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July 19, 2012
Safelite CEO Recognized for Civic Contributions
From a Safelite press release:
Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Safelite AutoGlass®, the nation's largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, was honored alongside Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and his wife Fran during a special Star Award Gala, on June 14, 2012, by the Ohio Cancer Research Associates. Both were recognized for their civic and philanthropic contributions as well as support of Ohio Cancer Research Associates.
Judy Collins, who has released more than 40 albums and has had numerous Top 10 hits, served as the special performer. The event raised $150,000 with 340 people in attendance. Feeney has been with Columbus-based Safelite AutoGlass® for 24 years, becoming president and CEO in 2008. He is a leader who encourages employees to give back to their local community through both donations of time and money and leads by example.
Safelite® employs roughly 10,000 people, all of whom have an opportunity to use Safelite's Annual Volunteer Day when they can volunteer anywhere they wish and still receive a full-day's pay.
Personally, Feeney serves on the board of CAPA, the Columbus Partnership, Champions of the Community Inc. and Ronald McDonald House Charities. He has previously served on the boards of the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus and the parents boards of Otterbein University and Kenyon College. Under Feeney's leadership, Safelite® has been recognized with several other philanthropic honors, including the Medical Mutual 2011 and 2012 Pillar Award for Community Service.
"It was a humbling experience to be honored by the Ohio Cancer Research Associates. I thank them for the award and for their efforts to fight cancer - a disease that has touched us all," Feeney said. "Together, we can make a big impact on the well-being of the communities where we live and work."
About the Ohio Cancer Research Associates
Ohio Cancer Research Associates is an independent statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to the cure and prevention of the many forms of cancer and the reduction of its debilitating effects through aggressive basic seed money research, public information and awareness. Ohio Cancer Research Associates is not affiliated with any other organization. Over $17 million has been spent on cancer awareness and seed money projects. Of that amount $6.4 million in seed money provided by Ohio Cancer Research Associates has generated over $158.8 million in new money from other sources to continue basic cancer research on projects initially funded. For more information, visit www.ohiocancer.org.
About Safelite AutoGlass®
Safelite AutoGlass®, founded in 1947, is the nation's leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, providing mobile service to more than 95 percent of the U.S. population in all 50 states. The Columbus, Ohio-based company employs nearly 10,000 people across the United States and served 4.4 million customers last year. For more information, visit www.safelite.com.