BASF donates $25,000 to the GCSAA Disaster Relief Fund

May 26, 2020

RALEIGH, NC, May 26, 2020   – BASF donates $25,000 to the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America’s Disaster Relief fund. The donation will help GCSAA to provide immediate financial assistance to its members who have suffered job loss due to the effects of COVID-19.


“A significant number of our team members are former superintendents,” says Stephanie Jensen, Director of BASF Professional & Specialty Solutions. “We are deeply committed to supporting the industry through this unprecedented time and proudly partner with GCSAA to help provide financial relief to those members in need.”


The GCSAA Disaster Relief Fund was created in 2006 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It continues today as a resource for members who face tragedy caused by natural disasters by providing the opportunity for peers in the industry to help each other through monetary donations.


“BASF has shown great generosity by helping GCSAA members who are in need during these unprecedented times,” GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans says. “They have been longtime supporters of our members, and this gift is further evidence of that.”


This donation elevates BASF to the Platinum Tee Club signifying the highest level of support to the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic organization of GCSAA.


For more information, members in need can contact GCSAA at 800-472-7878 or email

About BASF Professional & Specialty Solutions


The world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable solutions through all facets of the agriculture industry. We invest in a strong R&D pipeline and broad portfolio, including herbicides, fungicides, chemical and biological solutions, soil management, plant health, and pest control. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we connect innovative thinking and down-to-earth action to create real world ideas that work – across the industry, society and the planet. The Professional & Specialty Solutions group is part of BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division. In 2019, the division generated sales of €7.8 billion. For more information, please visit or any of our social media channels.


About BASF


BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 18,800 employees in North America and had sales of $18.4 billion in 2019. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit


At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 117,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2019. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at

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