Eaton Supports Educational Development

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The Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc. (WEDF) is pleased to announce that Eaton has made a grant of $25,000 to support the South High Community School Band and other music programs within the Worcester Public Schools.

The award will be used primarily to purchase instruments and support the district’s music program and was made possible by the company’s Corporate Contributions Program. The Eaton Charitable Fund is dedicated to supporting programs that improve the quality of life in communities where the company operates.

Under the direction of Johnetta Smith, Band Leader, the band has traveled to Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia to perform at national events. According to Ms. Smith, “My students are very talented and are very dedicated to high level performances. Unfortunately, many of them do not have the means to purchase uniforms, take private lessons or buy instruments. This generous gift is a huge boon to our music program.”

The mission of WEDF, a non-profit established in 2005, is to support the Worcester Public Schools. WEDF focuses on four areas: health and wellness; arts and culture; college and career readiness; and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

Eaton’s Worcester facility employs approximately 200 people who support, design, and manufacture customized data center enclosures and airflow management systems, as well as state of the art furniture products for control rooms, network operation centers, 911/dispatch centers, electronic labs, manufacturing and professional office settings.

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.