Members of the Montgomery County United Way Board of Trustees accepting the award from The Pentair Foundation. From right to left: Cay Lane, Isaacs Goodpaster, Jesse Carpenter, Carol Bates and Darrell Ashby representing The Pentair Foundation.
United Way of the Bluegrass Receives Grant from The Pentair Foundation
Lexington, KY – February 4, 2015 – United Way of the Bluegrass is pleased to announce that it is a 2014 grant recipient from The Pentair Foundation. Last September, United Way launched a big, bold goal for the Central Kentucky community that 10,000 more Bluegrass families will be self-sufficient by 2020.
“The generous grant from The Pentair Foundation will allow us to reach more local families through important programs and agency partners working to assist in the areas of basic needs, financial stability school readiness and student success,” says Bill Farmer, CEO - United Way of the Bluegrass. “Thanks in part to support from The Pentair Foundation, United Way is advancing its mission to ensure that all Central Kentuckians have the opportunity to live their best lives.”
The Pentair Foundation supports communities in which Pentair, a global industrial manufacturer, operates. In 2014, the Foundation contributed $3 million to organizations in these communities around the globe.
About United Way of the Bluegrass:
United Way of the Bluegrass is a leader and motivator of change for long-term solutions for Central Kentucky communities. We have a Big Bold Goal that 10,000 more families in the Bluegrass will be self-sufficient by 2020. This is a community goal and one that we can accomplish together. United Way has committed to four key drivers for community and economic success: Basic Needs, School Readiness, Student Success and Financial Stability. To learn more, visit www.uwbg.org.
About Pentair plc and The Pentair Foundation:
Pentair plc ( www.pentair.com ) delivers industry-leading products, services and solutions for its customers’ diverse needs in water and other fluids, thermal management and equipment protection. With 2013 revenues of $7 billion, Pentair employs approximately 30,000 people worldwide.
Established in 1998, The Pentair Foundation has donated over $50 million to philanthropic causes, strengthening the communities in which it operates, and providing safe, clean water to 1 million people around the world. The Pentair Foundation has focused its philanthropic efforts to help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges, while also giving back to our communities.
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United Way of the Bluegrass