ETS Awarded a 2010 Toastmasters Corporate Sponsor Award
Dave Hobson to receive the award on behalf of ETS
- Christine Betaneli
- Christine Betaneli
Princeton, N.J. (April 30, 2010) —
Since 1997, Educational Testing Service (ETS) has been a corporate sponsor of Toastmasters Clubs, providing meeting space and equipment, paying membership dues and contributing to Toastmasters community outreach initiatives. In recognition of the continued support for this communication and leadership program, Toastmasters has honored ETS with a 2010 Corporate Sponsor Award, an honor given to a select group of sponsors each year.
Dave Hobson, ETS Corporate Secretary, was presented with the award on April 29, 2010, by Michael Notaro, Second Vice President of Toastmasters International, during his visit to ETS corporate headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey. Notaro's visit to ETS is part of a week-long tour of the Toastmasters clubs throughout the district. Governed by ETS Toastmaster, Lauren Kuik, District 38 has 135 clubs with 3,600 members from central and southern New Jersey to western and northern Pennsylvania.
"ETS has consistently gone above and beyond to create opportunities for its employees, regional Toastmasters members and the greater community," said Notaro. "Toastmasters International is grateful for the ongoing support and continued expansion of the communications and leadership goals of our organization."
Beyond the corporate sponsorship, ETS also supports Toastmasters activities that extend to the community. Sponsored by the Princeton Toastmasters and ETS Princeton Clubs, Toastmasters Youth Leadership is an eight-week program that teaches leadership and communication skills to children ages 6 – 17 and this year has an enrollment of 140 students.
"ETS has shown great support for the Toastmasters communication and leadership program by sponsoring clubs at both the Princeton and San Antonio offices," said Kuik, a Test Creation Admin-Lead for ETS. "We are grateful to ETS for providing this professional development opportunity and look forward to the continued success of this program."
Kuik was recognized by ETS as the February Volunteer of the Month. Her commitment to community outreach and leadership goes beyond her work with the Toastmasters Clubs and the Toastmasters Youth Leadership program. Kuik is also a trustee of the Teal Tea Foundation, an organization ETS employees recently launched to educate the public about ovarian cancer. She also donates her time to the ETS Sing Along, Sign Along holiday chorus group which performs annually at local nursing homes.
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. The organization currently has 250,000 members in 12,500 clubs in 106 countries. Since its founding 85 years ago in October 1924, the organization has helped more than four million men and women give presentations with poise and confidence. For more information on local Toastmasters clubs visit www.toastmasters.org.
At nonprofit ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® test and The Praxis Series™ assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide.