SUNNYVALE, Calif.-September 21,
2010-NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that Executive
Chairman Dan Warmenhoven has been selected by the Entrepreneurs
Foundation as the recipient of the 2010 Visionary Award for his
leadership in the funding, development, and staffing of the
community relations function at NetApp since the company was
founded. In addition, the Entrepreneurs Foundation selected NetApp
as a recipient of its Leadership Award based on the company's
community involvement program.
"Dan Warmenhoven has demonstrated his
commitment to corporate citizenship not only at NetApp but also in
the broader business community," said Diane Solinger, executive
director of the Entrepreneurs Foundation. "He is a vocal advocate
and supporter of the concept that a company's role in society goes
beyond providing jobs and paying taxes. Healthy communities and the
employees' well being matter to Dan as does business success. He is
chosen as this year's Visionary Award recipient because he not only
talks the talk but he walks the walk."
"It's an honor to be recognized by the
Entrepreneurs Foundation, an organization that has done so much to
inspire employees and companies alike to make a difference," said
Warmenhoven, previously chief executive officer of NetApp from
1994-2009. "These awards are attributable to my colleagues at
NetApp and our model-company philosophy. NetApp employees, not only
in the Bay Area but around the world, continue to do inspiring work
and demonstrate a true commitment to making a positive difference
in their communities."
The Entrepreneurs Foundation's Visionary
Award is given annually to an individual within the network who
best exemplifies the leadership efforts necessary to increase
corporate philanthropy and community involvement. The Leadership
Award is given annually to member companies that have demonstrated
a superior commitment to corporate community involvement. Programs
like NetApp's volunteer time-off initiative, which provides
employees with five paid days per year to volunteer in the
community, along with the more than $3 million in charitable
contributions made to nonprofit organizations and universities in
fiscal year 2010, were instrumental in NetApp being recognized with
the Leadership Award.
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to engaging companies of all sizes in corporate citizenship and
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Foundation's 880+ participating companies have created corporate
philanthropic foundations and corporate citizenship programs that
are making a positive impact in the social sector. Please visit
Entrepreneurs Foundation at www.efnational.org.
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