Oct 03, 2011

Amway Corp. Becomes Corporate Sponsor for Wishing Well International Foundation

List of sponsors for foundation grows as company pledges support for clean drinking

Amway Corp. of Ada, Mich., joined the list of corporate sponsors for Wishing Well Intl. Foundation (WWIF). Amway has previously been involved in corporate social responsibility programs and is closely involved with the non-governmental organization Safe Water Team (SWT).

WWIF is now also partnered with SWT, which has set up distribution centers in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Ghana. Details of the collaboration between WWIF and SWT will be discussed at a meeting in early October at Amway’s headquarters.

Before passing away last May from cancer, Amway scientist Ken Conrad had introduced WWIF to his work in Ghana and the Biosand filter, which WWIF now distributes to developing areas.

“Amway is proud to support the mission of Wishing Well Intl. Foundation in the name of Kenneth E. Conrad. Ken devoted 17 years of his life working on water treatment technologies at Amway, and was motivated to bring clean, safe drinking water to people around the world in order to help them live better lives. Ken lost his battle with cancer on May 6, 2011, and Amway’s support of WWIF is one way we continue to honor Ken and his mission,” said Roy Keunnen, director of durables R&D for Amway.