Melville-based MSC Industrial Supply Co, Inc. (MSC) received the Outstanding Corporation Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Long Island Chapter (AFPLI) during the honored at the Awards Luncheon of Philanthropy Day 2010 held on Nov. 19. The award recognizes a corporation that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support, and activity that encourages and motivates others to respond philanthropically to the Long Island community of not-for-profit organizations.
“We are honored that AFPLI has selected MSC as the recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Corporation Award,” said Erik Gershwind, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of MSC. “Giving back to the community is part of our core values, and a standard of our culture. This award is very special because it is a testament to our associates’ passion for supporting our communities.”
MSC associates are encouraged to participate on various cross-functional teams that help further the company’s Corporate Citizenship efforts. These teams carry on the tradition of giving and corporate social responsibility established by the company’s founder, Sidney Jacobson, and expanded upon by his son, Mitchell Jacobson, Chairman of MSC’s Board of Directors. Today, under David Sandler’s leadership as MSC’s President and CEO, the company and its associates are proud to continue their founder’s legacy by partnering with non-profit organizations and supporting their communities at large.
Other honorees recognized at the Philanthropy Day luncheon include: Joseph Mancino, The Horace Hagedorn Outstanding Philanthropist Award; Frank Pelliccione, Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer of the Year; Alan J. Kelly, Outstanding Fundraising Professional; Ann McDermott-Kave, The Gilbert Tilles Award ; Kyle Orent, Leaders of Tomorrow.
“The dedication to support the less fortunate by professionals, volunteers, corporations and individuals makes our community strong and demonstrates that we place a high value on a culture of caring, particularly for those who are less fortunate and cannot take full advantage of all Long Island has to offer,” said Patricia Chambers Daly, Chairperson of Philanthropy Day 2010 and Director of Development for the Dominican Sisters of Amityville. “This year we are pleased to present an especially dynamic group of honorees, and we are proud to recognize their efforts and celebrate their accomplishments.”
Philanthropy Day is celebrated in November in cities across America. Fundraising professionals, board members, business leaders, community activists and individuals gather for professional development and to honor their leaders. Long Island’s Philanthropy Day is one of the largest one-day fundraising conferences in the country and regularly attracts more than 700 attendees and 60 exhibitors, with the highlight of the day being the Awards Luncheon.