Serve Indiana Honors Outstanding Hoosier Volunteers

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Serve Indiana Honors Outstanding Hoosier Volunteers



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INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 22, 2017) — The State of Indiana, through its volunteer service commission, Serve Indiana, selected eight outstanding Hoosiers and organizations to be recognized for service to the community. The Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence are Indiana’s most prestigious annual awards celebrating the accomplishments of dedicated volunteers and service members.

Nominations were submitted from around the state, and the winners were selected by a panel of Serve Indiana Commissioners, community volunteers and previous award winners. Winners were celebrated with an awards ceremony on Nov. 9, 2017, at the Indiana State House where more than 70 guests joined the celebration. The following local company received a 2017 Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence award:

Corporate Volunteer Award
Old National Bancorp, the holding company of Old National Bank has been recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute for six consecutive years. Old National has a long history of serving their communities. Since 2005, their employees have served more than half a million volunteer hours! "100 Men Who Cook" is their signature fundraising event, which relies heavily on the volunteer efforts of their employees – and the collaborative spirit of the communities they serve – for its great success, which has raised more than $4 million for charities within their footprint. The initial "100 Men Who Cook" was presented by Old National in Terre Haute, Ind., back in 2009. In total, Old National has hosted 48 of these events throughout the bank’s footprint, raising more than $4.4 million for 32 charities.

Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence Winners


About Serve Indiana
Serve Indiana, a division of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, strives to be a statewide public champion for service, a strong local, regional and national partner, an efficient grant maker, and a broker of new and increased federal and state resources allocated towards service and volunteerism. Serve Indiana’s mission is to advance service and volunteerism by informing, connecting, and promoting opportunities and resources that enrich the lives of Hoosiers.  For more information, visit

About the Indiana Department of Workforce Development
DWD serves the worker and the employer to ensure workplace success. DWD is committed to innovating and invigorating Indiana’s economic future by providing WorkOne Career Centers, Unemployment Insurance, Labor Market Information, Regional Workforce Strategies and Professional Training. Through these services, DWD is able to develop a premier workforce that enables Indiana employers to flourish and entices businesses from outside our state to relocate to Indiana.


For additional information, contact:

Naejla Walton, 317-234-8845,

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