Ecolab Foundation Matches Employee Giving Campaign Donations to United Ways Across the U.S.

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Ecolab Foundation Matches Employee Giving Campaign Donations to United Ways Across the U.S.

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Monday, April 18, 2016 - 10:00am

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ST. PAUL, Minn., April 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ – In 2016, the Ecolab Foundation has granted $1,190,000 to United Way organizations in locations near the larger Ecolab facilities in the U.S. These contributions match employee donations collected during its most recent community giving campaign.

The matching funds from the Ecolab Foundation will support the following local United Way chapters as they work to provide community support to those in need:

  • Beloit, Wis.: United Way of Blackhawk Region

  • City of Industry, Calif.: United Way of Greater Los Angeles

  • Columbus, Miss: United Way of Lowndes County

  • Corsicana, Texas: United Way of Navarro County

  • Dallas, Fort Worth, Garland and Irving, Texas: United Way of Metro Dallas

  • Ellwood City, Pa.: United Way of Beaver County and United Way of Lawrence County

  • Freeport, Texas: United Way of Brazoria County

  • Garyville, La.: St. John United Way

  • Grapevine, Texas: United Way of Denton County

  • Greensboro, N.C.: United Way of Greater Greensboro

  • Green Tree, Pa.: United Way of Allegheny County

  • Fresno, Houston and Sugar Land, Texas: United Way of Greater Houston

  • Huntington, Ind.: United Way of Huntington County

  • Joliet, Ill.: United Way of Will County

  • Martinsburg, W. Va.:United Way of the Eastern Panhandle

  • McDonough, Ga.:United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta

  • Midland, Texas:United Way of Midland

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.: Greater Twin Cities United Way

  • Naperville, Elk Grove Village and Clearing, Ill:United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

  • Odessa, Texas:United Way of Odessa

“Matching the generosity of our employees through the Ecolab Foundation encourages our employees to give and increases our positive impact on communities across the U.S.,” said Shannon Toren, Ecolab’s community relations director of employee engagement and manager of the national campaign.

The United Way and its local chapters are the largest non-governmental funders of health and human service programs in the U.S. and rely on contributions from individuals and corporations to provide critical funding to their comprehensive network of programs and services.

Paul DeBassio, executive vice president of Investor Relations for United Way Worldwide said, “For 30 years, Ecolab has supported the United Way in communities where their employees live and work. Through giving and volunteering, Ecolab employees help strengthen local communities. The Ecolab match multiplies the generosity of individual giving. United Way thanks Ecolab for its long-standing partnership in communities across the country.”

“As our company continues to grow, so does the generosity of our employees. I am excited that we’ve added four new United Way matching partnerships this year in Clearing, Ill., with United Way of Metropolitan Chicago; Freeport, Texas, with United Way of Brazoria County; Grapevine, Texas, with United Way of Denton County; and Green Tree, Pa., with United Way of Allegheny County,” added Toren.

Ecolab began its community giving campaign in 1986.  In the past five years, the Ecolab Foundation has matched more than $4.2 million of employee contributions.

About Ecolab

A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2015 sales of $13.5 billion and 47,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit  Follow us on Twitter @ecolab or Facebook at

Keywords: Philanthropy | Corporate Social Responsibility | Ecolab Foundation | Engagement | United Way | Volunteerism & Community Engagement | csr | employee giving

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