Averitt Express, a provider of freight transportation and supply chain management, was recently recognized as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Employee Giving Partner of the Year.
The award was presented to Cookeville, Tenn.-based Averitt in recognition of its associates’ support of St. Jude over the last 20 years.
Since 1990, Averitt associates have made more than $2.8 million in donations to St. Jude through Averitt Cares for Kids, the company’s 100 percent associate-funded charity. Through this charity, Averitt associates completed an endowment to fund the initial construction of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Clinic at St. Jude, and they continue to provide financial support with annual donations to the hospital. Averitt Cares for Kids presented St. Jude with a donation of $350,000 in 2009.
“Averitt associates have always placed the utmost importance on giving back to the communities in which we live and work,” said Gary Sasser, Averitt’s president and CEO. “We truly believe that there is no better way for us to accomplish that than through our support of St. Jude. Being recognized as the Employee Giving Partner of the Year is an extraordinary honor for us.”