Pipeline of Support
ACIPCO: A UAB Supporter for More Than 30 Years
|ACIPCO employees present their latest donation
to Ed Partridge (center).
For 31 years, the employees of American Cast Iron Pipe Company (ACIPCO) have consistently supported the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. The center honored the company last year for its annual gifts, the combined total of which is now $520,000, to support cancer research and oncology care services.
“The ACIPCO employees are a dedicated community partner,” says Cancer Center Director Edward Partridge, M.D. “Their support, and efforts by others like them, is what enables the Cancer Center to continue its progress.”
The recent ACIPCO gift went into the center’s Fund for Excellence to support high-priority areas as needed, Partridge says. Headquartered in Birmingham, ACIPCO is one of the largest manufacturers of ductile iron pipe, fire hydrants, and valves for the waterworks industry as well as steel pipe for oil and natural gas pipelines.
Corporate donations, along with those made by civic clubs, philanthropic organizations, individuals, and community groups, enable the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center to recruit promising and accomplished investigators, support cutting-edge research, update equipment, and make other improvements.
Maintaining the Momentum / Winter 2011