|[November 19, 2012]
Capella Education Company Receives 2012 Jefferson Award for Corporate Philanthropy
MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--
Education Company a provider of online post-secondary education
through its wholly owned subsidiary Capella
University, has been named a honoree for the 2012 Jefferson
Awards for its corporate philanthropic efforts. Capella will be honored
at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's 5th-annual Celebrate
Giving event on Nov. 29 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
"We are proud to be recognized as an honoree of the Jefferson Award,"
said Kevin Gilligan, Chief Executive Officer of Capella. "This
recognition is a reflection of the generous and giving spirit of the
Capella was selected as an honoree for its volunteer contributions in
several employee-led campaigns. The annual Together for Good employee
giving campaign - benefiting the United Way, Community Health Charities
of Minnesota, and the American Heart Association - raised the most money
in the history of Capella, totaling $219,150.55. The Capella Community
Connection (C3 (News - Alert)) is an employee-led volunteer initiative that organizes
and plans volunteer activities that supports the community, and provides
a means for Capella employees to be involved. A few of the organizations
include: the power lunch elementary school reading program Everybody
Wins! MN, and the Jeremiah
Program, which helps single mothers and their children
break the cycle of generational poverty.
One of the 12 honorees will be chosen at the event as the national
winner and will be invited to the national award ceremonies in
Other Jefferson Award honorees include: KARE 11, Deluxe Corp., and
About Capella Education Company
Founded in 1991, Capella Education Company is a leader in online
education, primarily through our wholly owned subsidiary Capella
University, a regionally accredited online university*. In addition,
Capella Education Company offers online education through Resource
Development International Ltd. (RDI), an independent provider of
United Kingdom (UK) university distance learning qualifications; and
a first-of-its-kind social education platform that offers students many
ways to learn by making free, credible, academic content available to
anyone, anywhere, at anytime.
Capella University (News - Alert) offers online graduate degree programs in business,
counseling, education, health administration, homeland security, human
resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit
management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration,
public health, public safety, and social work; and bachelor's degree
programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, and
public safety. These academic programs are designed to meet the needs of
working adults, combining high quality, competency-based curricula with
the convenience and flexibility of an online learning format. Currently,
Capella University offers 148 graduate and undergraduate specializations
and 22 certificate programs. Nearly 35,000 learners were enrolled as of
Sept. 30, 2012. For more information about Capella Education Company,
please visit http://www.capellaeducation.com.
For more information about Capella University, please visit http://www.capella.edu
or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).
* Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and
is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor,
Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu.
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