Terracon Foundation Awards Over $192,300 in University and Community Grants

August 02, 2023

OLATHE, Kan. — The Terracon Foundation today announced the award of $192,300 in grants and scholarships to 13 universities and 17 not-for-profit organizations throughout the U.S. Established as the community investment arm of Terracon, the foundation has granted nearly $4 million to community organizations, universities, scholarships for dependents of employees, and disaster relief efforts.

“The Terracon Foundation continues to be impressed with our employee-owners, who diligently champion grants for the nonprofits and schools near and dear to their hearts,” said Scott Kolodziej, P.G., chair of the Terracon Foundation and assistant environmental service line director based in the Dallas office. “Their commitment to our value of caring allows us to support engineering schools, youth STEM education, and more.”

The Terracon Foundation presented a total of $132,500 to 13 universities:

  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.
  • Campbell University, Buies Creek, N.C.
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Columbus State University, Columbus, Ga.
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.
  • St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tenn.
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
  • The University of Texas Permian Basin, Odessa, Texas
  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, McAllen, Texas
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.
  • University of California Davis, Davis, Calif.
  • University of California Riverside, Riverside, Calif.

The Terracon Foundation awarded more than $59,800 in community grants to 17 nonprofit organizations:

  • ACE Mentor Program of Central Iowa, Urbandale, Iowa
  • Construction Education Foundation of Georgia, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • CrossRoads Missions, Louisville, Ky.
  • Hickman Mills C-1 School District – Compass Elementary, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Inclusion Connections, Olathe, Kan.
  • Keep Columbus GA Beautiful Commission, Columbus, Ga.
  • Latinx Education Collaborative, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Louisville Nature Center Inc., Louisville, Ky.
  • my BELONGings Charitable Foundation, Apa, Mich.
  • Reconciliation Services, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Robert T. Hill Middle School STEM Academy Booster Club, Dallas, Texas
  • Sageland Collaborative aka Wild Utah Project, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Spring Forward Learning Center, Rock Island, Ill.
  • Trout Unlimited, Inc., Bellefonte, Pa.
  • Tucson Clean & Beautiful, Inc., Tucson, Ariz.
  • Variety of Greater Kansas City, Shawnee, Kan.
  • Young Men’s Christian Association of Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo.

The Terracon Foundation was established with the goal of becoming a real part of the lives of Terracon employees and the communities where they live and work.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 6,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 175 locations, with services in all 50 states. Terracon consistently ranks as a top 25 design firm by Engineering News-Record.

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