FedEx Receives 2014 Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Award from Memphis Interfaith
Jeana Littrell, Vice President of Employment Litigation at FedEx Express, recently accepted the Memphis Interfaith 2014 “Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Award” on behalf of FedEx at the 8th Annual Interfaith Dinner in Memphis. Memphis Mayor AC Wharton and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell presented the award to FedEx during the program. Members of the Multi-Faith Network at FedEx were also in attendance and provided tremendous support for the event.
In announcing the award, FedEx was recognized for being a great place to work, a thoughtful steward of the environment, and a caring citizen in the communities we serve, deploying resources to help those in need and supporting strategic investments in education, health and diversity, and local projects that enhance community well-being. Also recognized were the thousands of hours of volunteer service and millions of dollars in contributions made annually by FedEx team members around the world.
The annual Interfaith dinner is a nonsectarian diversity event that was initiated in 2007 when Memphis-area Muslims invited people of many faiths to fellowship and break bread together at day’s end. Past award recipients have included the Memphis Commercial Appeal’s David Waters, Mayor AC Wharton, and local faith congregations for their work in bringing together faith communities in celebration of diversity and inclusion.
The Multi-Faith Network at FedEx also recently supported the “Stop Hunger Now” program where Network members joined more than 200 Memphis-area volunteers in packaging 53,000 meals for hungry children around the world. Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief agency that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger for more than 15 years.
The mission of the Multi-Faith Network at FedEx is to promote inter-faith understanding among employees; and increase awareness, respect and tolerance of all religions/faiths in the workplace through education, information, activities and events that foster inclusion and promote the value of all employees. The group serves under the guidance of the FedEx Express Vice Presidents Diversity Council. Jeana Littrell and Don Colvin (Vice President of Properties and Facilities at FedEx Express), serve as executive sponsors of the Network on the Diversity Council. Employees at all FedEx OpCos are welcome to join the Multi-Faith Network. The group’s chairperson is Saad Kidwai.