initiative
Gold: PetSmart + PetSmart Charities 10 Millionth Adoption Supported By Pet Parents – PetSmart & PetSmart Charities
Silver: JOANN and Susan G. Komen Integrated Partnership To Drive Point-Of-Sale Donations – JOANN & Susan G. Komen

Best Education Initiative
Gold: Subaru Loves Learning – Subaru Of America, Inc. & AdoptAClassroom.org
Silver: MLK Scholars Program – John Hancock

Best Emergency/Crisis Initiative
Gold: Stand With Ukraine All-for-Charity Initiative – Humble Bundle, Razom For Ukraine, International Rescue Committee, International Medical Corps & Direct Relief
Silver: PayPal’s Response To The Humanitarian Crisis In Ukraine – PayPal & Multiple Nonprofits

Best Employee Engagement Initiative
Gold: Employee Empowerment Thru Volunteering – FedEx & Operation Warm
Silver: Coast 2 Coast 4 Cancer – Bristol Myers Squibb & the V Foundation for Cancer Research

Best Health Initiative
Gold: Bloom: Growing Kids’ Mental Well-Being – Nationwide Foundation, Nationwide Children’s Hospital & On Our Sleeves
Silver: iHeart National Recovery Month – iHeartMedia & The Voices Project

Best JEDI Initiative
Gold: Leveling The Playing Field – U.S. Women’s National Team Players Association & Kiva
Silver: Nespresso x Ali Forney Center – Nespresso USA & The Ali Forney Center

Best Social Impact Video
Gold: Teen Tech Center “Mentor Moments” – Best Buy & The Best Buy Foundation
Silver: Peace Builders – Microsoft, Minecraft Education, Games For Change & The Nobel Peace Center

Best Social Service Initiative
Gold: ​​Meals With Meaning – HelloFresh & Partners
Silver: Lowe’s Hometowns – Lowe’s & Points of Light

Best Of The Best
2022 Iced Coffee Day – Dunkin’ & Dunkin’ Joy In Childhood Foundation

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Campaigns With Heart Honored As 2023 Halo Award Finalists

16 02 2023

Corporate Social Impact Winners Will Be Revealed At The May 2023 Engage For Good Conference in Atlanta, GA. From Engage for Good • February 16, 2023

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Engage for Good celebrates companies and causes that truly ‘get it’ – companies with heart – with the announcement of this year’s Halo Award finalists.

Now in its 21st year, the Halo Awards are North America’s highest honor for corporate social impact initiatives that showcase outstanding consumer and/or employee engagement efforts.

“At a time of such societal and political division and countless natural and manmade calamities, it is refreshing to see so many companies and causes partnering to build a better world,” said Engage for Good President David Hessekiel. “The Halo Awards is once again a celebration of outstanding efforts to sustainably create positive corporate social impact.”

Thirty-six campaigns were announced today as finalists in nine Halo Award categories. Gold and Silver Halo Award winners will be announced in each category at the Engage for Good Conference in Atlanta on May 17. Please join us in congratulating these finalists:

Consumer-Activated Corporate Donation  
Bounty #PicksItUp – Bounty & Best Friends Animal Society  
Bringing Communities Together In Nature – Sun Outdoors & National Park Foundation  
Chance & Friends Holiday Philanthropic Collection – PetSmart & PetSmart Charities  
Iced Coffee Day – Dunkin & Dunkin’ Joy In Childhood Foundation

Consumer Donation  
2022 Macy’s Holiday Campaign – Macy’s & Big Brothers Big Sisters Of America  
Integrated Partnership To Drive Point-Of-Sale Donations – JOANN & Susan G. Komen  
Pin Pad Donation – PetSmart & PetSmart Charities  
Wendy’s Frosty Treats Warm Hearts – The Wendy’s Company & The Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption

John Hancock MLK Scholars Program – John Hancock  
STEM Careers All YEAR – General Motors & First Book  
Subaru Loves Learning – Subaru Of America & AdoptAClassroom.org  
Teacher Academy: Transforming STEM Professional Development To Spark Teachers’ Knowledge, Self-Efficacy, And Practice – Samsung Electronics America & MindSpark Learning

Emergency/Crisis Initiative  
UPS Global Vaccine Equity Initiative – UPS  
Moves That Matter – Total Quality Logistics  
PayPal’s Response To The Humanitarian Crisis In Ukraine – PayPal & Multiple Nonprofits  
Stand With Ukraine All-for-Charity Initiative – Humble Bundle, Razom For Ukraine, International Rescue Committee, International Medical Corps & Direct Relief

Employee Engagement  
Clayton Impact: Team Member Volunteer Program – Clayton  
Coast 2 Coast 4 Cancer – Bristol-Myers Squibb & V Foundation For Cancer Research  
Employee Empowerment Thru Volunteering – FedEx & Operation Warm  
Using Tech For Good: How Northwestern Mutual Leverages The Passions Of Its Employees To Make A Positive Impact In Their Communities Through STEM-based Projects – Northwestern Mutual

Health (Physical or Mental Health)  
Advancing Equity In Maternal Health – Elevance Health, Creating Healthier Communities, March Of Dimes & 23 Local Nonprofit Organizations  
Bloom: Growing Kids Mental Well-Being – Nationwide, Nationwide Children’s Hospital & On Our Sleeves  
iHeart National Recovery Month – iHeart & The Voices Project  
Mosquitoes Don’t Deserve a Drop – Orkin & American Red Cross

JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity And/Or Inclusion)  
Fast Break For Small Business – LegalZoom & Accion Opportunity Fund  
Leveling The Playing Field: Engaging Fans And Players For Financial Equity And Inclusion – U.S. Women’s National Team Players Association & Kiva Microfunds  
Nespresso x Ali Forney Center – Nespresso USA x Accompany Creative & The Ali Forney Center  
Justice For Change – Relativity

Social Impact Video  
Peace Builders – Microsoft & Nobel Peace Center  
Styles Of Pride Initiative – Macy’s & The Trevor Project  
Teen Tech Center “Mentor Moments” – Best Buy & Best Buy Foundation  
The Big Wait PSA – Arby’s & Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Social Service  
#MomsUnite4Milk To Support Families Impacted By The Formula & Human Milk Shortages – Medela  
Lowe’s Hometowns – Lowe’s & Points of Light  
HelloFresh Meals With Meaning Program – HelloFresh & Partners  
Project DASH – DoorDash

About Engage for Good  
Engage for Good is a professional development organization that helps social impact leaders at businesses and nonprofits access the resources and community they need in order to build a better world and the bottom line. While best known for its annual conference and the Halo Awards, Engage for Good provides year-round resources, trainings and events to help corporate social impact professionals advance their careers, campaigns and organizations. Learn more at http://www.engageforgood.com/.