News Release
News Release
News Release
News Release
March 3, 2015
Ann Marie Cumming

NAB Education Foundation to Honor Unilever with Corporate Leadership Award

-- Leadership Award to Recognize Unilever’s Corporate Mission to Improve Personal Health, Well-being and the Environment --

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) will present its Corporate Leadership Award to Unilever, in recognition of the work of the Unilever Foundation, during the 17th annual Celebration of Service to America Awards, held Tuesday, June 16, at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Each year, the Corporate Leadership Award is given to a non-broadcast business that exemplifies an extraordinary focus on community service and corporate social responsibility.

With approximately 8,000 employees in the United States alone and sales in more than 190 countries, Unilever is a leading supplier of food, refreshments, home and personal care products. As an extension of the company’s mission, the Unilever Foundation was founded globally in 2012 and aims to help more than one billion people improve their health by 2020 through the provision of hygiene, sanitation, access to safe drinking water and basic nutrition and by enhancing self-esteem.

“The work of the Unilever Foundation is a shining example of corporate commitment to making our world a safer and healthier place,” said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. “We are pleased to honor Unilever for its continued enrichment of communities at home and abroad.”

“Unilever is committed to addressing the unmet social needs that our business can play a unique role in helping to solve,” said Unilever’s North America President Kees Kruythoff. “Our employees are passionate about making a difference in the communities where we work and live, as well as the world around us, in order to create a brighter future for all.”

The Foundation partners with organizations that address a variety of health and social issues. In North America, these include Feeding America, Boys & Girls Club of America, Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon and Food Banks Canada. Abroad, Unilever Foundation provides funding for the World Food Programme, Save the Children, UNICEF, PSI and Oxfam.

The Unilever Foundation also helps drive the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, which was launched in 2010 and serves as the company’s blueprint for sustainable growth, with aims to double the size of the business, while reducing its environmental footprint and increasing its positive social impact. The plan operates under the goals of improving personal health and well-being, reducing negative environmental impact and enhancing livelihoods for populations worldwide in order to make sustainable living commonplace.

Click here for more information about the Unilever Foundation’s involvement in communities across the nation and around the world.

Press interested in covering the Celebration of Service to America event should contact Dan Lemle.

About The Celebration of Service to America Awards
The Celebration of Service to America Awards are sponsored and produced by NABEF with major support from Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc., Bonneville International Corporation, and the National Association of Broadcasters. In recent years, Paul Simon; Stevie Wonder; Glenn Close; Jeff Bridges; Quincy Jones; Sir Elton John; Bill Clinton; Laura Bush; Muhammad Ali; Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter; and Nancy Reagan; among others, have been presented with the Celebration of Service to America Leadership Award at the event. Details about the Celebration of Service to America Awards are available at

The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinforcing the future of broadcasting through a commitment to education and to advancing excellence in the diversity and community service efforts of our industry. Learn more at

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