BASF contributes $34,000 to Washington County Alabama School System
Contribution highlights company’s commitment to science education and workforce development
BASF – McIntosh contributed $34,000 to the Washington County Alabama School System. The funds will assist seven schools and the career technical center with making science engaging for students and support workforce development initiatives.
“BASF is pleased to support schools in Washington County,” said George Vann, Vice President of the BASF site in McIntosh, Alabama. “In addition to funding the schools directly, we provide scholarships to local students who are pursuing careers in the chemical industry. It is important to us that local students have opportunities to prepare themselves to be leaders in our industry.”
BASF employee volunteers frequently bring an interactive science experience called Kids’ Lab to children in Washington County, and use hands-on learning activities to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers.
“On behalf of the Washington County Board of Education I would like to thank BASF for their generous contribution to our schools,” said Tim Savage, Superintendent of Washington County Schools. “Their continued support and leadership have provided Washington County students with educational opportunities in technology, to include robotics, that otherwise would not be possible. We look forward to a continued partnership as we strive to prepare students who are college and career ready.”
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Suggested caption: Tim Savage accepts $34,000 contribution from BASF – McIntosh. Pictured from left to right: Tim Savage, Superintendent of Washington County Schools, Nollie Dees, Board Member – Washington County Schools, George Vann, Vice President, BASF, and Harold Crouch, Career Technical Center Principal.
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.3 billion in 2013. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us .
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of about €74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com .
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