(Press Release) – Newell Brands Inc., has committed US$1 million to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, to enhance its curriculum in the fast-growing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
“At Newell Brands, we make life better for hundreds of millions of consumers every day, where they live, learn, work, and play,” said Newell Brands CEO Michael Polk, who serves on the Morehouse College Board of Trustees. “We are proud to help Morehouse students learn the valuable skills they need to succeed in the future.”
The donation, a continuation of the company’s long-standing support of Morehouse, will advance the College’s STEM programs and position students for success in STEM-related careers.
“As Morehouse College begins its 150th year, we still have work to do in helping to make sure our students are prepared to take on the rising number of STEM-related jobs in this country,” said Morehouse College President John Silvanus Wilson Jr. “We appreciate Newell Brands’ commitment to Morehouse and this gift, which will strengthen our continued work of producing leaders in the STEM disciplines.”
For more than a decade, Newell Brands’ philanthropic initiatives have been dedicated to educating the workforce of tomorrow in the communities it serves. The company employs approximately 57,000 employees around the world.
About Morehouse College: Ranked America’s 5th “Most Entrepreneurial College” by Forbes Magazine in 2015, Morehouse College is the nation’s largest liberal arts college for men. Founded in 1867, the College enrolls approximately 2,100 students and historically has conferred more bachelor’s degrees on black men than any other institution in the world. Morehouse College has produced more Rhodes Scholars than any other historically black college or university (HBCU).
Prominent alumni include Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Peace Prize laureate; David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General; Shelton “Spike” Lee, American filmmaker; Maynard H. Jackson, the first African American mayor of Atlanta, Ga.; and Jeh Johnson, the Secretary of Homeland Security.
About Newell Brands: Newell Brands is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmer’s, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play.
Source: Newell Brands