FedEx Freight sponsors Women In Trucking Foundation to assist in Scholarship Awards to Women Pursuing Transportation Careers
Plover, WI (December 20, 2019) – Women In Trucking (WIT) Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit affiliated with the Women In Trucking Association, is pleased to announce FedEx Freight as a new Corporate Sponsor. FedEx Freight’s recent contribution of $24,000 to the WIT Foundation will support the mission of the Foundation in forwarding the careers of women in transportation through educational scholarships and career development opportunities.
“Through this engagement with Women In Trucking Foundation, FedEx Freight is making a substantial commitment to affordable education and career development opportunities for women who are striving to make a career in transportation,” said Tracci Schultz, FedEx Freight SVP of Strategic Planning, Engineering & Operational Solutions and board director of the Women In Trucking Association.
Since 2013, the Women In Trucking Foundation has awarded nearly $100,000 in scholarships to over 100 recipients, including nearly $20,000 awarded in the spring of 2019.
“We greatly appreciate FedEx Freight’s generous gift as it will enable the Women In Trucking Foundation to increase the number of scholarships awarded this year and it affords us the ability to offer additional support to women as they seek careers in transportation or expand their knowledge base in our industry,” said WIT Foundation Chair Debora Babin Katz, VP, TrucBrush Corporation. “Corporate Sponsors, such as FedEx Freight, are making our mission possible in serving the transportation industry by attracting more women in the areas of CLD driving, technicians, safety and leadership through career support,” Katz added.
The WIT Foundation recently awarded scholarships to the following women representing the following award categories:
The Women In Trucking Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization affiliated with the nonprofit 501c6 trade organization Women In Trucking Association, Inc., and is responsible for raising funds for educational scholarships and encouraging the employment of women in the trucking industry. For more information or to donate, visit www.womenintruckingfoundation.org or call 888.464.9482. Women In Trucking Foundation is also registered with Amazon.com® Smile.
About Women In Trucking Association, Inc.
Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17% of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners: Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, BMO Transportation Finance, Daimler Trucks North America, Expediter Services, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, Peterbilt Motors Company, Ryder System, Inc., and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.
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