Shintech Donates Large Gift to Brazosport Health Foundation


Shintech, Inc. generously donated $100,000 to the Brazosport Health Foundation in support of the $5 million Cornerstone of Caring Capital Campaign, assisting the $15.25 million campus upgrade for Brazosport Regional. The large gift is an addition to the $25,000 Shintech donated at the start of the Capital Campaign, bringing its total contribution to $125,000.

Shintech was founded in 1974 and is the largest producer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in the United States. Shintech and the Health System have a long time relationship through charitable donations and Erv Schroeder, Executive Vice President of Manufacturing, served as the Board President at Brazosport Regional from 1994 – 1997.

“We are pleased to support BRHS with this gift and to assist with the total campus upgrade that ensures our community has local quality medical services,” said Tim O’Brien, Shintech Site Manager. “This gift is in honor of Shintech’s chairman and founder, Mr. Kanagawa, and his many years of leadership of the company.”

Rob Heckendorn, Brazosport Health Foundation Board President, and George Franklin, Health Foundation and Capital Campaign Committee Member received the check from Tim O’Brien. “This is a wonderful testament to community support of the Capital Campaign. We are proud to have a tight-knit community that generously supports the local hospital and the services it provides,” said Heckendorn.

Brazosport Health Foundation is seeking donations from other foundations, corporate industry partners and local community members to help raise the remaining amount of the campaign. As a non-profit organization, donor support helps Brazosport Regional invest in advanced technology, equipment and facilities to provide each patient with excellent and compassionate care. If you haven’t donated and would like to before the closing of the capital campaign, please call 979-297-6190. For more information about the Foundation, visit

Photo Caption L-R: Rob Heckendorn, Board President of the Health Foundation; George Franklin, Board Member of the Health Foundation; Judith Pepper, Executive Director of the Health Foundation; Tim O’Brien, Site Manager of Shintech; Susanne Finley, Human Resources at Shintech; Richard Kepp, Health, Safety and Security Manager of Shintech

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