This is amazing and the new park in front of the building is great too!
COOPER’S FERRY REPORTS: AMERICAN WATER CELEBRATES ITS NEW HOME IN CAMDEN WITH GRAND OPENING CEREMONY
Company marks occasion with $200,000 donation from American Water Charitable Foundation to Camden City School District for STEM education, reinforcing continuing commitment to Camden’s future
American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, celebrated the official grand opening of its new headquarters at One Water Street on the Camden Waterfront yesterday. A $200,000 donation for STEM education was also announced by the American Water Charitable Foundation during the day's ceremony.
“Our move to Camden is an opportunity to contribute to the continuing revival of this great City, a community in which we have provided water service and invested in for more than 125 years,” said Susan Story, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Water. “At American Water, we keep life flowing – both by investing in Camden’s youth and the region’s future economic prosperity, and by providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable water and water services to our customers in Camden and across the United States.”
While American Water’s move to Camden and its donation to support STEM education among Camden students are new developments, the company is no stranger to the City. Since 2011, American Water has invested more than $5 million into Camden organizations, including Hopeworks, the Salvation Army KROC Center, Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House, LUCY Outreach, St. Joseph’s Carpenter Society, UrbanPromise, Boys & Girls Club of Camden County and Cathedral Kitchen.
“STEM education is a critical discipline for our students to embrace while in school, in order to be prepared to take advantage of the wide range of careers in the modern economy,” said Katrina McCombs, Acting Superintendent, Camden City School District. “With American Water Charitable Foundation’s generous donation, more Camden public school students will have access to state-of-the-art STEM education and resources, equipping them with the vital skills they’ll need to pursue post-secondary degrees, enter the workforce and thrive in the types of highly skilled positions being created right here on the Camden Waterfront.”