AT HOME IN OUR COMMUNITY
Since 1947, we have been a ﬁxture in our community and active supporters of local schools, charities, and civic outreach organizations. From employee food and clothing drives that help the less fortunate to sponsoring youth sports and scholarship programs, we take our responsibility to our community seriously, and so do our employees. Many members of our General Films family freely devote their time and energy outside of work to help improve the quality of life for others.
On a national scale, the company has made large equipment donations to support several educational institutions including Food Sciences in the College of Agriculture at Purdue University, and the dairy programs at both Penn State University and Cornell University. Our founder, Roy J. Weikert, also made signiﬁcant donations in his lifetime and through his estate to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
Several local and regional organizations have also been the beneﬁciaries of Roy’s generosity. General Films recently hosted an event for community leaders to share information about the company and distribute additional philanthropic gifts to several local groups. Some of the organizations that received funds from Roy’s estate include the Village of Covington, Covington Exempted Village Schools, Covington Fire & Rescue, Covington-Newberry Historical Society, Covington Church of the Brethren, and the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. The event provided a wonderful opportunity to reﬂect on Roy’s life, recognize the impact that he had on General Films and the local community, and to celebrate more than $500,000 of donations over the past two years.