Despite a tough year for the company, the Caterpillar Foundation is making a generous pledge to the United Way's holiday fundraising efforts.
Together with Caterpillar employees both past and present, the foundation is donating and impressive 11.5 million dollars to the campaign.
That amount includes donations, as well as a dollar-for-dollar matching grant from the foundation.
"I think that is what is really great about Caterpillar employees and retirees," said Jennifer Zammuto, CEO of the Caterpillar Foundation.
"Giving back to our communities is part of our DNA, and that doesn't change during challenging times," she said.
More than half of that donation will benefit our local United Way.