Ascension Parish School Board


PotashCorp Donates $30,000 to G.W. Carver Primary

Gonzales, La. – Representatives from PotashCorp - Geismar recently surprised the staff at G.W. Carver Primary School with a $30,000 check to purchase laptops for teachers to use in the classroom.

"We appreciate the ongoing commitment Potash has to our school community. This donation is particularly exciting as it will allow us to purchase laptops for our Pre-K through second grade classrooms. The laptops will enhance our curriculum and expose our youngest students to skills necessary to be college and career ready," said G.W. Carver Primary Principal Latatia Johnson.
"It is a continuing goal of PotashCorp to be a responsible member of our communities.  By supporting projects and initiatives that reflect the goals and values of our company, we strive to improve the quality of life in the areas where we work and live," said PotashCorp Human Resources Manager Garry Hiebert.
Last year, PotashCorp donated around $550,000 to the local community in support of its six areas of priority:
  • Food and security,
  • Education and training,
  • Community building,
  • Heath and wellness,
  • Environmental stewardship, and
  • Arts and culture.
ABOUT POTASHCORP: As the world's largest crop nutrient company, PotashCorp plays an integral role in global food production.  The company produces the three essential nutrients required to help farmers grow healthier, more abundant crops.  PCS Nitrogen Fertilizer, L.P. (PotashCorp Geismar) has been in operation since 1964 and produces nitrogen and phosphate products for fertilizers and industrial uses.  
Pictured from left: Ascension Public Schools Superintendent Patrice Pujol, PotashCorp Human Resources Manager Garry Hiebert, GW Carver Primary Assistant Principal Martha Babin, GW Carver Primary Principal Latatia Johnson, and PotashCorp Human Resources Specialist Misty Bonfanti.