BOSTON, Mass. — The Terracon Foundation recently awarded a community grant in the amount of $3,500 to the Hitchcock Free Academy. The grant will be used to install a new ADA accessible sidewalk, which will become the main walkway for all program participants and help to make necessary repairs to the organization’s facility.
The Terracon Foundation community grant supports local, nonprofit programs with active engagement of Terracon employees in communities where they live and work.
Hitchcock Free Academy’s mission is to enrich the lives of the community members by providing educational, recreational, and cultural programs to residents of all ages from Brimfield, Holland, Sturbridge, Wales, and the surrounding communities.
Stephen Lanne, P.E., from Terracon’s Boston-Metro office, is involved with the organization and championed the grant. Sue Gregory, executive director of Hitchcock Free Academy, proudly accepted the award.
“We are very grateful to the Terracon Foundation for such a generous gift. The Hitchcock Academy is a community center that provides so many wonderful programs for people of all ages and is such a large part of our community. This grant will help fund building repair projects that otherwise may not have been possible,” said Gregory.
The Terracon Foundation was established in 2008 and expanded considerably in 2012 to provide a broader range of grant opportunities. The Terracon Foundation also provides national partner grants, university grants, and employee-dependent scholarships.
Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 3,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 140 offices in 40 states nationwide. Terracon currently ranks 35th on Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, please visit terracon.com.