Evonik Donates $10,000 To 2015 Taste Of Tippecanoe
Evonik Corporation’s Tippecanoe Laboratories in Lafayette, Ind., announced that it has contributed $10,000 to the 2015 Taste of Tippecanoe, a local fundraiser held by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation.
Evonik’s 2015 Taste of Tippecanoe Platinum contribution marks 19 years of support from the company for the event.
“Community involvement is a big part of how Evonik does business, and as one of the area’s largest employers, we are so proud to support our hometown’s creative arts culture,” said Clive Whiteside, vice president and site manager of Evonik’s Tippecanoe Laboratories. Last month, Evonik donated $9,500 in grants to teachers from Tippecanoe County schools under the Partners In Education Program to fund science and math projects in the 2015-2016 school year.
Nick Vasquez (left) and Bryce Hufford (right) are handing out giveaways and answering questions about Evonik at the 2015 Taste of Tippecanoe.
“We are very grateful for Evonik’s continued support of Taste of Tippecanoe,” said Tetia Lee, executive director of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation. “As the largest fundraising event for the arts in the region, proceeds from the Taste impact nearly half a million individuals participating in art and educational programs and services annually. Year after year, Evonik has offered excellent support for this event and shows the company’s dedication to the local community.”
The Taste of Tippecanoe, which attracts approximately 30,000 people annually, benefits more than 200 arts organizations and artists in North Central Indiana. The event includes various activities for community residents such as live music performances and cuisine sampling from local restaurants.
Evonik is a specialty chemical company employing hundreds of residents from Tippecanoe and surrounding counties that produces pharmaceutical ingredients used in the formulation of drugs including oncology therapies and veterinary medications.