Governor Snyder presented awards to individuals and companies across Michigan who have demonstrated exemplary volunteer service. NSF International was a finalist for the Corporate Community Leader Award.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Five finalists in each of eight categories were honored on Monday evening, June 29, 2015 at “An Evening with the Stars” event at the Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, hosted by Governor Rick Snyder. The Governor’s Service Award acknowledges the 40 finalists for their commitment to solving community issues through volunteerism. Since 1994 Michigan’s governors have paid tribute to outstanding volunteers from across the state.

“It’s a great honor to celebrate these extraordinary volunteers and organizations, and highlight their dedication to their communities,” Snyder said. “Volunteering is rewarding for both the volunteer and those they serve – I encourage all Michiganders to get involved in some type of volunteer activity.”

The United Way of Washtenaw County nominated NSF International for this award based on our 5,400 volunteer service hours across 15 community organizations. Collectively NSF employees in Michigan donated $147,581 in 2014 and raised an additional $10,000 through employee-organized events. These achievements extend beyond Michigan, as NSF International employees around the world are equally involved in supporting the organizations in their communities.

“I am so proud of our employees around the world who demonstrate daily the importance of giving back to their communities, said Kevan Lawlor, President and CEO of NSF International. “This past week I was joined by ten of our NSF employees who represented many facets of our volunteerism from community work, gardening or teaching. Together at the governor’s service award ceremony, we joined with our United Way representatives to celebrate our volunteers’ dedication to others.”

Most of NSF’s 500 employees in Michigan are involved in some way in giving back to the community.

  • NSF supports more than 15 community organizations in Michigan including: American Red Cross, Food Gatherers, HIV Aids Resource Center, math and reading programs through the Ann Arbor Public Schools, Ann Arbor Hands On Museum, Ann Arbor Spark, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Washtenaw Housing Alliance, and Washtenaw Literacy Program.
  • NSF organizes and supports several STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related activities and events each year to help inspire the next generation of scientists, including: Ann Arbor Hands On Museum, Maker Faire Detroit at the Henry Ford Museum, Plymouth/Canton STEM Academy and our prize jewel – NSF’s annual Bring Your Child to Work Day.
  • NSF supports Food Gatherers in many ways, including raising $90,000 in donations (this is equal to 269,244 meals) since 2004 and donating 2,101 pounds of fresh food grown in NSF’s own organic garden since it began in 2009.

NSF International’s community service includes senior leadership serving on boards and donating expertise and time to many community organizations including: Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan, Food Gatherers, Cleary University, Humane Society of Huron Valley and the Red Cross of Washtenaw-Lenawee County.

NSF International supports the spirit of giving that is part of our culture and our core values of respecting and caring for one another. We know that commitment to community makes us all stronger.