Milliken Raises More Than $500,000 for Local Spartanburg Charities

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Donations support community culture, health and academics in Spartanburg County

“When you empower people to ‘do good’ in ways that are personally meaningful, you’ll see a collective response for the greater good.” - Milliken & Company President and CEO Joe Salley

Milliken & Company raised more than $500,000 for local nonprofits in Spartanburg, South Carolina, during the company’s new, multifaceted corporate giving campaign. The program supported United Way of the Piedmont and three Strategic Community Impact Organizations: Northside Development Group, Partners for Active Living and Spartanburg Academic Movement.

The 2016 Milliken Community Impact Campaign launched on June 6 with the goal to increase the company’s direct local impact in Spartanburg, home to the company’s global headquarters. The Strategic Community Impact Organizations were selected to align Milliken’s philanthropic initiatives with company core values of vibrant culture, health and quality education.

Notably, Milliken associates were able to designate donations to the nonprofits of their choice, allowing giving opportunities to resonate more deeply with each person. The Milliken Foundation matched associate donations to all four organizations.

“When you empower people to ‘do good’ in ways that are personally meaningful, you’ll see a collective response for the greater good,” Milliken & Company President and CEO Joe Salley said on the success of the campaign. “We work to inspire that profound sense of purpose every day throughout company and community initiatives. We’re honored to be able to support Spartanburg citizens through significant charitable giving.”

About Milliken
For 150 years, Milliken has been innovating with the purpose to explore, discover and create ways to enhance people’s lives. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit http://www.milliken.com and join us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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