We’ve formed keystone partnerships with organizations aligned with our focus on environmental, economic and social sustainability. These include beach sweeps and a RESPOND plastic alternative gallery at the South Carolina Aquarium, planting trees and vegetables with Shanghai Roots and Shoots’ Million Tree Project and Organic Garden, and a walking trail with Burke County (Ga.) YMCA.
Education, particularly in science, technology, engineering and math, is a key factor for our charitable giving and volunteerism. Our keystone partnerships include an early childhood education initiative at Metanoia (S.C.), job shadowing opportunities for the Boys’ Home of Virginia, in-school initiatives with Family Resource Centers of Kentucky, and mentoring at the Boys and Girls Club of Ashley County (Ark.).
Health and human services are an important part of our volunteerism and charitable giving. Organizations in which we’ve formed lasting partnerships include Lowcountry Food Bank (S.C.), June Jenkins Women’s Shelter (La.) and Wimberly House (Ga.).
Ingevity awarded a total of $60,000 to high school seniors in the U.S. in 2019 through our IngeviCares Leader Scholarship program. The program awards five $2,000 scholarships to deserving applicants in each of the six U.S. communities where we operate: Covington, Virginia; Crossett, Arkansas; DeRidder, Louisiana; North Charleston, South Carolina; Waynesboro, Georgia; and Wickliffe, Kentucky.
In the United States, local United Ways have been a mainstay among Ingevity’s charitable giving initiatives for many years. A catalyst for transformative community change, United Way organizations work with local communities to identify the most pressing needs and find the resources to address them. Employee donations to United Way organizations are matched 100% by Ingevity.