Chicago - The American Meat Institute (AMI) tonight honored Burke Corporation of Nevada, Iowa, with the Edward C. Jones Community Service Award. The award was announced during the 2003 Chairman's Gala at the Field Museum in Chicago.
C. Jones Community Service Award is presented
annually to a company that exhibits the same
commitment to community service as the late Ed
Jones of Jones Dairy Farm.
Corporation and its President Bill Burke Jr.
have made substantial contributions of money
and time to the Nevada, Iowa, community. Burke
Corporation recently made the third
contribution in a five-year commitment to the
SCORE project, which is building Nevada, Iowa's
athletic and sports complex.
important than money is time. Burke employees
are actively engaged in events like the
Jaycees' community bike ride, the Summer Pops
Concert, youth sports programs and Lincoln
Highway Days. Burke also supports the Story
County Hospital, the Leukemia Society of
America, the United Negro College Fund, the
American Heart Association, Red Cross and
United Way. Needy people in the community also
have come to rely on Burke's generosity at the
local food pantry.
In addition, the
company believes that community involvement is
an essential corporate value and allows
employees to volunteer on company time. The
company's exemplary record of service was noted
when President Bill Burke this summer was
honored with the Nevada Chamber of Commerce
Community Involvement Award.
Corporation and Bill Burke are models of
community service," said AMI Chairman Richard
Searer, group vice president, Kraft Foods North
America and president, Oscar Mayer, Pizza &
Food Service. "Tonight we join the citizens of
Nevada, Iowa, in extending our thanks and
AMI represents the
interests of packers and processors of beef,
pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and their
suppliers throughout North America. Together,
AMI's members produce 95 percent of the beef,
pork, lamb and veal products and 70 percent of
the turkey products in the United States.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute
provides legislative, regulatory, public
relations, technical, scientific and
educational services to the industry. Its
affiliate, the AMI Foundation, is a separate
501(c)3 organization that conducts research,
education and information projects for the
American Meat Institute Honors Burke Corporation With 2003 Edward C. Jones Community Service AwardSaturday, November 1, 2003
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