Nov 22, 2016
Ingevity raises more than $1,000,000 in Trident United Way campaign
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 22, 2016 – Ingevity employees recently presented a check totaling $1,012,146 to Trident United Way, representing donations made by the company and 228 of its Charleston area-based employees. Ingevity is the sixth company in the history of South Carolina to donate over $1 million to Trident United Way. This year’s donation marks the third consecutive year that Ingevity has raised more than this amount for the organization.
“This donation represents an investment in the education, financial stability, and health of the community,” said Michael Wilson, president and CEO, Ingevity. “We are happy to play a role in helping to improve the quality of life for our neighbors.”
Trident United Way is a catalyst for transformative community change, working with the community to identify the most pressing needs, and finding the resources to address them. Monies raised by Ingevity directed to Trident United Way will assist in providing support including grants, infrastructure and guidance in the areas of:
- convening and integration;
- financial stability;
- health; and
- connecting the community.
Ed Rose, executive vice president and president, Performance Chemicals, Ingevity, and chairman of the board for Trident United Way, stated, “Giving back to the community is an important component of who we are at Ingevity. We are proud of our employees, and continue to be impressed by their generosity.”
“We are so grateful for Ingevity and its employees who are committed to making Bold Community Change locally by giving of their time, talent and treasure,” said Chris Kerrigan, president and CEO, Trident United Way. “For the third year in a row, we are amazed by Ingevity’s achievement and dedication to Trident United Way’s mission.”
Ingevity: Purify, Protect and Enhance
Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies 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, printing inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of talented and experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Headquartered in North Charleston, S.C., Ingevity operates from 25 locations around the world and employs approximately 1,500 people. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: NGVT). For more information, visit www.ingevity.com.