Newell Brands Commits $1 Million to STEM Education at Morehouse College

Newell Brands Inc. has committed $1 million to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, to enhance its curriculum in the fast-growing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

“At Newell Brands, we make life better for hundreds of millions of consumers every day, where they live, learn, work, and play,” said Newell Brands CEO Michael Polk, who serves on the Morehouse College Board of Trustees. “We are proud to help Morehouse students learn the valuable skills they need to succeed in the future.”

The donation, a continuation of the company’s long-standing support of Morehouse, will advance the College’s STEM programs and position students for success in STEM-related careers.

“As Morehouse College begins its 150th year, we still have work to do in helping to make sure our students are prepared to take on the rising number of STEM-related jobs in this country,” said Morehouse College President John Silvanus Wilson Jr. “We appreciate Newell Brands’ commitment to Morehouse and this gift, which will strengthen our continued work of producing leaders in the STEM disciplines.”

For more than a decade, Newell Brands’ philanthropic initiatives have been dedicated to educating the workforce of tomorrow in the communities it serves. The company employs approximately 57,000 employees around the world.

Newell Brands is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Dymo®, EXPO®, Parker®, Elmer’s®, Coleman®, Jostens®, Marmot®, Rawlings®, Oster®, Sunbeam®, FoodSaver®, Mr. Coffee®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, Graco®, Baby Jogger®, NUK®, Calphalon®, Rubbermaid®, Contigo®, First Alert®, Waddington and Yankee Candle®. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play.


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