Weir Portland’s ‘Better Together’ Giving Campaign Supports Youth Development, Food Insecurity and More
Honoring the long-time tradition of giving back to the communities where we live and operate
9 December 2022
Did you know that Weir ESCO has partnered with the American Red Cross – Cascades Region for over 20 years? Or that the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, (OMSI), Hall of Industry was dedicated to ESCO’s founder, C.F. Swigert, in 1959? How about Junior Achievement, established in the 1950s with the help of Ernie Swigert, our founder’s son?
In the Pacific Northwest, whether it is volunteering, donating money, or stocking shelves at a local food pantry, Weir ESCO has a longtime legacy of supporting non-profit partners and causes our employees care about.
This year’s annual employee giving campaign theme, “Better Together,” honors that legacy, while highlighting the compassionate contributions made by colleagues that help make Portland a better place.
From volunteering with a local running club that donates shoes to those in need, to making donations that support youth development and STEM education, this year’s theme captures the collective spirit and generosity of our Portland employees.
During this event, all donations benefit local charities and legacy partners. Employees were invited to make a donation to any 501(c)(3) organization during the campaign, and for gifts given to legacy partners, Weir ESCO matched 50% of every dollar.
This year, Portland employees donated more than $23,400 to our charitable partners, which is consistent with prior years. And, with the company match that donation will increase, solidifying once again the deep-rooted connection and love for Portland communities and beyond.
Special thanks and appreciation goes to our campaign partner, United Way, for helping Weir ESCO create another successful giving experience for employees. And thank you to all of our generous donors.
Weir ESCO Charitable Partners
-American Red Cross*
-Annual Giving Tree
-Camp Fire Columbia
-Forest Park Conservancy
-Oregon Museum of Science and
*Indicates Legacy Partner