Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC is the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ “Corporate Philanthropist of the Year” for 2016. The award was announced in November at the annual Philanthropy Day Celebration luncheon in Knoxville. Accepting the award on behalf of CNS was Y-12 Site Manager Bill Tindal.
“Consolidated Nuclear Security and the more than 8,000 workers at Y-12 and at our sister site in Pantex in Amarillo, Texas, are proud of the work we do in protecting our nation,” Tindal said. “And we are equally proud of the work we do in helping our communities. This award focuses on the passion for caring our employees bring to our communities.”
CNS was nominated by East Tennessee Foundation, which described CNS as a company with a “desire to accomplish sound corporate philanthropy through investment in charitable causes and endeavors within the towns, counties and region surrounding their operations.”
ETF highlighted its partnership with CNS in the creation of the CNS Y-12 Community Investment Fund and the advisory committee comprised of Y-12 employees who determine priority or focus areas to fund, review grant applications and recommend grant awards. In 2016, $180,000 were provided to 30 nonprofit agencies in 10 East Tennessee Counties through the employee-directed fund.
Past winners of the Corporate Philanthropist award include Denso, Scripps Networks, Pilot Corporation and Covenant Health, among others.