WESTLAKE, Ohio – January 4, 2007 – The Nordson Corporation Foundation awarded a three-year, $225,000 operating support grant to The Center for Leadership in Education. The Center will use the grant to fund its ongoing work of training educators, primarily in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties, in order to increase student achievement. Nordson has provided The Center with more than $3 million in grants since it began operations in 1992.
“As education is the focus for our foundation, we are proud to provide The Center with our continued support at such a meaningful level,” said Cecilia Render, Nordson Corporation Foundation manager. “The Center for Leadership in Education is an important resource for our local schools.”
Nordson Corporation Foundation operates on the belief that business, as a corporate citizen, has a social responsibility to share its success with the communities in which it operates and its employees live. The foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities in which the corporation has major operations by improving educational outcomes that enable individuals to become self-sufficient, active participants in their communities.
The Center’s mission is to guide the implementation of best practices that transform teaching, learning and leadership. The Center was formed in 1992 to be a catalyst for change through the systematic restructuring of schools in Lorain County. Its efforts have since grown to include schools in Lakewood, Strongsville, Westlake, Olmsted Falls and East Cleveland.
Nordson Corporation is one of the world’s leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants and coatings to a broad range of consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations. The company also manufactures technology-based systems for curing and surface treatment processes. Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has more than 3,800 employees worldwide, and direct operations and sales support offices in 30 countries.
Contact: Derrick Johnson, Director, Corporate Communications
Phone: (440) 414-5639