Every year, Corporate Voices for Working Families recognizes its outstanding partners and thanks them for the guidance and support they have provided in helping us reach our mission. This year, we are pleased to honor Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Marriott International, Inc, and PNC Financial Services Group. All three will receive a “2010 Sticking Your Neck Out Award,” to be presented tonight, Wednesday, May 5, at the Awards Dinner on the first day of our annual meeting.

We are also honored to recognize the significant contributions and achievements of our “2010 Non-Profit of the Year Award” winner, Georgetown 2010.

We will present the Bright Horizons Family Solutions award to Dave Lissy, chief executive officer, for his participation and guidance in Corporate Voices’ Innovative Workplace Flexibility Options for Hourly Workers study, and for the ongoing engagement and support that we receive from Bright Horizons Family Solutions for our workplace flexibility and other initiatives.

Marriott’s award will be presented to Nina Madoo, senior director of workplace strategies, for her participation in Corporate Voices’ Innovative Workplace Flexibility Options for Hourly Workers study, her principled leadership in the corporate community on workforce readiness issues, and for her continuous support of Corporate Voices throughout our history. Marriott was also recognized yesterday as one of the Best Companies for Hourly Workers.

Kathleen D’Appolonia, senior vice president of workplace solutions, PNC Financial Services, will also receive a Corporate Voices “Sticking Your Neck Out Award” for her participation in our Innovative Workplace Flexibility Options for Hourly Workers study, and for PNC’s generous contribution of management skills training for Corporate Voices staff.

We will present the “2010 Non-Profit of the Year Award” to Katie Corrigan, co-director, for her outstanding leadership in the field of workplace flexibility. She has created a deep substantive knowledge-base on this subject, and has engaged a diverse range of stakeholders, including business and labor, in thoughtful dialogue about common-sense workplace flexibility public policies. Among other accomplishments Georgetown 2010 has helped to lay the groundwork for implementing meaningful policy solutions over the next decade.

Congratulations to all our award winners today, who have done so much to help further Corporate Voices’ mission and to improve the lives of working families!