The Partner award goes to company that has most exceptionally partnered with the Red Cross in order to raise awareness of the Red Cross mission and to greatly expand the scope of service that the Red Cross is able to provide.
This year’s Partner Award goes to Episcopal Day School.
EDS Headmaster, Ned Murray, is a tremendous advocate for both the Red Cross and for establishing volunteerism among his students. He also serves as a mentor to the youth board. In addition encouraging community service, EDS and Dr. Murray have held Dress Down Days and Heroes Campaigns to raise funds in support of the Red Cross.
The collaboration between EDS and the Red Cross means that hundreds of young leaders are being groomed to establish early a lifetime of cause-driven service
Since 2011, EDS has very generously served the host for our Red Cross youth leadership conferences, or LDCs. The partnership has allowed Red Cross to greatly increase the number of children served at these conferences, going from 2 per year to 6 per year. EDS has given us full access to their campus, and their state-of-the-art technology, providing us with the perfect venue for teaching children about many aspects of leadership….including Public Speaking, anti-bullying, working as a team and basic first aid.
Over the last 2 years, EDS has hosted 12 Red Cross leadership conferences for elementary school and middle school students, serving over thirteen hundred (1300) children.
· Ned Murray serves as a mentor to the Youth Board and attend their meetings each month
· Ned Murray has led Heroes Campaign teams for the past 4 years