Dow Partners with DonorsChoose.org to Empower Educators for Classroom Science Learning

Partnership will support science projects and programs for teachers
in Brazoria County, Texas

FREEPORT, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) Texas Operations announced today it
is partnering with DonorsChoose.org in southern Brazoria County, Texas.
The partnership demonstrates Dow’s commitment to giving back to
communities in which it operates and will empower local educators and
encourage STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), specifically
science-based, learning in the classroom. Through a contribution to
DonorsChoose.org, the collaboration will consist of an online funding
match offer and employee-driven programs to support teacher-requested
science projects and programs.

DonorsChoose.org matches teachers’ projects with community members’
interests. Across the country, DonorsChoose.org has fulfilled over
600,000 classroom projects, supporting almost 300,000 teachers
and impacting nearly 18,000,000 students in the United States. Dow Texas
Operations is partnering with DonorsChoose.org to bring this unique
opportunity to educators in its local community.

“Dow is committed to Building the Workforce of Tomorrow in our
local communities and empowering our educators, as they have the ability
to spark excitement for science in our students and expose them to
STEM-related careers,” said Rob Vallentine, Dow’s director of global
citizenship and president of The Dow Chemical Company Foundation. “We
are also excited that this partnership supports Dow’s 2025
Sustainability Goal, “Engaging Employees for Impact”, as it allows our
employees to support teachers and provide much needed classroom
supplies.”

Southern Brazoria County is a strategic growth region for Dow, and
supporting classrooms will help support a sustainable workforce pipeline
of skilled STEM talent. This partnership is also one of the first
collaborations in support of Dow’s newly launched, business-aligned
Global Citizenship strategy, with a commitment to Building the
Workforce of Tomorrow
in its local communities through empowering
educators and supporting students from classroom to career.

Dow’s contribution will consist of the following initiatives and create
up to $75,000 in classroom impact:

  • Dow will commit a total of $25,000 directly to projects on
    DonorsChoose.org posted by educators in the communities of Angleton,
    Brazoria, Clute, Danbury, Freeport, Jones Creek, Lake Jackson,
    Richwood, Sweeny and West Columbia , with the ability for the public
    to fully match this amount for new science related materials and
    supplies to area classrooms.
  • Dow Texas Operations STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
    Ambassadors, a group of trained employee volunteers, will identify
    select science projects that will total $10,000.
  • Local Dow employees will receive $15,000 in DonorsChoose.org gift
    cards to help fund classroom projects of their choice.

“We’re deeply grateful for the support of The Dow Chemical Company,”
said Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org. “With Dow’s help, so
many more Texas teachers will be able to offer their students incredible
learning opportunities that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.”

Educators can visit http://www.donorschoose.org/teachers
to upload their projects.

For more information about Dow’s commitment to Building the Workforce
of Tomorrow
visit http://www.dow.com/en-us/science-and-sustainability/global-citizenship/building-the-workforce.

To learn more about Dow’s 2025 Sustainability goals visit http://www.dow.com/en-us/science-and-sustainability/sustainability-reporting.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to
passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company
is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer,
chemical and biological science to help address many of the world’s most
challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy
generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity.
Dow’s integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty
chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses
delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to
customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such
as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2015, Dow
had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500
people worldwide. The Company’s more than 6,000 product families are
manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References
to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its
consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More
information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.

About DonorsChoose.org

Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help a
classroom in need. Teachers at 70 percent of all the public schools in
America have created project requests, and 2,074,210 people have donated
$423,338,352 to projects that inspire them. Over 18,292,472 students –
most from low-income communities and many in disaster-stricken areas –
have received books, art supplies, field trips, technology, and other
resources that they need to learn.

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Contacts

The Dow Chemical Company
Sara Steele
+1 202 429 3428
smsteele@dow.com