Educational programs coast-to-coast benefit from grants
Tampa, FL – 10/1/2010 – The PBSJ Corporation, parent company of PBS&J; Peter R. Brown Construction, Inc.; and PBS&J International, Inc., has announced the award of this quarter’s grants totaling more than $29,000. Grants will be administered through The PBSJ Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) foundation focused on helping the corporation’s employee-owned subsidiaries expand their programs for charitable giving.
The Foundation Board meets quarterly throughout the year to consider funding requests submitted by employees of the Corporation’s subsidiaries. At its September 2010 Board meeting, grants for the following programs were approved:
• Groundwork San Diego – Chollas Creek; Watershed Scholars; San Diego, California
• Marston Middle School; Robotics Exploratory Program; San Diego, California
• Society of Women Engineers; Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Fund; San Diego County, California
• Terry Parker High School; Academy of Coastal and Environmental Studies; Duval County, Florida
• ITS Florida; ITSFL Scholarship Program; Statewide, Florida
• Henderson Community Foundation; APPLE CORE Program; Henderson, Nevada
• The Links, Inc., Town Lakes Chapter; Town Lake Links Scholarship Program; Austin, Texas
“As professionals committed to improving life for generations, it’s not surprising that many of PBSJ’s employees around the nation are also passionate supporters of charitable causes within their local communities. That is why at the heart of every donation presented by The PBSJ Foundation, there is an employee who wants to make a difference,” says Cecilia Green, chair of The PBSJ Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors.
The PBSJ Foundation supports community education initiatives through scholarships and grants for public/private institutions of learning, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.
About The PBSJ Foundation, Inc.
The PBSJ Corporation has a long-established tradition of giving back to the communities in which its employees live and work. As the company’s professional interests have expanded nationally, so has the opportunity to reach into more communities to make a difference. To maximize the benefit of these charitable efforts, and to evolve and elevate its philanthropic efforts, The PBSJ Foundation was established. This 501(c)(3) foundation provides the Corporation’s subsidiaries (PBS&J, Peter Brown Construction, and PBS&J International) with the tools and the ability to further promote and support education, public charities focused on providing support for individuals, and communities impacted by natural and man-made disasters, and the interests and welfare of other public charities that have a tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3).
For more information about The PBSJ Foundation, contact Audrey Davidson, Foundation Coordinator, at 407.806.4321, or by email at AEDavidson@pbsj.com.