Save The Bay Named Nonprofit of the Year by ACG

November 20, 2008

ACG San Francisco was proud to present its Non-Profit of the Year Award and the Growth Company of the Year Award at its annual Awards Luncheon on November 20 in San Francisco. The ACG Annual Award Luncheon honors organizations that have exhibited leadership, growth, strategic clarity, social responsibility and success. Companies are nominated and vetted through a diligent process of research and management interviews.

Accepting the award for Non-Profit of the Year was David Lewis, Executive Director of Save The Bay. Save The Bay has worked tirelessly to protect San Francisco Bay and educate the public on the Bay’s fragile ecosystem. Mr. Lewis highlighted several of the organization’s achievements of the past four decades which have included the establishment in the 1960s of a Bay Conservation and Development Commission as a state agency that became the first coastal protection agency in the U.S.; the defeat of several Bay fill proposals in the 1980s that would have drastically reduced shoreline; amending the San Francisco City Charter to require voter approval for all large Bay fill projects; and the launching numerous programs with various Bay Area partners to continually educate the public, reestablish wetlands, and prevent pollution.

Dan Nye, CEO of LinkedIn, accepted the award for 2008 Growth Company of the Year. LinkedIn has experienced phenomenal growth over the past few years and today is one of the fastest growing professional networking sites. Since joining the company in early 2007, Mr. Nye has led the company’s growth from 8 million members to over 30 million members today. Approximately half of those members reside outside the U.S. Mr. Nye attributes LinkedIn’s success to its ability to rapidly scale its infrastructure while continuing to add new sources of revenue. Membership continues to flourish as new applications and tools are added to the site that make interaction and networking easier, more fun, and certainly more valuable particularly in current economic times.

About Save The Bay ( Save The Bay is the oldest and largest organization working exclusively to protect, restore and celebrate San Francisco Bay. As the Bay’s leading champion since 1961, Save The Bay is committed to making the Bay cleaner and healthier for people and wildlife. Save The Bay wages and wins effective advocacy campaigns to increase public access to the Bay, establish 100,000 acres of healthy wetlands around the Bay, and protect the Bay from today’s greatest threats: pollution and urban sprawl.

About LinkedIn ( LinkedIn is an online network of more than 30 million experienced professionals from around the world. LinkedIn takes your personal business network online giving access to people, job and opportunities like never before. Built upon trusted connections and relationships, LinkedIn has established the world’s largest and most powerful business network.

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