Distinguished Corporation/Foundation Award
Corporations, businesses, foundations, and organizations have discovered that investing in Truman State University is also investing in their future, and the Corporation/Foundation Award recognizes corporations, foundations, and organizations for exemplary support to the University and its students. Some examples of collaborative efforts include recruitment of Truman interns and graduates, participation in lectures and seminars, intellectual exchanges, research alliances and financial support.
2016 Distinguished Corporation/Foundation Award Recipient:
Ernst and Young
Truman State University is pleased to honor Ernst and Young (EY) with the 2016 Distinguished Corporation/Foundation Award.
EY believes in building a better working world, and one way it does this is by investing in education to ensure that future generations have the skills required for societies to thrive. That’s why it makes the perfect partner for a liberal arts and sciences school like Truman that works hard to prepare its graduates for lives that matter.
A global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, EY is an important partner to Truman State University. In addition to direct charitable support provided by the company, the University benefits from EY’s generous matching gift program which increases the impact of gifts its employees make to Truman.
Not only does EY recruit Truman’s smart and talented graduates on a regular basis, many of its employees also give their time and talents to help prepare Truman students through learning experiences that range from job shadowing to internships. Each fall, EY comes to campus to recruit for summer internships and full-time job opportunities and again in the spring to recruit students for a summer leadership opportunity the company hosts for underclassmen.
Thanks to EY’s investment in Truman, the University has additional resources to invest in opportunities that inspire and transform young people. In 2009, Truman alumni and friends employed by the company established the Ernst and Young Accounting Excellence Fund which serves as a valuable resource for the University’s accounting program. One of the primary uses of the fund is to award annual scholarships to Truman accounting students to help perpetuate Truman’s outstanding tradition of producing high-quality graduates for public accounting.
Truman greatly values the mutually beneficial partnership it has with EY.
Past Recipients of the Distinguished Corporation/Foundation Award
- 2015: Shelter Insurance Companies
- 2014: Northeast Missouri State Bank
- 2013: Preferred Family Healthcare
- 2012: Sodexo
- 2011: State Farm Insurance
- 2010: Preferred Family Healthcare
- 2009: RiteCare Valley of Columbia
- 2008: Truman Bookstore-Barnes & Noble College Booksellers
- 2007: The Boeing Company
- 2006: AT&T