ICD & Philanthropy

Two of our core values are to help in the growth of our employees and to help further the community we live and work in. We do this with several programs, from volunteering as a team to scholarships in chemistry. 

To learn more about the Larry D Vockler scholarship, please see the PSU Chemistry Department for criteria and how to apply. For the Kris L Vockler Scholarship, this is awarded to students who meet the criteria and are within the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields - also known as STEM. Please contact PSU Financial Aid for more information.

One of our most cherished core values is our responsibility to the environment and our community. Each year, ICD takes part in various volunteer opportunities and over the years has ranged from charity home construction to helping families in need. You won’t find us talking too much about it, it’s just what we feel we should do. However, one part of our philanthropic efforts we feel compelled to shout about. It is our scholarship efforts and partnership with the Chemistry Department at Portland State University. A near and dear institution to us, our CEO Kris Vockler is an alumni. Kris focuses her philanthropy efforts not just in chemistry but in providing role models and access for minorities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

I loved my time at Portland State, in both the Geology and Chemistry departments. The great benefit of an urban university is the pull of diversity and ideas a student is exposed to. I have tremendous pride in the fact that we created scholarships for not only undergraduates in the chemistry department, but we also will fund masters and PhD research in material science. It is such an incredible feeling to see the stories of students, who may not otherwise be able to complete their degrees without this help. I, personally, can not say enough about the quality and depth that PSU and the PSU Chemistry Department offers.
— Kris Vockler, CEO, ICD High Performance Coatings