Date: August 29, 2007
Eaton Supports Cleveland-Area Organizations With $115,230 In Grants
CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it donated $115,230 to support local community organizations in the greater Cleveland area. The grants will be used to sustain various activities and programs benefiting citizens throughout the region.
"Eaton is dedicated to responsible corporate citizenship," said William B. Doggett, Eaton’s vice president ─ Public and Community Affairs. "We strive to build positive partnerships with agencies that provide support for our community’s needs."
Funding recipients include:
• Cleveland Play House - $15,000 to support their educational partnership with the Cleveland School of the Arts.
• JumpStart - $15,000 to aid The Extra Mile program designed to provide critical technical assistance support to minority entrepreneurs.
• Beck Center for the Arts - $10,000 to enhance education outreach programming for this major cultural arts center.
• City Year Cleveland - $10,000 to support corps member stipends, program materials and supplies for its literacy and civic education work in the Cleveland Municipal School District.
• ParkWorks Cleveland - $10,000 to maintain its Movies on the Mall program series designed to enhance the economic strength and quality of life of the Cleveland community.
• Voices for Ohio’s Children - $10,000 towards their work to partner with Invest in Children to educate local, state and federal policy makers on the needs of young children in the community.
• The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio - $7,500 to sustain its Awareness and Action for Change program in the Cleveland Municipal Schools for the 2007-2008 school year.
• The First Tee of Cleveland - $7,500 towards their mission to positively impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote strong character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.
• MidTown Cleveland Inc. - $7,500 to offset costs associated with the initiative to improve proposed plans to close inner-belt access at Prospect and Carnegie Avenues.
• Harvest for Hunger - $5,730 to assist in the annual community-wide food and funds drive to raise critical resources for local hunger relief organizations in nineteen counties.
• Cuyahoga Community College - $5,000 to help sponsor the school’s 2007 Presidential Scholarship Luncheon.
• Lake Erie College - $5,000 towards its International Program to help provide cultural and language knowledge through traditional coursework and direct experience.
• D.A.R.E. - $2,500 to support their highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs and violence.
• National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Cleveland (NAMI GC) - $2,500 to support its multicultural outreach program designed to reach members of the African American and Hispanic communities with targeted education surrounding mental illness.
• Work in Northeast Ohio Council (WINOC) - $2,000 to sustain their work in helping organizations achieve performance excellence and creating cooperative work environments.
Eaton’s World Headquarters is located in Cleveland. Approximately 990 employees work in Cleveland and the surrounding areas.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2006 sales of $12.4 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 62,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries.