North America

Case Studies

The Butler Manufacturing Company Foundation

In North America, BlueScope Steel supports our communities through the Butler Manufacturing Company Foundation.

Employees join forces with the Foundation to provide support to their home towns in three major areas: Caring for our Communities; Supporting the Educational Needs and Dreams of our Youth; and Inspiring Creativity and Appreciation for the Arts.

Red Cross

American Red Cross

In 2006, BlueScope Steel, the Butler Foundation and North American employees jointly contributed over A$250,000 to the Red Cross appeal in aid of the survivors of Hurricane Katrina.

A Day of Caring

The United Way’s 12th Annual Day of Caring in Kansas City, Missouri gave employees a chance to contribute locally by assisting with the annual clean up of the estate and grounds at the historic Bingham-Waggoner Home. Volunteers toured the home following the clean up and gained a better understanding of the history of the Queen City of the Trails, as well as what it takes to maintain a valuable tourism asset.

Butler and Vistawall Scholarship Program

Children of continuous full time employees of the Company are eligible to apply for educational support through the Butler and Vistawall Scholarship Program. Since 1954, the Foundation has helped over 300 children of employees to achieve their educational dream of graduating with a four-year degree. In 2005/06 the Foundation awarded eight new scholarships.

Support for the Arts

The Foundation also supports a range of arts organisations that have a positive cultural effect on our local communities. In Kansas City, Missouri the Foundation has a long history supporting the Kansas City Symphony, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.

The Foundation also offers employees a dollar for dollar matching gift program for qualifying educational and cultural organisations.

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