"On a corporate level, in the past year, Sanjay co-founded US2020 and committed 20% of the US SanDisk workforce to participate in the national STEM engagement program."
"With his leadership, SanDisk launched its 25th Anniversary Celebration through Service, a year-long volunteerism campaign; in which Sanjay set the goal of 100% employee participation, and over $1.65 million raised in volunteer and cash matching funds.
"Lastly, Sanjay supported the creation of the SanDisk Scholars Fund, which will support underrepresented populations pursuing a STEM-related education."
Accepting the honor at an event in East Palo Alto, California, Mehrotra said: "Getting involved in our local communities through charitable contributions and employee volunteerism is a cornerstone of SanDisk's culture.
"I am so encouraged by the level of employee volunteerism and philanthropic support, especially this year, during SanDisk's 25th Anniversary; and I look forward to increasing SanDisk's philanthropic support in the coming years."
Four other companies were also recognized at the event this week. Microsoft was given the "Community Champions Award," Hewlett-Packard and the Taproot Foundation were joint recipients of the "Impact Award," Levi Strauss & Co. won the "Global Citizen Award," and StubHub was recognized as the organization's "Company of the Year." (PTI)