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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.

Communities and Customers:
Emergency Response TankTrainer™ Session

In 2021, GATX enters its 28th 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, more than two decades ago. Since then, through employee and corporate contributions, we have given more than $4 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