Sundt Foundation Donates $15,000 to El Paso Charities
EL PASO, Texas (May 29, 2019) – The Sundt Foundation awarded $5,000 to Texas Tech Foundation in support of the breast cancer clinic at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso during its second-quarter disbursements.
The grant will be used to help provide patient care, educational materials and equipment. The Breast Care Center provides high quality care and treatment options for patients with breast disease.
“With over three million women in the country affected by breast cancer, it can touch each of us through a mother, wife, sister or friend,” said Joseph Riccillo, the Sundt Foundation’s region board member. “For this reason, it was critically important to the Sundt Foundation to support Texas Tech’s Breast Care Center to enable Dr. [Karinn] Chambers and her staff to continue providing life-saving services to women in our community at little to no cost.”
Other second-quarter grants include:
Books are Gems, which received $1,000, is a bookstore whose mission is to inspire children and empower families through literacy.
The Boys and Girls Club of El Paso received $2,000 to supports its afterschool and summer program for disadvantaged youth ages 6 through 18. The program provides learning opportunities that reinforce positive academic outcomes and encourage learning.
Down Syndrome Coalition for El Paso received $1,000 to supports its Every Little Blessing Preschool, which focuses on success and independence.
The El Paso Children’ Hospital Foundation received $2,000 to support its Child Life Therapeutic Arts Program for hospitalized children.
El Paso’s Miracle League Inc., which received $1,000, hosts recreational opportunities for children and individuals with disabilities regardless of his or her ability. The grant will alleviate the burden of the cost of uniforms and equipment for each Miracle League plate.
YMCA of El Paso received $1,000 to give disadvantaged families and individuals access to become healthier in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Kids Excel El Paso, which received $2,000, helps children develop discipline, a standard of excellence and self-confidence that will positively impact their education and all aspects of their lives one dance step at a time.
The Sundt Foundation awards grants quarterly to area charities that support disadvantaged children and families. Nonprofits are selected through an application process and reviewed by a committee of Sundt employee-owners.
About the Sundt Foundation
Sundt’s purpose is to build environments where its clients, employee-owners and communities prosper. The Sundt Foundation was established in 1999 as a way for employee-owners to give back to the communities in which they live and work. The organization is funded primarily by contributions from Sundt employees, which are matched by the company. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $9.6 million in donations. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant may call (480) 293-3000 or visit www.sundt.com/community-industry/sundt-foundation/ for more information. Sundt has offices in Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Fort Worth, Irving and El Paso, Texas and Sacramento, San Diego and Irvine, California.
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 129-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial, building and concrete work and is owned entirely by its 2,000 employees. Sundt is distinguished by its diverse capabilities and experience, unique employee-ownership culture and depth of self-perform expertise in eight major trades. Half of Sundt’s workforce is comprised of skilled craft professionals who, together with the company’s administrative employees, enable Sundt to fulfill its mission to be the most skilled builder in America. Sundt has 11 offices throughout Arizona, California, Texas and Utah and is currently ranked the country’s 65th largest construction company by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.