• As HI celebrates our 100 years of service to the pump industry, we would also like to recognize the great philanthropic work of our member companies.  Here are just a few examples of HI Members Giving Back.



    Cascade Pump Company through the Summerfield Foundation makes a difference in Southern California Communities.

    The Summerfield Foundation was started in 1983 to honor the founders of Cascade Pump, Marvin and Kathryn Summerfield. The primary focuses of the Foundation are family business education, medical research/healthcare, and international water/hygiene awareness.

    Some institutions that benefit from the Foundations funding include: St. Joseph Hospital of Orange (, Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business (, and the Center for Family Business at California State University Fullerton ( The Summerfield Foundation is contributing to clean water projects and hygiene education in the developing world through donations to the Rotary Foundation and the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group ( The Polio Plus Initiative of the Rotary Foundation is also a major focus of the Summerfield Foundation.




    Since 2014, EagleBurgmann in the US has been supporting the Kirk Elementary School in Houston, Texas, in which 75 percent of the students are considered economically disadvantaged, with 1,600 volunteer hours in 2016 alone. EagleBurgmann has been heavily involved at the campus since its 2014 adoption and announced in May’ 2016 its donation of $250,000 to the school over the next 4 years. An estimated 18 EagleBurgmann mentors and 60 volunteers regularly spend time working with students and finding ways to improve the campus environment. Target partnership areas include volunteering, mentoring students, school supply donations, career readiness talks and staff perks.

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    General Rubber

    For over 15 years, the principle owners and employees of General Rubber have supported the New Jersey Metro chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This NMSS chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS living in northern NJ and to raise funds for critical MS research. The annual MS-100 Bike Tour is the chapter’s main fundraiser and a blast to participate in. 


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    Grundfos Pumps Corporation Walk for Water 2017

    Each year, Grundfos Pumps Corporation partners with Water Mission to host a Walk for Water in various locations with the goal of spreading awareness about the global water crisis and raising funds to provide safe, sustainable water solutions in developing countries.

    Participants walk 3.5 miles, the distance that millions of people must walk each day to collect drinking water – often from a contaminated source. Walkers start the event with a water bucket, fill it with water at the halfway point and carry it to the finish. The event brings together employees, their families and the community.

    This year, Grundfos has raised nearly $50,000 so far, with one walk still to take place in Toronto. 




    The 30th annual Inpro/Seal® VIP Charity Golf Tournament raised a record $23,066 for Aspire, a leader in providing bold, pioneering and uncompromising services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. One hundred twenty-eight Inpro/Seal customers, vendors and employees attended the event, held Monday, August 14 at Oakwood Country Club in Coal Valley, Ill., to raise money for this deserving local cause.  “This year’s record-setting VIP Charity Golf Tournament saw the most attendees and largest donation in its 30-year history,” said Jim Coryell, Inpro/Seal Director of Sales – Americas. “It’s exciting to watch this event grow through the years and make a large impact in helping those with developmental disabilities.” 


    For the poorer portions of Brazil’s population, access to education is often denied. It was for this reason that the “Rotary International” organisation founded the “Association for the Education of the People of Tomorrow in Jundiaí” (Associação de Educação do Homem de Amanhã de Jundiaí, AEDHA) around 26 years ago. Companies such as KSB Brazil support AEDHA's activities.

    More than 40 youngsters are completing work placements with KSB Brazil at four locations. Over 24 months, the teenagers gain theoretical knowledge at school alongside practical experience. They put their skills to the test via simple tasks in the administrative areas and on the shop floor, as well as assisting with documentation and data entry. The comprehensive curriculum also features telephoning and communication skills, using computer programs, archiving techniques, maths and fitness.


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      Wanner Engineering Supports United Way in Defeating Poverty through Twin Cities Rise

      For more than two decades, William F. Wanner, Jr has both personally and professionally, through Wanner Engineering, contributed to Twin Cities R!SE, an organization founded in 1993 whose mission is to transform lives out of poverty through meaningful employment ( Each year, all Wanner employees are invited to participate in the Twin Cities United Way ( ) annual drive through payroll deductions or one-time gifts. Wanner Engineering then matches every donation up to $200 per individual annually, designating R!SE as the beneficiary. TCR established the Empowerment Institute to work from the inside out with companies to provide thousands of deserving individuals with stable, well-paying employment.


      WILO USA

      Despite an unexpected direct hit from then Category 2 Hurricane Irma and no power for 4 days, these 200 Wilo "Relief Buckets" were filled by local volunteers from Clermont, Montverde and Winter Garden Florida. They contained cleaning and hygiene supplies to be transported by relief agency UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief) to families in the affected areas in Texas and Florida.