SCORE Honors John Carden of Point Clear, Ala., for His Philanthropic Support and National Leadership in SCORE

Washington, D.C.—SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” presents the Herb Ausderau Award to SCORE Board Director John Carden of Point Clear, Ala. Carden received the award at the SCORE National Leadership Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, on August 20.

Carden was honored for his support of SCORE mentoring and services nationwide and his leadership on the SCORE Board of Directors. The Herb Ausderau Award is named for former longtime counselor, SCORE board director and 2001 Walter H. Channing Award of Excellence winner, the late Herbert “Herb” M. Ausderau. As the second major planned gift donor to The SCORE Foundation, Ausderau dedicated his volunteer service to the American dream of small business ownership through SCORE.

Carden is an active member of Baldwin County SCORE in Fairhope, Ala. He joined SCORE in 1997 and has served as both chapter vice-chair and chair. Currently, Carden is the chairman of Point Clear Investments, Inc., a board director for Turner Supply Company, and owner of four Toledo, Ohio, area retail establishments.

Carden is the retired vice-chair of Ernst & Young, LLP, having served with the firm for more than 30 years. His responsibilities included the firm’s management consulting services practice, consisting of approximately 1,000 consultants. Carden’s consulting experience covers strategic planning, turnaround assistance, inventory valuation and quality management issues.

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, "John Carden is a strategic leader, visionary and philanthropic supporter of small business mentoring and training through SCORE.” Yancey adds, “John believes in mentoring as a path to support small business success. He supports that vision to propel SCORE services through his generous personal philanthropy and business expertise as a board leader.”

Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has helped more than 8.4 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 11,200 volunteer business counselors in 370 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses.

For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Visit SCORE on the Web at www.score.org or www.score.org/women.