Community Impact

Supporting our Communities

As a growing company with over 100 locations around the world, we make a positive impact on the communities in which we operate and encourage each of our operating units to engage with their local communities and find meaningful ways to give back. We have specifically targeted underserved and disadvantaged communities in and around our locations. Read below for programs that TransDigm has launched at the corporate level.

Cleveland Clinic’s Sight-Saving Eye Care Services
TransDigm teamed up with Cleveland Clinic to put at-risk children on the path to better vision. We committed $1 million to Cleveland Clinic’s Vision First program, a community outreach initiative that provides free comprehensive vision screenings and eye examinations to local elementary students from a mobile optometry van. The investment will allow Cleveland Clinic to reach more children in underserved communities throughout Northeast Ohio. Nearly one in four American school-aged children has an undetected and untreated vision problem, according to the American Optometric Association. When a child’s eyesight is out of focus, it can affect their overall wellbeing, confidence and performance in the classroom.
Promoting Diversity and Helping Underprivileged Youth – The Doug Peacock Scholarship Program
One of our top priorities at TransDigm is developing and promoting a talented and diverse workforce. We are driven to help foster that talent at a young age, assisting students who might not otherwise have the means to continue developing their skillsets. We established the Doug Peacock Scholarship program. This program is named after one of our founders who passed away in 2020 to provide educational opportunities, particularly in engineering and business, to minority students. We have built an ongoing partnership and provide financial support for postsecondary education to Engineering and Business majors in need at Clemson University, Cleveland State University, Drexel University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Southern California, and University of Washington. We also provide educational opportunity for high school students impacted by poverty and educational inequality by partnering with Saint Martin De Porres High School and Benedictine High School in inner city Cleveland.

Our commitment to diversity extends beyond scholarships. We actively support Programs for Educational Enrichment and Retention and Women in Science and Engineering (“PEER” and “WISE”), a diversity program at Clemson University, and Center for Engineering Diversity at USC Viterbi. Additionally, we offer employment opportunities to our Doug Peacock Scholars, providing valuable career pathways and contributing to the development of a diverse workforce. We have some students who obtain internships and co-ops at our operating units. At TransDigm, we believe in empowering the next generation of talent both inside and outside the classroom, and we are dedicated to making a meaningful impact.
Championing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Educational Programming with the Great Lakes Science Center
Located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, the Great Lakes Science Center (“GLSC”) is a museum and educational facility dedicated to hosting exhibits that support STEM and provides year-round educational classes, workshops and other events to families and children. Many of the GLSC’s exhibits are hands-on to promote learning. The TransDigm Group Learning Center opened in early 2023 to support the STEM educational programming that the GLSC brings to under resourced and underrepresented youth in Cleveland and its surrounding communities. The TransDigm Group Learning Center provides a classroom for experiments, engineering challenges, dissections and other engaging STEM activities, helping students explore careers in STEM and develop the skills industry leaders need in their future workforce. Inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators The TransDigm Group Learning Center is for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, Camp Curiosity and high school FIRST Robotics.
Honoring our Community and the U.S. Navy with the USS Cleveland – A Contribution to the USS Cleveland Legacy Foundation

One of TransDigm’s core business and values is supporting the U.S. military. Last year, we supported the USS Cleveland Legacy Foundation’s efforts to bring the ship to life at its commissioning in Cleveland, the USS Cleveland’s crew during its service life and returning the ship to Cleveland after its retirement to serve as a memorial and museum for all four U.S. Navy ships that have carried the name Cleveland. We are pleased to contribute to this honorable project, which will not only help commission a new United States Navy threat combat ship – expected in 2024 – but build lasting connections between the sea services and the Greater Cleveland community.

Educational Opportunities
Many TransDigm operating units provide educational outreach and support to their local communities through various initiatives. From career coaching high school students exploring STEM programs and occupations to work study programs for young adults to scholarship funding to assist with college expenses, we endeavor to support community education projects. We value our role in helping strengthen educational opportunities to inspire future generations of the workforce. Throughout the TransDigm organization, almost every operating unit has an internship or co-op program. Students participating in our internship or co-op programs are typically recruited from local colleges and universities. The majority of the internship and co-op programs focus on students pursuing a degree in engineering; however, some operating units also have interns in other fields including accounting, human resources and sales. Our internship and co-op programs prepare students for their future careers and allow them to see firsthand the numerous job options available to them in the industry.
Operating Company Local Community Engagement
We strongly encourage each of our operating units to engage with their local communities and to give back through various charitable activities and organizations throughout the year. Each operating unit has its unique relationship with its community and individually decides which charitable activities to support with donations. Some of the organizations our operating units support include United Way, United Way Centraide Canada, Saint Martin De Porres High School, Phoenix Rescue Mission, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, and The West Valley Mavericks Foundation. Our operating units also participate in activities such as holiday toy drives, food/clothing drives, local charity run/walks, school supply drives and volunteering with local organizations.