Koch Foundation (Gibbs Die Casting/Audubon Metals) URM Scholarship

Pictured: Dr. Jason Warren, HCC President & CEO, Dr. Michelle Chappell, HCC Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Brian Hawkes, Audubon Metals President & CEO, Dr. Reneau Waggoner, HCC Provost, and Greg Risch, President & CEO Gibbs.

Gibbs Die Casting Corporation (Gibbs) and Audubon Metals’ parent company, Koch Enterprise Inc., support numerous people and community organizations through financial grants in the areas of education, arts, health care, and human services for people in need through no fault of their own. The Koch Foundation is a vehicle that helps accomplish this.

This week Gibbs and Audubon Metals represented the Koch Foundation at Henderson Community College (HCC) to announce the Koch Foundation (Gibbs Die Casting/Audubon Metals) URM (Underrepresented Minorities) Scholarship and presented a check for $50,000 to establish an endowment fund. This amount will be matched by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) for a total sum of $100,000. Scholarships will be awarded to HCC URM students who have demonstrated the potential for achieving academic excellence. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible.

Gibbs President & CEO, Greg Risch says, “I’m both proud and humbled to be part of an organization that values our local community, supports diversity, and empowers others through education. These scholarships open potentially life-changing opportunities for people to achieve their dreams.”

About Gibbs

Gibbs is a manufacturer of precision die-cast, machined, and assembled products for the automotive industry. Unique within the die-casting industry, Gibbs specializes in both vertical and horizontal die-cast processes, which provide flexibility to meet a wide range of customer needs at competitive prices. Headquartered in Henderson, KY, Gibbs employs over 800 team members. For over 50 years, Gibbs has provided unique solutions to its Tier One and OEM customers and is privately held by Koch Enterprises Incorporated.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Laura Woods at 330-221-4775 or email at laura.woods@gibbsdc.com.