Milliken & Company Donates $330,000 to United Way of the Piedmont with Milliken Gives

Staff Report From Spartanburg CEO

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Following the company’s annual corporate giving campaign, Milliken & Company, a diversified global manufacturer of specialty textiles, chemicals and floor covering, recently presented the United Way of the Piedmont with a donation of $330,000. The gift, comprised of pledges from associates based at Milliken’s global headquarters in Spartanburg and a matching gift from the Milliken Foundation, is one of myriad ways Milliken supports the community through its corporate community outreach program, Milliken Gives.

“Milliken Gives unifies the spirit of giving within Milliken by fostering a legacy of community partnership through various avenues of impact,” shared Harold Chandler, Chairman, President and CEO for Milliken & Company. “To see the generosity of our associates manifest in volunteer hours and monetary gifts reaffirms our long-held belief in the shared benefit of being an organization committed to corporate citizenship.”

Restructured in 2017, Milliken Gives features a multi-pronged approach to encourage associates to give in ways resonating best with them: monetary donations through an annual corporate giving campaign, associate volunteer hours and community support drives held at Milliken.

“Milliken’s commitment to United Way of the Piedmont exemplifies what it means to fight for the education, financial stability and health of every member of our community,” said Paige Stephenson, United Way of the Piedmont President & CEO.

The annual corporate campaign is a centerpiece of Milliken Gives, with associates designating their funds either to specific organizations supported by the United Way or to the United Way of the Piedmont’s Community Impact Fund. All monies matched by the Milliken Foundation are invested directly into the Spartanburg County community.

“Milliken’s ongoing support is critically important to move more families onto a path of self-sufficiency by removing employment barriers and providing intensive case management. It is vital to improving educational outcomes of students at all levels and to empowering a task force to increase family strength and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect,” continued Stephenson.

Milliken presented a check to United Way of the Piedmont on June 14.