The Port of Tacoma recognizes strong, supportive relationships with customers and stakeholders by honoring three with the third annual Summit Awards at the Port’s 2014 Annual Breakfast.
This category of leadership, Livable Community, recognizes a project, program or initiative that made a positive contribution to Pierce County through social responsibility. Criteria include philanthropy and charitable giving, community service and employee volunteering, community engagement and outreach, and employee development.
Livable Community Awarded to the Transportation Club of Tacoma
The Transportation Club of Tacoma, founded in 1926, serves Tacoma and Pierce County charitable organizations, while educating and connecting the transportation industry. Since 1999, the Transportation Club of Tacoma has raised more than $1 million in food purchases for the Emergency Food Network to help feed the hungry in our community. The club also has distributed $145,000 in scholarships in the past 10 years and the Spring Open Charity Golf Tournament last May raised $15,000 to be shared between Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Habitat for Humanity. Support for those two organizations has also included donations of toiletries and bandages for patients and their families, as well as volunteers at a Habitat for Humanity job site.