Mission 500 Reveals 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility, Humanitarian Award Winners

The charitable organization will host an awards ceremony at the Venetian Hotel on April 7 during ISC West.

MIAMI – Mission 500, a charitable organization engaging security professionals to sponsor children in need in the U.S. and abroad, has announced the winners of its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Humanitarian awards.

Following are the winners as described by Mission 500:

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award – Alliance Security receives the 2016 Mission 500 CSR award, which honors companies in the security industry that dedicate significant volunteer time and resources to help those in need. With a mission to look beyond profits and the bottom line, Alliance Security views building stronger communities as an extension of its responsibility to help better protect families. To that end, the Cranston, R.I.-based integration firm fosters long-term relationships with nonprofits focused in three core areas: ending and preventing domestic violence; bridging the opportunity gap for urban youth; and assisting low-income families.

Employees are involved in all facets of Alliance Security’s non-profit partnerships, including volunteering at organization and community events, and supporting families in need by purchasing, wrapping and delivering toys and clothes to more than 50 children each December.

Perhaps the most significant impact Alliance Security has had on its community is through its efforts in the area of domestic violence. Recognizing the seriousness of domestic violence, the company offers free alarm systems and monitoring to victims through Friends of RICADV, a program the company started to support non-profit Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence. To date, the program has provided more than 55 domestic violence victims statewide with the added security and peace of mind these systems deliver. The financial and personnel support Alliance Security has offered have helped elevate RICADV’s ability to achieve its mission of supporting and enhancing the work of its member agencies and providing leadership on the issue of domestic violence.

Past winners of the CSR Award include Fluent Home, Protection 1, Pelco by Schneider Electric, Vivint and Convergint Technologies.

Humanitarian Award – Sean Sportun receives the 2016 Mission 500 Humanitarian Award, which honors individuals in the security industry who make important contributions to those in need.

In addition to his position as a manager, security and loss prevention, for Toronto-based Mac’s Convenience Stores, Sportun is dedicated to community safety in the province of Ontario. He joined the Board of Directors of Toronto Crime Stoppers in 2002 and currently serves as the organization’s vice chair.

Sean Sportun

During his time with Crime Stoppers, Sportun has played an integral role in the successful development of programs like Cash for Guns, Awareness on the Sale of Contraband Tobacco to Minors, Student Crime Stoppers, Bank Card Fraud Awareness and Retail Crime Stoppers.

Recognizing the need for the Crime Stoppers message to reach farther into the community as a more a proactive approach to crime, he developed and championed a Community Street Team consisting of Board members and student volunteers. Launched in the summer of 2005, the Street Team attended numerous community events, including picnics, town hall meetings and events held in high-crime areas to promote Crime Stoppers and educate the public on ways they can stop crime while remaining anonymous. The initiative has proven highly effective at increasing the number of tips Crime Stoppers receives and enhancing community awareness. Every year since 2004, Sportun has helped support this program by serving as chair of Toronto Crime Stoppers’ annual golf tournament. As one of the organization’s major revenue-generating events, the tournament helps sustain the programs’ financial obligations to pay rewards to tipsters.

Most recently, Sportun led a partnership with Canadian comic book hero Captain Canuck to raise awareness of community safety across Canada.

“We are pleased to honor Alliance Security and Sean Sportun with these awards based on their tireless work and dedication to improving their communities,” said George Fletcher, Advisory Council Member/Volunteer, Mission 500. “Each year, people and companies in the security marketplace give generously of their time and support to those who are most in need. This year’s winners deserve our thanks and serve as role models for all of us to continue these vital efforts.”

Past winners of the Humanitarian Award include Anne Glickstein, Charles “Dom” D’Ascoli, Alan Forman, Mary Jensby, Barb Holliday and Michael Keegan.

The 2016 CSR and Humanitarian awards will be presented on April 7 during ISC West in Las Vegas. The ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. in the Artist Registration Area of the Venetian Hotel.

To learn more about the organization, visit mission500.org.

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