Louis Berger was recognized by NJBIZ as one of six finalists for the Corporate Citizen of the Year Award. The Corporate Citizen of the Year Award is a category in the Business of the Year Awards, which is hosted annually to recognize the state’s most dynamic businesses and leaders committed to professional excellence, business growth and community engagement.

The award was based on corporate gifts, philanthropy and community service. Some of the highlights from Louis Berger’s 2016 submission included the Give Back campaign, which raised more than $42,000 for Red Cross/Red Crescent; a global Dress for Success campaign; and the National Park Service (NPS) centennial “Explorers Wanted” campaign, which encouraged Louis Berger employees to explore, photograph and volunteer at national parks throughout the country.

Louis Berger also supports educational endeavors including scholarships, fellowships and internships around the world, from Rutgers University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology in New Jersey to Kabul University, the American University of Afghanistan and the International Road Federation.

Additionally, local community service projects have included a long-time commitment supporting service programs such as the Interfaith Food Pantry, Homeless Solutions, local Salvation Army holiday toy drives, annual coat drives and fundraising for the Morristown Market Street Mission.

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