Sundt Foundation Donates to Four El Paso Charities

EL PASO, Texas (March 7, 2019) – The Sundt Foundation awarded a total of $4,750 in grants to four El Paso-area nonprofits during its first-quarter disbursements. SundtFoundationMakeaWishFoundation

“The organizations selected this quarter are all working to better the lives of disadvantaged children in our community,” said Joe Riccillo, the Sundt Foundation’s El Paso region board member.   “From well-known organizations like the Make-a-Wish Foundation to local but nationally recognized organizations like Creative Kids that work with disadvantaged youth through art programs, we choose organizations that touch on a variety of issues affecting children and youth in our community.”

First-quarter grants include:

Creative Kids, which received $1,500, is an art education agency whose mission is to provide a high-quality creative youth development program utilizing the power of visual art.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation received $1,250 to help in granting wishes to the 77 children on the waiting list. The Foundation grants wishes to children suffering from a critical illness.

Guiding Star El Paso received $1,000 to sponsor a room called the “man cave.” It is a place where men can go while their female partners receive services at the facility. The organization provides family planning, pregnancy care and family life resources.

The Trost Society received $1,000 to support an educational series aimed to educate seventh-and eighth-grade students about the value of preserving historic buildings in their community.

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 $9.2 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.

About Sundt

Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 128-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 13 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. 

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