The Trust Can Help You
The Ida C. Koran Trust is a place for Ecolab employees and retirees to turn to in times of need. Started by Ecolab’s first employee, Ida C. Koran, the Trust offers financial assistance to dependents of Ecolab employees and retirees seeking a post-secondary education, and to employees and retirees who experience an unexpected crisis that causes financial hardship.
Explore Ida's Story
In 1923, shortly after founding Economics Laboratory, M.J. Osborn hired Ida Koran as the company's very first associate.
Ida Koran was Ecolab’s first employee. She’s also the woman who established and founded the Ida C. Koran Trust. The Trust is dedicated to lending a helping hand to current Ecolab employees and retirees around the world in times of unexpected need. It’s also available for Ecolab employees and retirees with children seeking assistance with financing higher education.