Charitable Activities

Cutco supports the following charitable organizations.

Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center

Challenger Learning Center

The Cutco Foundation is an active supporter of the Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center in Allegany, N.Y. The center is one of nearly 50 Challenger Learning Centers across the country whose mission is to get kids excited about math, science and technology. The center places students in fun, educational space-themed missions utilizing a simulated space station and mission control room giving kids the feel of being on a NASA mission.

The Salvation Army

Supporter of the Salvation Army

Cutco has supported the local Red Kettle Campaign for more than 20 years. Employees volunteer hundreds of hours each year to ring The Salvation Army bell in Cutco's hometown of Olean, N.Y.

Cutco has also generously donated to The Salvation Army's annual Toys For Children holiday gift-giving campaign.

Rebuilding Together

Since 1994, Cutco employees have combined efforts to rebuild and repair homes of those in need in the Olean, N.Y., area as part of the National Rebuilding Together program.

Annual Local Holiday Canned Food Drive

Annual local holiday canned food drive

Cutco Cutlery collects canned goods and other non-perishables for local food pantries each holiday season.

The Cutco Foundation

The Cutco Foundation was established in 1996. Its mission focuses on education, community quality of life and support of key community organizations. Among the organizations that have benefited include

  • St. Bonaventure University
  • Friends of Good Music
  • Comstock Hospice Care Network
  • Olean General Hospital
  • Jamestown Community College
  • Alfred University
  • Allegheny River Trail

Cutco also supports the following organizations

March of Dimes, Meals on Wheels, YMCA, United Way, Olean General Hospital, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association

Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

Vector Canada has raised thousands of dollars to grant wishes to terminally ill children. Two senior-level management classes at Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary also contributed to the cause, based on the sale of Cutco products as part of an experiential learning program.