2015 ITW CSR Report

Working Together

Investing in ITW team members through scholarships

Each year, the ITW Foundation awards scholarships to support the educational pursuit of students attending a trade school or college. These deserving students are the children of ITW team members across a variety of business units, and in 2015, over $784,000 in scholarships was awarded to 324 students.

Instron, a manufacturer of mechanical properties testing equipment based in Norwood, Mass., was honored to have two scholarship winners in 2015. “As an ITW business, we are lucky to have a wide range of benefit offerings, which I think is a differentiator for us,” said Instron Human Resources Director Duncan Warner. “We have always been a family-oriented business unit, and the scholarship program is an offering that has had a positive impact on the culture of our company.”

“We are so grateful that ITW offers this scholarship program to its employees and their families. It has helped alleviate some of the burden of the costs associated with attending higher education,” said Joe Bergen, a member of the Instron team and father of a 2015 scholarship recipient.

Aalok Patel, son of Instron’s Devang Patel and a 2015 scholarship recipient, also shared his appreciation. “I am honored to have received the ITW scholarship to use toward my BS/MS engineering program at Drexel University, and I appreciate ITW’s generosity in helping me build a career in a STEM field.”

ITW is pleased to support its colleagues and their families with this investment in their future.