CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa
Nov. 16, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Cargill was recently selected as the "Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Philanthropic Organization" recipient from the Association of Fundraising Professionals of East Central Iowa. Cargill was nominated by the United Way of East Central Iowa.
"It's great to see Cargill, one of our many outstanding volunteers, be recognized," said
, United Way of East Central Iowa's volunteer manager. "Nonprofits could not make it without the help of volunteers in
and surrounding areas."
The AFP shared that the purpose of
National Philanthropy Day
is to recognize and celebrate philanthropy's role in the enrichment of our world and to honor the people and organizations in the philanthropic community whose gifts of time, expertise, and resources have made
a better place.
"At Cargill, we recognize that our continued success depends on the health and growth of the communities in which we live and do business,"
Cargill Corn Milling
"We are honored to receive this award and could not have been successful without all of our Cargill team members and our truly outstanding group of volunteers."
The AFP held their annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon on
at the National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library in
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 142,000 people in 65 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to sharing its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business. For more information, visit