Eaton Supports Jackson-Area Organizations With More Than $82,000 In Grants

Date: June 23, 2009

JACKSON, Mich. …Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced several “Powering Communities Grants” to support local community organizations in the Jackson, Mich., area. The $82,500 in grants will be used to augment and enhance various programs and activities benefiting citizens throughout the region.

Building on Eaton’s tradition of corporate citizenship, the company’s “Powering Communities Grants” help improve the quality of life in communities where Eaton employees live and work.

"Eaton is committed to giving something back to the communities in which it does business," said Bobbi Johnson-Filipiak, division human resources leader for Eaton in Jackson, Mich. "We are proud to support these organizations because they offer valuable services and benefits to the citizens of Jackson and the surrounding areas."

Funding recipients include:

  • Community Action Agency - $5,000 to support its Warm the Children campaign to provide new winter clothing for children in low-income families.
  • Junior Achievement - $5,000 toward the Race for Education Grand Prix fundraiser to allow 5,000 students to participate in financial literacy and workforce readiness programs.
  • March of Dimes - $5,000 to improve birth outcomes, reduce the occurrence of infant death and give every baby a healthy start.
  • St. Luke's Clinic - $5,000 to provide testing, meters and glucose monitoring strips for patients with diabetes.
  • Special Olympics - $5,000 to underwrite registration fees for the Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games for children and adults with disabilities.
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - $7,500 to support the Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising event in Jackson.
  • American Cancer Society - $10,000 to enhance the annual Relay for Life fundraising event.
  • Big Brothers Big Sister of Jackson County - $10,000 to support “BIGS in Schools”, a site based mentoring program for volunteers who are unable to work with children in a traditional match.
  • Habitat for Humanity - $30,000 to partially underwrite the construction of a new home in Jackson for a family with a child in a wheelchair.

Eaton’s facility in Jackson, part of the company’s Aerospace Group, employs approximately 590 people who manufacture engineered products for military and commercial aerospace markets.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2008 sales of $15.4 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 75,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.

Anne Monroe
(216) 523-4918