Elk County- Tom Detsch, SGL Carbon Director of Site St Marys and Lacy Nicklas, Human Resources Manager presented a generous donation to Doug Gaffey, St. Marys Area United Way President; Jim Ryan, United Way Vice-President; Jason Gabler, United Way Corporate Campaign Chair; and Doug Bauer, United Way Payroll Chair.
SGL Carbon is a technology-based global leader in the development and manufacture of carbon and graphite-based solutions. Their products, made from specialty graphite, carbon fibers and composites serve the industries that are shaping the trends of the future including climate friendly mobility, semiconductor technology, LED, solar and wind energy, and the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries.
They also develop innovative solutions for the chemical sector and numerous industrial applications that are both high quality and tailor-made. SGL Carbon’s St. Marys location is at 900 Theresia Street, has 285+ employees and is currently expanding in all manufacturing areas.
SGL Carbon’s $5,193 donation will support the St. Marys Area United Way 2023 campaign. The United Way’s 2023 campaign goal is $200,000. Funding raised in 2023 will be available for eligible organizations to seek grant funding for 2024. In order to be eligible for funding from the St. Marys Area United Way, an agency must: have a current 501(c)(3) status, provide services to citizens living within the St. Marys Area School District, provide services to meet health and human welfare needs, and be registered with the PA State Bureau of Charitable Solicitation or193 be exempt from registration. The St. Marys Area United Way encourages any organization interested in seeking grant funding to inquire by calling 814.781.6000 to receive an application or visit www.smauw.org. The 2024 grant application deadline will be December 15, 2023, with grant awards announced in 2024.
As a result of the 2022 campaign, the St. Marys Area United Way provided grant awards in 2023 to Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Boys & Girls Club of St. Marys, Boys Scouts-Bucktail Council, CAPSEA, Catholic Charities, City of St. Marys Parks and Recreation, Crystal Fire Department, Dickinson Center, Elkland Search Rescue, First United Methodist Church, Girl Scouts of Western PA, Guardian Angel Center, St. Marys Area School District, St. Marys Library, and the Veteran’s Memorial-Eternal Flame located on the Diamond downtown St. Marys.
The St. Marys Area United Way has served the citizens of the City of St. Marys and surrounding counties since 1925. The St. Marys Area United Way relies on contributions from companies and local individuals. Those donations support the financial needs of non-profit agencies that serve the health and human welfare needs of our community. If you would like to become one of these individual or corporate donors, please call 781.6000.