CEO Testimonials

“3M has celebrated more than 60 years of giving back to the community. One way that we do so is in partnering with United Way and conducting a workplace campaign.  We have seen many examples in our plant where employees have embraced United Way’s call to action by giving, advocating and volunteering in our community.  Our employees have implemented fun events that not only raise money, but have built morale and team spirit.  By giving through the campaign, employees at 3M can increase their impact because the 3M Foundation matches employee pledges $0.50 on the dollar.” - Rod Powell, Angleton Plant Manager, 3M


“BASF has a long-standing commitment of being a good neighbor, and we feel it is our obligation – and honor – to help serve our community’s charitable organizations, which in turn serve those in our community who cannot always help themselves.  Partnering with United Way makes that giving opportunity more impactful and more efficient by funding 54 programs through our community partners that create opportunities for a good life for all. By hosting an internal giving campaign, BASF as a company is able to enhance our corporate giving through our employees’ generosity, while making them aware of the great work that is going on throughout our community in the areas of Education, Income and Health.” - Chris Witte, Senior Vice President, Freeport Site Manager, BASF Corporation


“It makes sense for a company like Chevron Phillips Chemical to support the mission and vision of the United Way.  Education, financial stability and healthy lifestyles are an important part of any community and the Sweeny Complex employees have embraced those ideals.  Each year we challenge ourselves to raise more money than the year prior through fundraisers and donations, allowing everyone at the facility to be actively involved.  Not only do we raise funds locally, but the Chevron Phillips Corporation makes a yearly donation as well.  We take the role of being a socially responsible community partner seriously and support the United Way in its vision to Live United.” - Wayne McDowell, Plant Manager, Chevron Phillips Chemical Sweeny Complex


“Dow has been working closely with United Way for more than 75 years, demonstrating the company’s long-standing commitment to community success in the places where we live and work. By working with United Way, Dow and Dow employees are able to make a difference and support our local communities, which in turn help foster a more successful community and thus make Dow a more successful company. It is critically important for Dow to play a positive role in making the community a better place to live, and United Way is a significant means to that end.” - Earl Shipp, Vice President, U.S. Gulf Coast Operations, The Dow Chemical Company


“H-E-B is proud of our longstanding relationship with United Way, saluting the efforts to create lasting, fundamental change for the Brazoria County neighbors and beyond. Yearly, H-E-B donates five percent of its pre-tax earnings to charitable organizations that are committed to making a positive difference state-wide. H-E-B’s commitment to education, hunger prevention, disaster relief, diversity, volunteerism and the environment coupled with our corporate giving philosophy has and always will be an important part of how we conduct business.”  - Mike Cashiola, General Manager, H-E-B Plus Pearland


“Zachry leads United Way campaigns designed to educate employees on the challenges facing their communities and the programs in place to help those in need. When Zachry employees give to United Way, they make a real difference in our communities by helping people achieve financial stability, promoting healthy lives and improving education, which creates a better place to live and work. Over the years, our employees have given generously to the United Way through volunteering, giving and advocating. We believe by continuing to support the United Way of Brazoria County, a difference can and will be made in our communities.” - Wade Fielding, Site Manager, Freeport, Zachry Industrial, Inc.