Celebrating 60 years of community involvement...
The A. O. Smith Foundation is celebrating its 60th anniversary throughout 2015. The Foundation is committed to make the communities in which A. O. Smith has operations better places to live and work. It achieves this by partnering with and supporting higher education, cultural and social welfare, medical research, and improved health services.
1904: Start of
the Red Feather Campaign, now known as United
Way. A. O. Smith begins supporting
the campaign; a relationship that is now in its 111th year.
1930: Mr. and
Mrs. L. R. Smith establish a convalescent home for children suffering with
formally organizes as the Glennellen
1955: L. B.
(Ted) Smith reestablishes the Glennellen
Foundation as the A. O. Smith
Scholarship Program initiated for children of employees
1972: L. B. Smith
joins the Medical College of Wisconsin Board
1978: L. B.
Smith partners with Carlton Wilson, CEO of the Robert. W Baird Company,
and together started a campaign to fund the construction of the first
campus building at the Medical College of Wisconsin
Gift Program created, program encourages employees to support colleges and
universities by matching their donations on a dollar-for-dollar basis
2015: The A. O. Smith Foundation
celebrates its 60th anniversary