DENVER, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- By hosting everything from pancake
breakfasts to bowling tournaments, CH2M
HILL(http://www.ch2m.com/corporate/) employees around the world have raised
more than $92,000 in employee contributions to help Water For
People(http://www.water4people.org/), an international nonprofit that
increases access to safe drinking water and improves sanitation and health
in developing countries.
Together with cash and in-kind contributions, the company and its
employees committed more than $125,000 to advance Water For People's work
and support its 2007 fundraising campaign.
CH2M HILL has been a Water For People corporate partner since 1991. In
2003, CH2M HILL became the first company to introduce an online giving
option to make it even easier for employees to donate. The company also
provided the nonprofit with funding to help develop the software for online
"Workplace giving campaigns provide a very large base of support --
over a half-million dollars -- for Water For People in unrestricted funds,"
says Nancy Stewart, manager of corporate giving for Water For People. "The
donations received are used whenever and wherever they're most needed. This
allows us to provide communities that are ready and willing to begin their
water and sanitation projects to do so immediately, rather than to wait for
restricted funds to be allocated."
Nearly 80 CH2M HILL offices and project sites worldwide participated in
the 2007 campaign. Top fundraising offices as determined by average
donation per employee were Amman, Jordan; Parsippany, N.J.; Gainesville,
Fla.; and Singapore. Four CH2M HILL employees serve on the Water For People
board of directors, and several others serve on local committees.
"Water For People is overwhelmed by the generosity of CH2M HILL and its
employees in supporting our mission to develop locally sustainable drinking
water resources, sanitation facilities, and health and hygiene education
programs in developing countries," says Deborah Brink, acting executive
director of Water For People. "CH2M HILL's employee giving program
demonstrates the commitment of its employees as active participants in
solving the global water crisis and is just one aspect of the company's
tremendous leadership in this area."
"The strong, firmwide support of Water For People aligns with our
ongoing efforts to find sustainable clean water solutions and help improve
the quality of life for people around the world," says Tom Searle,
president of CH2M HILL's Water Business Group. "We applaud both the
creativity of our employees in developing so many successful fundraising
events and their deep personal commitment to the worthy cause of ensuring a
world where all people have access to clean water and adequate sanitation
From water reclamation to desalination to more efficient water
treatment, CH2M HILL's Water Business Group designs, builds, engineers and
delivers water projects and water technologies that are cost-effective,
innovative, and timely.
Through CH2M HILL OMI(http://www.omi.ch2mhill.com/), the company
provides a range of custom-tailored operations and maintenance solutions,
including water and wastewater system optimization; consulting; and
contract O&M of water, wastewater and other utilities -- all backed by a
commitment to safety, quality, innovation and customer service.
Employee-owned CH2M HILL is a $4.5 billion global firm providing
engineering, construction, operations and related technical services to
public and private clients. CH2M HILL has more than 19,000 employees around
the world. For more information, visit http://www.ch2mhill.com.
For more information on Water For People, visit
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