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ADM Donates $80,500 to Columbus, Neb., Organizations

08/02/2011
Donations to enhance quality of life in community

Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) is donating a total of $80,500 to 14 organizations in Columbus through its ADM Cares social-investment program. The donations range from $2,500 to $10,000 and will support the organizations’ efforts to enhance the quality of life in Columbus.

“ADM is committed to keeping the Columbus area a great place to live and work,” said Steve Dewald, manager of ADM’s corn processing facility in Columbus. “We are proud to support these organizations because they help improve the quality of life in our communities today and help create a better foundation for tomorrow.”

Checks were presented by Dewald to representatives from each of the 14 organizations during a check presentation ceremony held August 3 at the ADM corn processing facility.

$10,000 checks presented to:Jenni Moje, executive director, American Red Cross; andJamie Snyder and Dan Staack, Habitat for Humanity.

$8,000 checks presented to:Patrick Cool, Columbus Food Pantry;Carol Keller, Columbus Community Hospital; Pastor Ted Pearson, Columbus Rescue Mission; andRuth Chermok, board member, and Hope Freshour, Youth and Family director, Columbus Family YMCA.

$7,000 check presented to:Jonathan Niles, executive director, Erin Nahorny, child services director, and Deb Becher, adult services director, Center for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Survivors.

$5,000 check presented to:Vanessa Oceguera, executive director, Keep Columbus Beautiful.

$3,500 check presented to:Jean Sharman, manager, Columbus Senior Center and Columbus Area Transit.

$3,000 check presented to:Melinda Allen, executive director, Platte Valley Literacy Association.

$2,500 checks presented to:Roxanne McCright, Big Pals Little Pals; Kara Asmus, Boy Scouts of America; Vicki Hanus and Jenny Cardwell, Girl Scouts of the USA; andTricia Faust and Bob Arp, TeamMates Mentoring Program;

The donation was given through ADM Cares. ADM Cares is a social investment program that directs funds to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. The program comprises three distinct focus areas: supporting the responsible development of agriculture, improving the quality of life in ADM communities and fostering employee giving and volunteer activities.