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2021 Giving Project
Once again, ECT embarked on a holiday project to give back to the communities where we live, work and play.

Ten ECT employees were nominated by their peers to each select a local nonprofit doing outstanding and essential work in their hometowns. These ten individuals were chosen because of their passion about their communities and service, their strong work performance, and for being star performers behind the scenes here at ECT.

Take a moment to learn how our best and brightest gave back $10,000 in charitable donations to support causes near to their hearts.

Happy Holidays from your friends at ECT!


Kurt Hansen | Senior Associate Scientist
Back to School Illinois provides school supplies for students in low-income families. When we help those in need receive the tools for success, there is no limit to what they can achieve!
Nominated by: Brooke Poppe


Gladys McMillian | Accounting Specialist
Children’s Home Society North Central Florida Region provides multiple life changing services to children and families who are struggling with day-to-day living matters such as hunger, shelter, and in some cases life threatening health issues.
Nominated by: Debbie Mansell


David Boomer | IT Helpdesk Specialist
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan started in Detroit, in an underserved community, and thrived. They feed many people in the city and downriver, including my neighbors, their kids, and many people I interact with every day.
Nominated by: Tennille Newsome


Mike Whitman | Senior Accounting Specialist I
Metropolitan Ministries offers a wide array of services for at-risk and homeless families in and around the Tampa Bay area.
Nominated by: Marcia Harrison


Tonya Lewandowski | Senior Engineer
The Watershed Center
Their mission statement aligns with my family’s love of Grand Traverse Bay and our passion to protect it.  For nearly a decade our family has volunteered for TWC, engaging in the Adopt-A-Stream program.
Nominated by: Scott Denahan