EL PASO, Texas (August 24, 2021) – The Sundt Foundation awarded $9,250 to three local El Paso nonprofits during its current round of giving.
“Being able to give back where we work and live is very important to our local Foundation members,” said Joseph Riccillo, the Sundt Foundation’s Vice President and El Paso Project Director for the company’s building group. “It’s rewarding to see organizations like Make-a-Wish and others make a positive impact on disadvantaged children and adults within the El Paso community.”
The Make-A-Wish Foundation, which received $3,500, provides children who have recently been diagnosed with a critical illness the opportunity to experience a once-in-a-lifetime moment by granting them a “wish.”
The Santa Teresa Charitable Foundation, which received $2,250, supports local schools with a low-income population by donating new uniforms for children who otherwise could not afford them.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Paso received $3,500 to support youth living under the poverty line by providing a mentor who assists with educational, emotional and mental support.
The Foundation awards quarterly grants to El Paso-area charities that support disadvantaged children and families. Nonprofits are selected through an application process and reviewed by a committee of local 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 $11 million in donations. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant may call (480) 293-3000 or visit www.sundtfoundation.org for more information. Sundt has offices in Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Dallas 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 131-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial, building, concrete and renewable power work and is owned entirely by its approximately 2,000-plus employees. Sundt is distinguished by its diverse capabilities and experience, unique employee-ownership culture and depth of self-perform expertise in nine major trades. Much 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 California, Arizona, Texas and Utah and is currently ranked the country’s 58th largest construction company by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.
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