CSI Foundation and Terracon Foundation announce partnership

February 21, 2022

$25,000 grant to support CSI Foundation’s STEM Camp for Girls

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Foundation and the Terracon Foundation announce a partnership between the organizations to support STEM education for girls through a generous $25,000 National Partner Grant from the Terracon Foundation. The grant will support CSIFT STEM Camp for Girls, which provides hands-on learning experiences designed to educate girls from diverse backgrounds about STEM careers in the AEC and built industry.

“We are honored to provide a national partner grant to the CSI Foundation to support engaging of young girls in STEM while they are considering future careers,” said Scott Kolodziej, P.G., chair of the Terracon Foundation and environmental manager in the Dallas office. “Terracon’s continued efforts to encourage under-represented individuals in STEM is a great fit with the mission of the CSI Foundation.”

The Terracon Foundation encourages employees to submit grant requests each year for organizations focused on education and the built and natural environment. To date, the Terracon Foundation has granted more than $3.5 million to community organizations, universities, dependents of employees, and disaster relief efforts.

“The CSI Foundation is grateful to receive such a generous grant from the Terracon Foundation. The funds will help us continue with our mission in developing new programs and resources to inspire the next generation of female architects, engineers, and construction professionals,” said Ronald Geren, CDT®, CCS®, CCCA®, CSC FCSI, CSI Foundation lifetime member.

About Terracon

The Terracon Foundation was established with a goal to reach out and become a real part of the lives of Terracon employees and the communities where they live and work. For more information about the Terracon Foundation, visit

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About Construction Specifications Institute

Founded in 1948, CSI is a national not-for-profit association of more than 6,500 members dedicated to improving the communication of construction information throughout continuous development and transformation of standards and formats, and education and certification of professionals to improve project delivery processes. CSI members work tirelessly to effectively communicate the designers’ vision, the material producers’ solutions, and the constructors’ techniques to create outstanding facilities that meet facility owners’ objectives. For more information visit:

About the CSI Foundation

The CSI Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt organization that supports research, education, and scholarship related to the built environment and in alignment with the goals and objectives of CSI. Donations to the CSI Foundation will help influence the future of specifications, specifiers, and the construction industry. For more information, visit

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