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CECP Honors, in Partnership with Crate and Barrel, with the Nonprofit Director’s Award

Today, the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) is presenting its 11th Annual Excellence Awards in Corporate Philanthropy to, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

Crate and Barrel nominated for the Nonprofit Director’s Award, to recognize their highly effective corporate partnership.  Since 2006, Crate and Barrel has sent 1.1 million co-branded gift cards to its customers, who have supported 347,000 students. The campaign has deepened Crate and Barrel customer loyalty and inspired civic engagement at

Barbara Turf, CEO of Crate and Barrel, who is a former elementary school teacher, said “We’re proud to continue our partnership with and to share the experience of giving with our customers. We believe in the power of education and providing children everywhere with the opportunity to learn and grow.”

Charles Best, Founder and CEO of, will serve on a panel this afternoon at the Time Warner Center, alongside Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and CEO, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and James M. Cornelius, Chairman, Bristol-Myers Squbb Company.  You can watch the Excellence Awards ceremony on CECP’s website:

Pictured at the ceremony, from left to right:  Charles Best (Founder and CEO,, James M. Cornelius (Chairman, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company), Lloyd C. Blankfein (Chairman and CEO, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.), and Douglas R. Conant (CEO, Campbell Soup Company and CECP Chairman).

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