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Community Involvement

At GATX, we strive to support great causes within our communities. We are dedicated to fostering a culture of giving back through our volunteer programs, customer partnerships, and fundraising efforts. Read on to learn more about specific events GATX has been involved in.

Communities and Customers:
 
Emergency Response TankTrainer™ Session

In 2016, GATX entered its 23rd year of offering our TankTrainer™ program to customers, railroads, and first responders. TankTrainer is a hands-on training program that is part of our ongoing commitment to attaining the highest level of safety, quality, and environmentally responsible performance. Read more

Corporate Partnerships:
 
Make-A-Wish Illinois

GATX’s partnership with Make-A-Wish Illinois started with employee giving in 1996. Since then, we have given more than $1 million to support the organization's mission to grant wishes to children of Illinois with life-threatening conditions. These donations make us the largest single corporate donor to Make-A-Wish Illinois. Read more

Big Shoulders

While GATX has volunteered with Big Shoulders for many years, we became a new participant in the Big Shoulder Fund’s Patrons Program in 2015. The Patrons Program establishes direct and long term relationships between Patrons and inner-city schools with the goal of providing these schools with the tools and funding to ensure every child gets the best education possible. Read more