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Celanese Announces $100,000 Century Grant to Support Southern Dallas


Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE), a global specialty materials company,
today announced a $100,000 grant challenge for the southern sector of
Dallas, Texas.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Celanese where
"Improving the World" is a core value lived every day. Celanese will
celebrate its centennial anniversary by promoting volunteerism as well
as giving grants in the Americas, Europe and Asia regions where it
operates more than 50 manufacturing facilities, commercial offices and
technology innovation centers. Combined with the Dallas-area $100,000
grant, Celanese anticipates granting approximately $400,000 in these
communities globally.

"In honor of our centennial year, we are proud to offer grants in all
global locations where we do business. Since 2013, Celanese employees
have volunteered nearly 400,000 hours addressing community needs in the
areas of Primary Education, Thriving Families and Safe Places," said
Gretchen Rosswurm, Vice President of Philanthropy. "The Celanese Century
grants honor the communities that support us while challenging us to be
even more deeply engaged community change agents in southern Dallas and

Celanese Foundation, in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan
Dallas ("UWMD"), will launch the "Celanese Century Southern Dallas
Impact Grant" to support efforts within the Grow South Grow Strong

"The Grow South Grow Strong program provides children and families in
the Roosevelt High School feeder pattern with targeted programming in
the three City Year Dallas ISD schools, serving 1,700 students and their
families," said Susan Hoff, Chief Strategy, Impact and Operations
Officer, UWMD. "Grow South Grow Strong aims to support students and
families and engage the community and corporations through targeted
programs to address the community's biggest opportunities and

The purpose of the grant is to identify and engage community partners to
address a critical need that supports and advances the work of Primary
Education, Thriving Families or Safe Places. We seek innovative
solutions that support Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings' Grow South
effort to revitalize the southern sector of Dallas and the potential of
students and families of the community.

While other funders are supporting the Grow South program, these
three things set this grant apart:

  • We seek to fund ideas that are bold and innovative, thereby bridging
    the gap between current support within the community and larger
    funders who can bring scale and collaboration to southern Dallas.
  • We aim to encourage interdisciplinary sharing of ideas that support
    and expand upon current thinking and work.
  • We seek grantees who will integrate community insight, input and
    involvement to create ownership and empowerment.

UWMD will release the RFP on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Deadlines for the
grant process are as follows:

The vetting committee, comprised of representatives from UWMD and
Celanese, will begin reviewing applications in mid-August. Applications
that advance to the interview stage will be notified by the end of
August. Interviews will be held throughout September and the
organization chosen will be announced in October. Funding will begin on
November 1 and extend through October 31, 2020.

To learn more about the Celanese Foundation and its focus areas, go to

About Celanese

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production
of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in
most major industries and consumer applications. Our businesses use the
full breadth of Celanese's global chemistry, technology and commercial
expertise to create value for our customers, employees, shareholders and
the corporation. As we partner with our customers to solve their most
critical business needs, we strive to make a positive impact on our
communities and the world through The Celanese Foundation. Based in
Dallas, Celanese employs approximately 7,700 employees worldwide and had
2017 net sales of $6.1 billion. For more information about Celanese
Corporation and its product offerings, visit
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All registered trademarks are owned by Celanese International
Corporation or its affiliates.

About United Way Metropolitan Dallas

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is a community-based non-profit
organization that treats 360 degrees of need. For over 90 years, we have
brought people and resources together to fight complex social problems
by surrounding North Texas with efficient, impactful solutions. Since
2011, we've invested more than $147M in 200+ local programs that tackle
issues across health, education and income, the essential components of
a thriving community. We encourage North Texans to get involved by
giving, volunteering or advocating and helping lift up those in need now
and in the future. United, we help those who want to do good, do great.
Learn more at

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