Atlanta, February 24, 2011
Terry Brown Selected From Among 14 Other Finalists
UPS has awarded Terry Brown of Omaha, Neb., the Jim Casey Community Service Award, the company's top honor worldwide for community service.
Brown, a UPS human resources manager, was recognized for his long-standing commitment to service in the Omaha community, where he donates more than 60 hours a month of volunteer service to local non-profits.
Brown's dedication to service began when he personally experienced the impact and importance of the Ronald McDonald House(RMH). Brown's son, Dallas, was born with severe health problems and as an infant needed to travel to St. Louis for a heart transplant. For the next two months, Brown lived in a Ronald McDonald House so he could be by his young son's side. Fifteen years later, Brown still has not forgotten what RMH did for his family. Today, Brown cooks meals at RMH in Omaha once a month.
"I don't know what I would have done without the RMH," Brown explains. "As soon as I got back home, I looked to see if there was a RMH in Omaha and asked how we could help." In addition to the RMH, Brown, his son, Dallas, and the rest of his family have been very active in several other organizations in the Omaha area. These organizations include the Open Door Mission, an organization that strives to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty; the Victory Boxing Club, an organization that works with area youth; Embrace the Nations, an organization that helps refugees adapt to life in America, and the local chapter of the NAACP.
The Jim Casey Community Service Award winner is chosen annually from individuals nominated by UPS's global workforce of more than 400,000 employees. Finalists are selected from the nominations and a winner chosen by a panel of UPS employees, UPS retirees and community leaders. Established in 1995 and named in honor of UPS founder Jim Casey, the Casey Award recognizes outstanding community service, a hallmark of UPS's corporate legacy and commitment to social responsibility. In addition to the honor of recognition, the winner also receives a $10,000 grant for the charity of their choice.
"Terry's work in the community is a great example of the commitment to service that we champion at UPS," observed UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis. "We recognize at UPS that volunteerism not only helps make us a stronger and more successful company, but also helps support the communities in which we operate. Terry's commitment to community involvement is an inspiration to us all."
Other UPS employees considered finalists for the Casey Award include: