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Community Affairs

Good corporate citizenship is central to our culture.

The roots of GATX Corporation’s ongoing commitment to philanthropy can be traced back to September 1926, when our railcars delivered relief to disaster victims after a massive hurricane devastated Miami. Following the hurricane, a joint venture of the company, General American-Pfaudler, delivered 50,000 gallons of donated pasteurized milk in its train cars within three days. Ninety-four years later, GATX remains a devoted corporate citizen serving the communities where our employees live and work.

Today, we organize and encourage employees to volunteer in their communities through tutoring and mentoring programs, building playgrounds and painting schools, cleaning up litter and restoring natural habitats, working at food banks and soup kitchens, and participating in food, clothing, and toy collection drives.

The GATX Chicago office also holds an annual giving campaign in which all proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish® Illinois. Through employee and corporate contributions, GATX is the largest annual corporate donor to Make-A-Wish® in Illinois.