Monday, December 13, 2010

The Office Depot Foundation Honors SCORE's Mark Dobosz with Listen, Learn, Care Award

Last Friday, the Office Depot Foundation presented the Listen, Learn, Care Award to Mark Dobosz, executive director of The SCORE Foundation and vice president of development at SCORE "Counselors to America’s Small Business," for his outstanding creativity, innovation and achievement in serving the community of mankind.

Dobosz received the Listen, Learn, Care Award at the fourth annual Office Depot Foundation Tropical Holiday Celebration on Dec. 10, 2010. This annual event celebrated the outstanding work of the Office Depot Foundation, and featured the presentation of the annual Listen, Learn, Care Award to five exceptional individuals.

Mark Dobosz has spent more than 26 years working in a variety of leadership roles and areas for nonprofit organizations. He has been responsible for developing new fundraising programs, as well as expanding several annual giving, planned giving and special-event programs. Mark has helped raise more than $27 million for the organizations he has served.

"Mark Dobosz has demonstrated foresight and vision for SCORE’s future through his commitment to SCORE fundraising," said SCORE CEO Ken Yancey. "He has tirelessly worked to ensure that the message of securing outside support becomes widespread across SCORE.

"Mark has been integral to SCORE’s effort to expand its mission of serving small businesses across America and building the economic strength of local communities."

About The SCORE Foundation
The mission of The SCORE Foundation is to support and leverage the work of SCORE by soliciting, investing and managing resources for the benefit of SCORE. Learn more about The SCORE Foundation at

Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 8.5 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small-business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. More than 13,000 business experts volunteer as mentors in 350 chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education to help grow 1 million small businesses.

For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800-634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you.

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SOURCES: Office Depot Foundation, SCORE, The SCORE Foundation

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