Two Ten Social Impact Award
The Two Ten Social Impact Award is an “occasional” award that recognizes an individual or company who makes giving back to the community a priority. The honoree has taken extraordinary steps to deepen Two Ten Footwear Foundation’s social impact and expand our historic and compassionate “pass the hat” spirit of the footwear community, in order to positively change the lives of footwear employees and their families who need a helping hand. This is a new award for 2015 that gives Two Ten an opportunity to recognize individuals and companies who display a deep affinity with Two Ten’s legacy and champion fresh thinking and philanthropic leadership today and into the future.
2015 Social Impact Awardee – Kevin Donahue, Quabaug Corporation
In recognition of Kevin Donahue’s strides to give back to the community and to deepen Two Ten’s social impact and “pass the hat” spirit, Kevin will be the first recipient of the Social Impact Award. Kevin Donahue, Quabaug Corporation, became a lifetime member of Two Ten in 1983, and joined the Two Ten Board in 1995, serving as an active member of the Endowment Committee, Finance Committee, and Membership Committees. In addition, he served as Chair of the Scholarship Committee from 2001 to 2011. Kevin continues to remain involved, helping to raise over $360K for Two Ten’s Footwear Warriors Scholarship, a scholarship fund developed exclusively for military Veterans working within the footwear industry.
As retired Chairman and CEO of Quabaug Corporation, Kevin has a history supporting U.S. troops through his work. He continues to work on Vibram’s Advisory Board as a global partner and serves as Vibram’s Chief Coaching Officer. Quabaug is proud to be the largest U.S. supplier of Vibram outsoles to the U.S military. Kevin will be honored with the Social Impact Award for his deep affinity to Two Ten’s legacy and philanthropic leadership today, and into the future.
He and his wife Carol also have endowed scholarships at Middlebury College and Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, RI.