On Thursday, June 20, Ingersoll Rand presented United Way of Central Carolinas (UWCC) a check for $1.5 million. This is the second year that Ingersoll Rand has been UWCC’s largest donor from the industrial industry throughout United Way’s five-county footprint and the fourth largest donor in the Charlotte region. Ingersoll Rand is the largest donor in the Mooresville-Lake Norman area.
Community support and activism is a value at the core of Ingersoll Rand’s business. As part of its 2030 sustainability commitment, Ingersoll Rand has pledged to broaden community access to well-being services including food and nutrition as well as housing and shelter. Through the Ingersoll Rand Foundation and partnership with United Way of Central Carolinas, the company has continued addressing critical community needs such as hunger, housing and shelter. For example, in the Davidson area, Ingersoll Rand donations will support and grow the United Neighborhoods initiative, which works to improve overall quality of life for residents in some of Charlotte’s distressed areas.
Throughout the 2018-2019 campaign, Ingersoll Rand employees and community partners came together to fundraise in a variety of ways including: golf, corn hole and kickball tournaments, fashion auctions and a family fun day. In addition, more than 400 volunteers completed 40 projects during October Days of Caring events.
“Our partnership with the United Way of Central Carolinas creates unbelievable goodness throughout Charlotte and Davidson,” said Scott Krull, vice president, global commercial leader, Compression Technologies and Services. “How much we raise and how we do it says a lot about our employees. It’s a great representation of how having a little fun and giving does tremendous good for the community. Overall the engagement throughout Ingersoll Rand has been phenomenal."
Earlier this year, Ingersoll Rand received the Spirit of North Carolina award for the 2018 United Way campaign, which raised $1.4 million and furthered both organizations’ efforts to build comfortable, efficient and sustainable communities while solving critical issues.