ALEXANDRIA, Virginia–May 7, 2015–Carney, Inc. has been named Alexandria’s Large Business Philanthropist of the Year by Volunteer Alexandria. Allen Price, Carney’s Chief Culture and Talent Officer and Executive Director of JAMTECH, accepted the award on behalf of the organization at a ceremony in Alexandria on May 6, 2015.
Carney was founded in 1994 with a single mission: to help individuals and organizations perform at the speed of need. “Carney believes that every individual has the ability to meet and exceed their potential and we endeavor to deliver services to enable this, and it is this belief that leads Carney to give back to the community, including founding JAMTECH where each year we teach over 500 local students how to build a video game in a day,” said Allen Price during the event.
One of Carney’s core values is to make a positive difference in people’s lives and we do this in part by giving back to the community at both the company and individual level. Carney has supported numerous programs over the years, including the Alexandria Educational Partnership Scholarship Fund, the City of Alexandria Commuter Challenge, and local sports teams. Each year, Carney employees spearhead internal charity events such as Food 4 Families, Toys for Tots, and Lee Denim Day.
Since 2010, Carney organizes and sponsors JAMTECH, a twice a year event held in Alexandria, VA. JAMTECH is the Premier Build a Game in a Day Event for Northern Virginia and DC Metro area students in elementary, middle, and high school where they work with professional programmers and digital artists to design and build a video game in one day. Carney also makes a limited number of internships available to JAMTECH participants throughout the Year.
In addition, Carney started a charitable foundation to provide scholarships and funding to promote learning, particularly learning with the use of technology. The goal is to promote Performance Acceleration©, which is the enhanced ability to learn and perform at the speed of need. Employees make up the foundation board and determine funding Recipients.
“We are honored and humbled to have our community efforts be recognized by Volunteer Alexandria. This recognition is an inspiration for us to continue to find more ways to partner with the Alexandria community,” concluded Allen Price.
Carney, Inc. is a Performance Acceleration® company providing Federal Government clients with a wide range of training, learning, and strategic human resource management services. Carney is dedicated to dramatically improving the job performance and critical mission accomplishment of individual employees, work teams, and entire organizations. Team Carney has been recognized with more than 200 industry awards for their work on behalf of Federal Government agencies. Learn more at www.teamcarney.com.
About Volunteer Alexandria
Volunteer Alexandria, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization, is your Community Resource for Volunteerism. Formerly known as the Alexandria Volunteer Bureau (AVB), we began in 1980, established by former Virginia state legislator Marian Van Landingham. Since its founding, Volunteer Alexandria has served as a link between individual and group volunteers and area nonprofit organizations and City agencies in need of support. Volunteer Alexandria works in partnership with nonprofits, government and the business community to inspire people to volunteer, and to engage volunteers in activities that in turn strengthen our community. Visit handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org for more.
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