Winning with Math & Science

Education   Environment   Empowerment

Eastman is guided by the trust between the company, employees, shareholders, and the broader community it touches with the goal of making a difference in a material way to all these entities. We recognize the value that business and industry has on education. Eastman MathElites™️ and SciencElites™️ strengthen the education community by providing in depth study of math and science foundational concepts.

Goals of both programs – to incorporate pedagogy, math content, and best teaching practices that matches state curriculum standards. Teachers engage in hands-on activities and presentation of their work in the daily sessions. This allows them to experience learning in a way that we would like to see them teaching their own students. Participants engage in a variety of investigations in the following areas: mathematical processes, numbers and operations, algebra, geometry and measurement, and data analysis, probability and statistics, with topics for investigations driven by the participants, student data, and local and state math standards.

In addition to learning math content, participants explore questions and ideas about their students’ learning, their teaching, and their curricular approaches. Building teacher networks is an additional bonus of this program.

Supplies for Soldiers

Empowerment

Thanks to our Eastman Foundation team members and our site community partners and neighbors, we collected a record-setting 94,832 items for the 2019 Supplies for Soldiers campaign! In December, more than 1,200 care packages made their way around the globe to 105 U.S. deployed units. Each deployed unit received multiple boxes of toiletries, entertainment items such as books and playing cards, non-perishable food/drink mixes, and practical items, including batteries, note pads and much more. Each unit also received notes and letters from area students sharing their gratitude.


Conserving Ecology

Environment

Eastman advances large-scale, ecological work through its partnership with The Nature Conservancy, one of the world’s leading environmental organizations. We support the conservancy’s global efforts, which include land protection to preserve the habitats of giant pandas in China. We also support the conservancy’s research in nature preserves located in Shady Valley, Tennessee — a rare, high-elevation remnant of the last Ice Age and one of the most ecologically important regions in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

Disaster Relief

Economic Development

When disaster strikes, Eastman often steps in. The Eastman Foundation, coupled with employee contributions, has regularly delivered aid to natural disaster victims through the American Red Cross, and also launches special matching gift campaigns when disasters affect employees and their families. Eastman products have also been useful in aiding recovery, such as application of the Rainstick water filtration system for emergency hydration and plasticizers (in piping) for resolving issues at a nuclear power plant.

Supplies for Soldiers

Empowerment

A little bit of home can go a long way for military service members stationed overseas. That’s why Eastman sponsors the Supplies for Soldiers program, an initiative that sends care packages to our soldiers to boost morale and help our troops.

During the 2017 holiday season, Eastman shipped almost 40,000 items to U.S. service members. Team members at multiple Eastman sites participate in the Supplies for Soldiers program, demonstrating support for the network of loved ones, family and friends on active duty outside the United States.

Supporters can make a monetary contribution through the Eastman Foundation PayPal account.

If you would like to donate suggested items, submit a soldier’s name or have questions about Supplies for Soldiers, please contact Angela McCamy at (423) 229-6407 or amccamy@eastman.com.

Farm to table

Education   Environment   Empowerment   Economic Development

Eastman Foundation is a corporate partner for Appalachian Sustainable Development, a nonprofit organization that promotes improved access to healthy, garden-grown foods and sustainable agriculture and forestry in areas of Virginia and Tennessee. Currently, ASD supports nine programs that empower farmers and promote sustainability efforts. Eastman Foundation also participates in the ASD’s “Rooted in Appalachia” program by hosting a weekly farmers market at its Tennessee operations and corporate campus. Learn More

Empowering future leaders through Design Education

Education   Empowerment   Economic Development

The Eastman Foundation and the Eastman Innovation Lab are investing in Aether Global Education, a nonprofit, think tank focused on transformative learning through design education. Eastman Foundation understands the collective value of public-private partnerships is exponential and invests in those that can improve communities around the world. Aether's project based approach of exposing future leaders to real world problem solving across cultures and geographies combined with their support of improving quality of life compliments Eastman Foundation's commitment to delivering value to our global community. Learn More