Dec 21, 2020

Ingevity and employees pledge $1,000,000 through annual Trident United Way campaign


NORTH CHARLESTON, SC., December 21, 2020 – Ingevity (NYSE: NGVT) and its employees are pleased to announce a pledge of $1,000,000 through its annual Trident United Way campaign for nonprofit organizations during the pandemic. This marks the seventh consecutive year Ingevity and its North Charleston-based employees have donated $1 million through the annual campaign in alignment with the company’s mission of being a positive influence in the communities where it operates.

“Many residents in our community are struggling physically, mentally and financially during these challenging times,” said John Fortson, president and CEO, Ingevity. “Donations from my coworkers, and the match of their dollars, will provide opportunities that ease some of these burdens. I’m grateful to work with a team of colleagues that care deeply about helping those in need, especially during a tumultuous year where they face their own personal challenges. They really stepped up to the plate.”

“The generosity of the Ingevity team is inspirational to us all. They continue to bring the hope of a brighter tomorrow – even and especially – in the midst of a pandemic,” said Chloe Knight Tonney, president and CEO, Trident United Way.  “We are grateful for Ingevity’s long-standing corporate citizenship and individual benevolence that improves lives and empowers our neighbors in need.”

Ingevity employs approximately 600 employees in North Charleston. To maximize the impact of dollars pledged, Ingevity matched employee giving dollar-for-dollar. Trident United Way and its funded charities are primary beneficiaries of donations through the campaign, working together with Ingevity to provide hope and assistance that lead to bold community change. Ingevity’s charitable donation will provide sustainability, human health and educational opportunities for many throughout our region.

Ingevity: Purify, Protect and Enhance

Ingevity provides specialty chemicals, high-performance carbon materials and engineered polymers that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Through a team of talented and experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures, and brings to market products and processes that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks, coatings, elastomers, bioplastics and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Headquartered in North Charleston, South Carolina, Ingevity operates from 25 locations around the world and employs approximately 1,850 people. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: NGVT). For more information visit


Contact Info

Caroline Monahan

Public Relations
[email protected]