The Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce announced earlier this month that Kevin K. Lemmon of Symantec Corporation was the recipient of its “Best of Herndon Dulles” award for November.
Lemmon is director of East and TELCO Systems Engineering, a division of Symantec located in Herndon. Symantec is an international organization that produces Internet security products, such as Norton Antivirus.
During the past year Lemmon, and the employees of his division, have raised money for and donated many hours of service to several organizations and causes including the Herndon Free Clinic, Vecinos Unidos/Neighbors United, the Special Olympics of the Washington, D.C. area, Junior Achievement, North Central West Virginia Community Action Association (NCWVCAA) and victims of the tsunami in Southeast Asia as well as the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The most recent contributions include a going away party for Jeanie Schmidt — the Herndon Free Clinic's founder who recently moved to Minnesota. The clinic also received $23,000 that Symantec employees raised through an art auction as well as donated goods.
The company and Lemmon as an individual separately received an award from NCWVCAA, an expression of gratitude for the computers, school supplies, toys and cash donated and delivered. Symantec just completed a drive for coats, hats and gloves for the benefit of NCWVCAA and the Herndon Free Clinic.
On a larger scale, Symantec runs matching programs with employees, yielding a total of $660,000 for victims of Hurricane Katrina and more than $200,000 for victims of the Southeast Asia tsunami disaster.