MILWAUKEE … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced several “Powering Communities Grants” totaling $46,000 to support local community organizations in the Milwaukee area. The donations will be used to support various programs and organizations that positively affect the lives of 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.
"During these challenging economic times, Eaton is sensitive to the ever-increasing need to support local agencies whose prime mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families in our area," said Todd Park, Eaton division human resources manager. "We’re proud to be able to give something back to the communities in which we work."
Funding recipients include:
- Engineers and Scientists of Milwaukee - $10,000 to support the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest and its education initiative for the advancement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics professions.
- Special Olympics - $7,500 toward its Core Athletic Programs and the expansion of new initiatives such as the Young Athletes and the Healthy Athletes Programs. Special Olympics encourages and empowers people with cognitive disabilities and fosters communities of understanding and respect worldwide.
- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - $7,500 to support high-achieving students with demonstrated financial need in the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
- YMCA Black Achievers Program - $7,500 to encourage African American youth in the areas of academics, career exploration, college preparation and leadership development by pairing them with current emerging community leaders.
- Delphi House - $7,500 to help renovate the facility that provides shelter to sibling groups who have been removed from their home due to abuse or neglect.
- 30th Street Industrial Corridor Corporation - $3,000 to purchase school supplies for children of need in the area surrounding the Eaton facility in Milwaukee.
- Junior Achievement of Wisconsin - $3,000 toward its Excellence Through Ethics program which provides students with an overview of corporate governance by local executives who visit the classroom to discuss the role of ethics in day-to-day decision making.
The Eaton facility in Milwaukee, part of the company's Industrial Control business, employs approximately 150 people who design, develop and market a wide variety of power control, logic and sensing products, as well as provide research and development support for all of Eaton. In 2009, Eaton donated more than $45,000 to various charitable organizations in the Milwaukee area.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 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 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.