OMAHA, NEBRASKA, US — Scoular has been honored with the 2021 Business Excellence Award for Philanthropy from the Greater Omaha Chamber.
It recognizes organizations that embrace a philosophy of giving and making an impact on the Omaha metropolitan community’s health and well-being.
“Businesses are vital to thriving communities — catalyzing innovation, creating jobs and building connections,” said David G. Brown, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Omaha Chamber. “We like to say, ‘excellence is earned, not given;’ and that’s true of the 25 organizations we honor today. These organizations are beyond excellent. They are exceptional.”
The award is part of an annual tradition recognizing Omaha, Nebraska, US-area organizations in each of four categories: philanthropy, leadership, innovation and sustained excellence. More than 70 companies were nominated for this year’s awards, with just 25 identified as award recipients, “trailblazers who go above-and-beyond every day,” according to event organizers.
“Scoular has a deep history of harnessing the time, talent and treasure of Scoular and its employees to enable our community partners to redefine what’s possible in their community impact,” said Megan Belcher, senior vice president and general counsel for Scoular and Scoular Foundation trustee. “We consistently seek to enhance the quality of life where our employees and stakeholders work and live and are excited about how the inclusion of our world-wide community engagement into our sustainability platform will continue to enrich this work.”
Scoular donates a percentage of its annual profits to the Scoular Foundation, which works to build long-term, impactful partnerships with nonprofits and community organizations and invests in areas of importance to Scoular employees and community partners. For example, instead of hosting annual holiday parties in 2020, Scoular donated $120,000 to various food banks across the United States, including in many rural communities where Scoular employees work and live.
Recipients of the 2021 Business Excellence Award include:
- Anytime Tees
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
- Carson Wealth
- CHI Health
- Conagra Brands
- Lueder Construction
- Methodist Health System
- Metropolitan Community College
- NMC Group, Inc.
- North End Teleservices, LLC
- Omaha Community Playhouse
- Project Harmony Child Advocacy Center
- RTG Medical
- Signature Performance
- The Tea Smith
- UNMC Business & Finance
- Vic Gutman & Associates