WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Walmart Foundation and Sam's Club have been chosen as this year's recipient for the prestigious Outstanding Corporate Supporter award given by The SCORE Foundation. SCORE, -www.SCORE.org- mentors to America's small business, serves over 350,000 clients annually and honors their most successful clients at The SCORE Foundation's 4th Annual SCORE Awards Gala celebrating excellence on Thursday, August 16th in New Orleans, LA. The Walmart Foundation and Sam's Club will be honored for demonstrating dedication, compassion and innovation for small business owners as Outstanding Corporate Supporter.
SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, "Despite a tough economic year, many small businesses were able to survive and thrive in part because of corporations like Sam's Club and the Walmart Foundation." Yancey adds, "Their donations, programs and community outreach are integral components to helping small businesses across the country. It is for these reasons that we recognize the Walmart Foundation and Sam's Club for being an outstanding corporate supporter."
The SCORE Foundation President Mark Dobosz says, "SCORE is a proud partner of both the Walmart Foundation and Sam's Club. The SCORE Awards celebrates and honors these organizations for their support of entrepreneurship in America."
About The SCORE Foundation: The mission of The SCORE Foundation is to support and leverage the work of SCORE by soliciting, investing and managing resources for the benefit of SCORE. Learn more about The SCORE Foundation at www.scorefoundation.org.
About SCORE: Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 9 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. More than 13,000 business experts volunteer as mentors in 364 chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education to help grow 1 million small businesses.
For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Visit SCORE at www.score.org. Connect with SCORE at www.facebook.com/SCOREFans, http://twitter.com/SCOREMentors.
Shalini Karnani – Communications Manager