Press release
North America
May 9, 2014

Evonik Donates $10,000 To Tippecanoe County School Teachers

Company Continues Educational Grant Program Spanning Nearly Two Decades

Evonik Corporation’s Lafayette, Ind., site has donated $10,000 in grants to teachers from Tippecanoe County schools under the Partners In Education Program to fund science and math projects in the 2014-2015 school year.

“We are very thankful for Evonik’s continued support of education in the community,” said Dr. Scott Hanback, superintendent of Tippecanoe School Corporation, one of the school systems receiving the grants. “Year in and year out, the projects funded by the Partners In Education program help our students continue developing and excelling in math and science. The creative nature of these projects enhances the students’ educational experience by offering them fun and unique ways to learn.”

Evonik’s contribution to the local school systems marks the 19th consecutive year teachers in the community were awarded grants under the Partners In Education program.

“The Partners In Education program is designed to promote enrichment and educational excellence in science and math,” said Clive Whiteside, vice president and manager of Evonik’s Lafayette site. “Evonik places a strong emphasis on education and as a community partner, always strives to enhance the learning and development of our youth. Each year the goal is to positively impact as many students as possible.”

The Partners In Education awards were presented to:

  • Carmen Trapp – Burnett Creek Elementary School;
  • Gina Roswarski – Burnett Creek Elementary School;
  • Kara Meyer – Burnett Creek Elementary School;
  • Kimberly Deckard – Burnett Creek Elementary School;
  • Theresa Lin – Lafayette Central Catholic High School;
  • David Brantley – Cumberland Elementary School;
  • Kathryn Dodds – Happy Hollow Elementary School;
  • Christina Bennett and Evan Overbay – McCutcheon High School and William Henry Harrison High School;
  • Kathryn Madary – McCutcheon High School;
  • Paige Halsema – Thomas Miller Elementary School;
  • Lydia Reardon – Wea Ridge Elementary School.

The grants under Partners In Education range in value from $100-$1,000 and are awarded to the teachers who demonstrate the most creative and impactful project plans.

The program is overseen by a committee of educators, school administrators and Evonik employees.

Evonik is a specialty chemical company employing hundreds of residents from Tippecanoe County and produces pharmaceutical ingredients used in the formulation of drugs including oncology therapies and veterinary medications.

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Company information

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2013 more than 33,500 employees generated sales of around €12.7 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.0 billion.


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