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Dear Alfred,

I am delighted to inform you that you have won a cash award for your charity in the 2010 Community Champion Awards.

The results you've achieved through volunteering in your community are inspiring. Your dedication strengthens the communities in which we do business, and you demonstrate in the clearest way the values that your colleagues at Thomson Reuters admire.

The amount of the award to your charity can be found in this document which lists all of this year's Community Champion Award winners, an impressive group of peers. We'll make a payment to the organization in the coming days.

Again, congratulations on your award and thank you for your hard work on behalf of your community. I am proud of your efforts and wish you and your charity much success.

All the best, Tom Glocer CEO, Thomson Reuters



What can U.S. $36,000 buy? Combined, that’s how much money this year’s Healthcare & Science Community Champions received for the non-profit groups to which they’ve dedicated their time.

Nine Healthcare & Science employees – or teams of employees – were named 2010 Thomson Reuters Community Champion winners for their outstanding community service. Over the next few weeks we’ll be profiling each of our winners – and the charities that will benefit even further because of their efforts.

Congratulations to Alfred Benjamin and the Devasitham Charitable Foundation. Alfred, manager, operations in Chennai, won one of the 2010 Community Champion Awards for his team’s work with the Devasitham Charitable Foundation.

In the rural areas of Tamil Nadu state in India, children from poor and underprivileged backgrounds are looking for a chance to break the cycle of poverty. The Devasitham Charitable Foundation does this by providing training in English language skills that will give the students wider choices and more opportunities when they go into the job market. Alfred Benjamin, manager – Operations for Healthcare & Science in Chennai, is a founder-member of the foundation. He says his motivation is simply watching these children grow in confidence and ability.

To learn more about the award-winning Devasitham Charitable Foundation project, go to The Link

What well wishers say:

Dear Alfred,

Congratulations on the award ! I believe the Devasitham Charitable Foundation is a very nice initiative and deserves this important recognition.

Very best regards

Josep Prous.

Prous Institute of Biomedical Research


I’m very, very happy to know it. And proud to know people that not only know or tell that another world is possible, but that they do things for this change, somebody that know that giving makes you richer and happier.

It is not a dream if we all work together for it, despite differences, converting society in humanity!

All my support and best wishes, I will like very much to visit DCF if I go back to Chennai…



Diaz, Nuria (Hlthcr & Science)

Chemical Registration Content Manager

Hi Alfred,

My heartfelt congratulations! You are a source of inspiration for all of us.

“Some say he can handle crisis well…

Others argue he’s more of a creative guy…

Some say he’s a cut throat business man…

Others reiterate his passion is only work”

Above all, he is a great human being and that’s none other than our Alfred Benjamin..

All the very best for your future endeavors..


Vijayasekharan Balasekaran

Senior Process Lead - Polymer

Thomson Reuters

Hi Alfred,

Congratulations on your winning the award. God bless DCF. Maybe this is the start of awards, kudos and laurels which DCF will achieve.

Congrats again

Rex Joshua

Social Worker

Sincerely a great achievement - congrats!

A marvellous recognition for your effort

May the almighty shower all the best to support your activity


CEO, Foster Talent

Hi Alfred,

I am so happy for you! How wonderful and how deserving J You are a magnificent person and it’s truly an honor to know you!

Thank you so much my friend for sharing this terrific news!

With warm regards,


Executive Assistant

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