| United Way
In 2013, SRNS employees and retirees raised $1,020,785 in donations for area United Way agencies during the 2013 SRNS Employee United Way Campaign, exceeding their goal by more than $43,000. An additional $200,000 was also presented by SRNS's parent companies, Fluor, Newport News Nuclear and Honeywell for a total contribution of $1,220,785.
Project VISION, Project CARE and Project SERVE
During the 2013 Aiken County United Way’s Project Vision program, a large number of SRNS employees use their day off to take on a project that will improve the living conditions of disadvantaged children, low-income senior citizens, the disabled or single parent homeowners.
Dozens of SRNS employees volunteered to complete 21 charitable projects to improve the lives of hundreds of citizens living throughout the Central Savannah River Area during this year’s Project Serve (Augusta, GA) and Project Care (Barnwell, SC). Both initiatives are part of the United Way’s “Days of Caring” program at SRS
Toys for Tots
In 2013, SRNS contributed $5,000 toward the 2013 Toys for Tots Program. SRS employees adopted over 570 Angels from the Salvation Army Angel Program and collected an approximate $15,000 combination of toys and clothes for needy children in the CSRA this year. Since 1991 employees at SRS have contributed over 225,000 toys.
During its 3rd annual Dash for Bikes and Trikes, SRNS employees formed 10 teams to raise $7,600 for the Toys for Tots program, enough to purchase 25 additional bikes and trikes over 2012 numbers.
CSRA Heart Walk
Over the past four years, SRNS employees contributed a total of $349,352 to the CSRA Heart Walk - $108,159 in 2010; $83,142 in 2011; $70,051 in 2012; and $88,000 in 2013.
Hiring Our Heros
SRNS participated in the 2013 Hiring Our Heroes Veterans event.
Aiken County Applied Research Center
The SRNS Board of Directors approved $3 million of corporate funding to expand the Aiken County-owned Applied Research Center, located adjacent to SRS. This expansion will make it easier for SRNL to partner with universities and private companies, and will also further Aiken County’s goal of creating jobs through the advancement of technology. The agreement between SRNS and Aiken County will add 6,435 square feet of finished laboratory space to the facility in the Savannah River Research Campus that adjoins SRS.
Advanced Manufacturing Training Center
SRNS donated $6,000 to Southern Carolina Alliance for the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center
Golden Harvest Food Bank
SRNS recently raised over $16,500 and collected about 33 barrels of food, during its annual, four-week food drive for the Golden Harvest Food Bank. SRNS made an additional $5,000 corporate donation for a total contribution of $21,500.
CSRA College Night
SRNS hosts CSRA College Night, where over 7,000 area high school students and educators from the CSRA meet with more than 150 college and university recruiters. SRNS contributed a $1,000 scholarship for one lucky student who attended the event.
SRNS Innovative Teaching Mini Grants Program
For five consecutive years, SRNS has offered the “Innovative “Teaching Mini Grants Program” to over 100 elementary and middleschool educators teaching science, mathematics and technology programs in the greater CSRA . SRNS has provided a total of $275,000 over the past five years to local elementary and middle school teachers.
Aiken Technical College
SRNS donated $50,000 and pledged another $100,000 towards the construction of Aiken Technical College’s (ATC) Center for Energy & Advanced Manufacturing
The Association of Fundraising Professionals
The Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Augusta Chapter honored SRNS with the Outstanding Corporation of the Year award on National Philanthropy Day.
SRNS senior executives and managers serve in leadership roles and on board of directors for over forty community, civic and non-profit organizations in the CSRA.