Tandus Centiva partnered with Suzanne Tick, and Antron to donate $157,799.85 to Publicolor for its Summer Design Studio. Publicolor is a nonprofit that serves K–12 public school students in New York as a long-term youth development program.
Tandus Centiva and Suzanne Tick first collaborated in 2013 to donate a percentage of proceeds from the sales of more than 50 Suzanne Tick-designed Powerbond products when used in an education setting. In 2014, Antron joined the partnership to contribute proceeds each time Antron fibers were specified in these purchases. Since launching the program, the three companies have donated nearly half a million dollars to Publicolor and its mission to fight poverty by countering inner-city public schools’ alarming dropout rate.
“We admire the work they are doing, and the progress that has been made within the K-12 education sector in New York public schools,” said Len Ferro, president of Tandus Centiva. “The measureable impact they have on the student participants in Publicolor’s programs, and on the communities they serve, inspires us.”
Suzanne Tick, principal at Suzanne Tick, added, “The work Publicolor does has a lasting impact on each student’s life. The products we produce in partnership with Tandus Centiva contribute to the learning environments of students across the country, and it’s a privilege to be able to give back to a nonprofit that works with students through design and color.”
Leaders from the three companies presented this year’s donation to Publicolor at the nonprofit’s annual gala in New York on May 22. Proceeds benefitting the Summer Design Program will support a seven-week summer enrichment program that teaches at-risk teens literary and math through the scaffold of product design.