Community Affairs

The Kodak Cares Partners in the Community program encourages employee volunteerism. Many of our employees worldwide dedicate their personal time and skills to important organizations and causes. Kodak is committed to supporting and recognizing our employees for their leadership in our local communities.

Kodak Cares Partners in the Community

This initiative enables Kodak employees to take one day of paid leave per year to volunteer in their communities. The program also includes the Kodak Community Leaders Challenge, an opportunity for employees to nominate their colleagues based on volunteer work in their communities. Each awardee receives a grant for their organization in recognition of their service.

Kodak Community Leaders Challenge

3rd Annual Recipients - 2016

This year five employees were recognized as part of the third annual Kodak Cares – Community Leaders Challenge. Kodak employees around the globe nominated their colleagues and shared inspirational stories about how these leaders are making a difference within their communities.

To honor these employees for their community service, Kodak donated a $2,000 grant to the organization where each recipient volunteers their time. The following employees were recognized as part of this year’s program:

Tim Bader
Master Production Planner, CFD Specialty Chemicals, Rochester, New York
Tim was nominated for his work with St. Mary and St. Mark’s Catholic Churches where he serves in multiple leadership roles. He has been very involved with outreach efforts and support for Hispanic immigrants working in the area, including a drive to collect warm clothing for those in need.

Mike Buker
Software Engineer, EISD Controller Development, Dayton, OH
Mike was nominated for his extensive volunteer work. For over 22 years Mike has dedicated his time to leading mission trips associated with the Central Presbyterian Church. The volunteers have been involved in a variety of service projects, ranging from disaster recovery efforts to soup kitchens.

Sue Hall
Operations Manager, PSD USPO Columbus Plate Manufacturing, Columbus, GA
Sue was nominated for her commitment to the United Way of Chattahoochee Valley and for her role in helping to establish the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC). Sue has been involved with several WLC service projects, including clothing drives, organizing a glamour day for adults with disabilities, and working to making improvements to a 24-bed facility for disadvantaged women and children.

Russell Keilty
Lead Planner, EISD WW IPS Supply Chain, Croxley Green, UK
Russell was nominated for his efforts in support of ALS charities. In addition, he worked to generate funds for Signpost Counseling, a local organization focused on youth counseling, coaching and mentoring programs.

David Weill
Product Support Manager, EISD IL Testing & Support, Israel
David was recognized for several of his volunteer commitments. He dedicates a great deal of his time to Leket Israel, an organization focused on collecting leftover food from restaurants and banquet halls for those in need. David also coordinates fruit picking outings at farms and orchards where volunteers collect and distribute unused fruit.