Sundt Foundation Donates $8,000 to Three El Paso Charities

 |  Press Release, Sundt Foundation

EL PASO, Texas (December 22, 2021) – The Sundt Foundation awarded $8,000 in grants to three El Paso-area nonprofits during its current giving round. The University Medical Center (UMC) Foundation of El Paso received $2,000 to purchase two blood warmers for the emergency room.

“The Sundt Foundation is committed to constantly improving El Paso,” said Joseph Riccillo, the Sundt Foundation’s El Paso region board member. “We were more than happy to donate to the University Medical Center Foundation so that they can continue to provide incredible care.”

These units will give UMC the ability to treat critical care patients faster. Blood is refrigerated to protect the cells from being damaged and needs to be warmed before it can be used for patients. These devices are essential for patients who require a quick blood transfusion to maintain homeostasis within their body.

“These are some of the most important devices in a hospital when treating patients with blood loss,” Riccillo added. “Being able to provide money from the Sundt Foundation to help save lives is something all of our employee-owners can get behind.”

Other grant recipients include the El Paso Child Guidance Center, which received a $4,000 grant and the Junior League of El Paso was awarded a $2,000 grant to bring awareness for mental and physical health to the El Paso community.

The Sundt Foundation awards quarterly grants to local El Paso 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 for more information. Sundt has offices in Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; Charlotte, N.C., San Antonio, Dallas and El Paso, Texas; and Sacramento, San Diego and Irvine, California.


About Sundt

Sundt Construction, Inc. ( 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 1,500-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. 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, North Carolina, 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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