3M provides grant to schools on behalf of 3M volunteers

Posted April 25, 2013 at 1:25 pm

The 3M Foundation has donated $1,000 to El Dorado Springs R-II and Northeast Vernon County R-1 Schools in recognition of volunteer work by 3M employees.

The 3M Foundation has donated $750 to Northeast Vernon County R-I in recognition of Bill Alexander, David Bruce, Rob Weisensee and David Highfill’s commitment to the community.

Alexander, Bruce, Highfill and Weisensee have donated over 90 hours of their time to the Northeast Vernon County district. The first three men have served as board members and have donated time in other capacities as well, ranging from physical labor in improving the school grounds to speaking to classes about the importance of education and opportunities in the workforce for those with science interest.

The 3M Foundation has donated $250 to the El Dorado Springs High School in recognition of Kevin Fast’s commitment to the community.

Fast has donated 30 hours to the El Dorado Springs High School as a member of the school board and as president of the Booster Club.

“3M employees and retirees generously give their time and skills to help improve lives,” said Kimberly Price, the vice-president of 3M Community Affairs. “We are pleased to recognize their commitment to their communities.”

As part of the 3M Volunteer Match, the 3M Foundation will donate $250 to eligible non-profit organizations for which a 3M employee volunteers 20 hours or a 3M retiree volunteers 25 hours or more per calendar year. Since 2000, Volunteer Matches totaling over $4.5 million have gone to over 2,700 schools or non-profit organizations in 50 states plus the District of Columbia. For more information on this program, please contact 3M Community Affairs at 651.733.0144 or visit www.3Mgiving.com.

3M Community Giving is helping improve lives in communities around the world. Celebrating 60 years of formalized giving, 3M and the 3M Foundation have invested more than $1.2 billion in cash and products to education and charitable organizations. These donations were bolstered by thousands of employee and retiree volunteers. In 2012, 3M awarded $56.6 million to non-profit organizations.