Constellation Brands has received the 2014 Chicago Cares Corporate Partner Star Award for outstanding community service in Chicago.  Chicago Cares recently recognized Constellation Brands at its Cheers to Our Volunteers event on Dec. 1, 2014 in Chicago for the company’s ongoing commitment to providing its employees with opportunities to make a difference in the city where they work.
In July, Chicago Cares paired Constellation Brands with Shields Elementary School in Brighton Park.  For two days, more than 200 Constellation employees rolled up their sleeves to paint, landscape and beautify the school, resulting in an increased sense of pride for school staff, students and the greater community.
“At Constellation, we believe that volunteerism and our partnership with Chicago Cares strengthens the core values of our most important asset – our people,” said Jim Ryan, SVP of corporate affairs for Constellation Brands Beer Division.
“Constellation Brands is a valued partner and a leader in providing their employees with opportunities to work together to make significant improvements in Chicago.” said Jenné Myers, CEO, Chicago Cares.
Constellation Brands is continuing its work at Shields Elementary this winter.
Constellation Brands Beer Division is the exclusive brewer, marketer and supplier of a growing portfolio of high-end, iconic, imported beer brands for the U.S. market.  The portfolio includes Corona Extra (the #1 imported beer in the U.S. and #5 beer overall), Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, Pacifico and Victoria beer brands. The Beer Division also imports the Tsingtao beer brand in the U.S. For more information, visit
Chicago Cares connects people, communities and causes through volunteerism. As the city’s leading nonprofit service organization, Chicago Cares has engaged more than 500,000 volunteers through 250 monthly programs, corporate programming and annual events. It is the only nonprofit that addresses needs across the full spectrum—from hunger to education to job readiness—by nimbly creating impactful, hands-on programming benefiting hundreds of community nonprofits. In the process, Chicago Cares empowers people to lead and transforms the city for good by offering a platform for collaboration, civic engagement and long-term change. For more information, visit