Press release
North America
December 2, 2011

Evonik Goldschmidt Donates $10,000 To Hopewell School System

Company Continues Support For Eighth Consecutive Year

Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation has donated $10,000 to the Hopewell school system, marking the company’s eighth consecutive year of supporting education within the community.

Over the past eight years, the company has donated more than $70,000 to the Hopewell educational system. The funding will be used for educational programs and activities, and school supplies.

“Education is a core value at Evonik and much of the progress and success we have achieved is a result of the educational development our employees received,” said Dr. Reinhold Brand, President of Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation. “Our innovative developments are a great example of what education can yield. We are very happy to support an institution that promotes learning and education for our youth.”

Francis Moore, Superintendent of Schools for Hopewell, praised Evonik Goldschmidt’s generosity saying the funding enables the school system to offer much more to the students.

“We are very grateful for Evonik’s continued support and generosity to our students and schools,” said Moore. “This contribution proved Evonik’s strong commitment to our community and was crucial in enabling our school system to offer enrichment programs and activities to our students.”

Dr. Brand said Evonik Goldschmidt was donating:
- $3,000 to Hopewell High School
- $2,000 to Carter G. Woodson Middle School
- $1,500 to the Hopewell School Foundation
- $1,000 to Patrick Copeland Elementary School
- $1,000 to Harry E. James Elementary School
- $1,000 to DuPont Elementary School
- $500 to the Woodlawn Learning Center for vocational training

“Evonik Goldschmidt is committed to furthering the education and development of our country’s youth,” said Philip Munson, site manager at Evonik’s plant in Hopewell. “This is not only an investment into the community today, but will also be a great investment for the future when these students become the leaders of tomorrow and use the knowledge they learned in school to contribute to our society.”

Munson presented Evonik’s $10,000 donation to Superintendent Francis Moore during a ceremony on Monday November 21, 2011 at Carter G. Woodson Middle School. The ceremony was also attended by Chris Reber, Evonik Goldschmidt’s Purchasing Agent of Procurement Services, and Shannon Royster, Principal of Carter G. Woodson Middle School.

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About Evonik

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders
in specialty chemicals. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. In 2010 about 80 percent of the Group’s chemicals sales came from activities where it ranks among the market leaders. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2010 more than 34,000 employees generated sales of around €13.3 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of about €2.4 billion.


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