CH2M HILL Employees Donate More Than $92,000 to Aid Water For People

Jul 24, 2007, 01:00 ET from CH2M HILL

    DENVER, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- By hosting everything from pancake
 breakfasts to bowling tournaments, CH2M
 HILL( employees around the world have raised
 more than $92,000 in employee contributions to help Water For
 People(, 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(, 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
     For more information on Water For People, visit