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Denver, CO, United States, 2016/03/01 - 2016 donation enhances collaboration between EWB-USA and ITT to advance sustainable engineering projects globally - EWB-USA.org / ITT.com. NYSE: ITT
ITT Corporation, a leading manufacturer of highly engineered, customized solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets, has been made a Diamond Level Partner of EWB-USA after announcing an enhanced philanthropic donation to the organization.
Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that supports community-driven development programs worldwide through sustainable engineering projects. This donation strengthens the relationship between EWB-USA and ITT, which began in 2013.
"We are excited to expand our partnership with Engineers Without Borders so that we can continue to help the organization's volunteers provide much-needed assistance to underserved communities around the world," said Denise Ramos, CEO and President of ITT. "EWB's commitment to using engineering to solve critical problems and challenges reflects the work we do every day at ITT, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to grow this connection."
"We are thrilled to deepen our partnership with ITT Corporation," said Cathy Leslie, EWB-USA's Executive Director. "This company's continued investment in our mission is reflective of our shared values to make an enduring impact in the world."
ITT's initial donation in 2013 enabled EWB-USA to mobilize several of the organization's nearly 300 chapters to implement innovative and appropriate solutions with its partner communities, including the construction of a school in Camilo Ortega, Nicaragua, and an energy infrastructure project in Mekelle, Ethiopia. In 2016, ITT looks forward to continuing to fund local projects while supporting other EWB-USA initiatives and activities and offering its employees additional opportunities to get involved with the organization.
ITT (itt.com) is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. This work is made possible by the talent and innovation of committed ITT employees in more than 35 countries who create trusted products and brands such as Goulds Pumps, KONI shock absorbers, Cannon connectors and Enidine energy absorption devices. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y. and generated 2015 revenues of $2.5 billion.
EWB-USA (ewb-usa.org) is a nonprofit humanitarian organization established to build a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world's most pressing challenges. EWB-USA members work with local communities and NGOs in more than 45 developing countries around the world on projects such as water, renewable energy, sanitation and more. EWB-USA has grown from a handful of members in 2002 to more than 15,900 members today and has over 660 projects worldwide. EWB-USA maintains more than 275 dedicated chapters and has impacted the lives of more than two million people. For more information about EWB-USA, please visit ewb-usa.org
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