A Wider Circle Recognizes Arne Sorenson with Distinguished Corporate Citizen Award


September 28th, 2020

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A Wider Circle Recognizes Arne Sorenson with Distinguished Corporate Citizen Award

On Sept. 26, local nonprofit A Wider Circle honored Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorenson with the organization’s 2020 Distinguished Corporate Citizen Award at its Virtual Community Ball. A Wider Circle’s mission is to end poverty in the local community through essential support services and workforce development programs.

A longtime partner of the organization, Marriott associates have volunteered with A Wider Circle to collect and donate professional clothing, staff the organization’s home essentials warehouse and develop preparation kits to equip and empower jobseekers with greater confidence during their interview process.

In his acceptance video, Arne stressed the need for the organization’s mission in our community, especially while facing the COVID-19 pandemic. “Poor socioeconomic status is a risk factor for contracting COVID-19,” Sorenson said. “From substandard housing conditions… to the chronic stress that comes from living on the margins in this country today, the odds are quite literally stacked against our nation’s poor as they try to navigate this health crisis. And that’s why A Wider Circle’s work is as important as ever.”

Watch Arne Sorenson’s acceptance video on YouTube here.