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Pittsburgh Cares and the Jefferson Awards for Public Service are holding the next meeting of the Corporate Volunteer Council of Pittsburgh on Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:45 a.m. in the Koppers Building, 436 Seventh Avenue, 9th floor.
The Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) is designed to help corporations who are looking for ways to motivate their employees to volunteer in their communities; enhance or expand existing volunteer programming; and provide a way to recognize employees for outstanding service in the community. Companies already taking advantage of the CVC include, Alcoa, Google, UPMC, Sapa, Omnyx, Highmark, Eat’n Park, BNY Mellon, The Port Authority of Allegheny County, and TiER1 Performance Solutions, among others.
Business professionals who are interested in creating and celebrating the achievements of internal volunteer programs are encouraged to attend. First meeting attendance by a company representative is at no cost and a light breakfast will be provided.
The CVC is proud to feature a presentation by Bethany Ruhe, Senior Manager, Public Relations at Direct Energy. Direct Energy’s growing employee volunteer program is incorporating a tremendous feature this year that will connect employees through a new technology that will allow for increased internal dialogue and ultimately, increased motivation. Ms. Ruhe was instrumental in bringing the Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award to Pittsburgh two year ago. Please join us for what is sure to be a motivational and informative first meeting of the CVC for 2013.
The agenda for Tuesday, January 22nd is as follows:
7:45am Open networking – Breakfast provided
8:15am Guest Presenter: Bethany Ruhe
8:45am Questions/Open Discussion
9:30am Wrap up
For those interested in attending this meeting of the Corporate Volunteer Council of Pittsburgh, please RSVP at, contact Vivian Lee Croft,, or call 412-471-2144.
For more information on the CVC, go to

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