VAN WERT — The Eaton Corporation donated $100,000 to area charities through its Eaton Charitable Fund.
Donations include: $45,500 toward Wright State’s new advanced manufacturing center; $35,500 toward UMADOP’s Phoenix Project; $3,000 toward West Wood Behavioral Health’s Signs of Suicide program; $6,000 toward the Van Wert Brumback Library’s summer reading program; and $10,000 toward the Van Wert area’s Junior Achievement program.
“It’s rewarding to work for a company that empowers its employees to make decisions about local giving, and our team takes that responsibility very seriously,” Jeff Shytle, manager of the Van Wert plant, said in a statement announcing the donations. “Our Van Wert community involvement team is dedicated to funding programs and initiatives that allow us to have the most impact on our communities, and we’re proud of the difference we’ve been able to make in the areas where we live and work.”
Renee Cryer, Eaton Van Wert contributions team member; Dee Densel, Eaton Van Wert contributions team member; Ashley Bultemeier, Westwood Behavioral; Krista Somerton, Junior Achievement; Scott Mull, Junior Achievement; Cory Michaud, Junior Achievement; Craig Hill, Eaton director of manufacturing operations; Jill Luginbill, Eaton engineer and Junior Achievement volunteer. Submitted photo.
Shawn Wrathell, Eaton Van Wert HR manager; Craig Hill, Eaton director of manufacturing operations; Joycelyn Burks, UMADAOP housing coordinator; Marcell King, C.O.O. , UMADOAP; Dee Densel, Eaton Van Wert contributions team member; Renee Cryer, Eaton Van Wert contributions team member; Erika Lobsiger, Eaton Van Wert contributions team lead. Submitted photo.
Jay Albayyari, Ph.D. -Wright State Dean and Chief Administrative Officer, professor of mechanical engineering; Gretchen Rentz-Wright State; Shawn Wrathell-Eaton Van Wert HR manager; Kathleen MacDonald -Eaton Van Wert OPEX Manager contributions team member; Renee Cryer- Eaton Van Wert contributions team member. Submitted photo.