(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; March, 28, 2013) – Crowley Maritime Corp.’s charitable efforts in the local community were recently recognized at Jacksonville’s annual Companies with Heart luncheon, hosted by 904 Magazine. The event, formally known as Companies that Care, recognizes local philanthropic organizations that demonstrate community responsibility through outreach efforts.
Crowley’s Katy Keene, manager, employee programs, accepted the award on behalf of the company and thanked904 Magazine,a publication produced byJacksonville Magazine,for the recognition.
“We are thrilled with the honor but are equally pleased that so many organizations across the city received attention. This type of positive feedback will hopefully encourage other local organizations to give back and get involved,” said Keene. “The more local companies involved, the more of a significant positive impact we can make together.”
Each year, Crowley employees give back to their local communities across the U.S. and throughout the Caribbean and Central America. These charitable efforts include mentoring students, fundraising, community beautification projects, and donations to charitable organizations. Crowley also has awarded more than 275 students from select educational institutions throughout the country with scholarships since 1984. The company has also donated more than $2 million over the years to support other educational programs.
“Our company takes pride in making a difference in the Jacksonville community,” Crowley’s David Holden, director, human resources. “Our employees have served the local area through a variety of philanthropic organizations, including volunteering for the Safe Harbor Maritime Academy, Second Harvest Food Bank, Heart for Children, Northeast Florida Hospice and so many more. This spirit of giving back has made a tremendous impact in Northeast Florida and beyond.”
Keene was accompanied at the luncheon by seven of her colleagues, including Carl Fox, senior vice president, corporate services; Bryan Lee, vice president, human resources; Hannibal Garces, director, management reporting; Irina Araujo, senior analyst, business solutions; Roger Sherles, analyst, liner services; Carol Scarborough, claims representative, and JoAnn Francis, claims coordinator.
Proceeds of the event benefited the Junior League of Jacksonville, which has a mission of promoting voluntarism in the community, was the beneficiary of the event.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 121-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides marine solutions, transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner Services, Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Offered within these operating lines of business are: liner container and break-bulk shipping; logistics; contract towing and transportation; harbor ship assist and tanker escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response through its TITAN Salvage subsidiary; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture through its Jensen Maritime subsidiary; government services, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at www.crowley.com.
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