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Philanthropy & Volunteerism

Excellence in Volunteerism

The Excellence in Volunteerism Award is designed to recognize Corning employees who go above and beyond by volunteering their free time at eligible nonprofit organizations.

Employees who volunteer on a regular basis are not only providing their valuable time and talents to an organization, they are also helping to strengthen Corning communities, solve problems, and improve the lives of others. We recognize excellence in volunteerism through our Excellence in Volunteerism Award. This award recognizes employees’ contributions and rewards the causes they care about most.


Program highlights

  • Active part-time and full-time U.S. Corning employees nominate another employee for an Excellence in Volunteerism Award.
  • Only one nomination per employee can be accepted.
  • Excellence in Volunteerism Award recipients will receive a $1,000 grant to donate to the eligible nonprofit organization of their choice.
  • Nominations run first business day in May, with winners announced in September.
  • 50 recipients will be selected, with 25 representing the Corning Valley and 25 representing other Corning business locations, including up to five remote employees.
  • Employees may not receive the award two years in a row, and no more than five employees will be selected from a single U.S. location.

Applications must include:

  • Corning Incorporated employee nominator full name, employee ID, email, phone number, business segment, business location and position/job title.
  • Corning Incorporated employee nominee full name, employee ID, email, phone number, business segment, business location and position/job title.
  • A short essay (250-word maximum) describing the volunteerism activities of the nominee  

Award Recipients

2021 | 2022 | 2023


*Corning Community Impact & Investment does not provide funding to any organization that has a written policy of discrimination. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination based on race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, domestic partner status, disability or veteran’s status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance. Organizations that serve a specifically defined population, per their mission, would not be considered discriminatory.