Sundt Donates Over $120,000 to St. Mary’s Food Bank

 |  Community Involvement, Press Release


TEMPE, Ariz. (Dec. 5, 2023) – The Sundt Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Sundt Construction, recently presented a check to St. Mary’s Food Bank for $121,480. The donation came as the result of the company’s annual holiday campaign.

“We are thrilled to share that our Phoenix-area employee-owners donated a record-breaking $60,740 for St. Mary’s Food Bank during our holiday giving campaign,” said Community Relations Manager and Sundt Foundation Executive Director Emily Dwosh. “The amount was matched dollar-for-dollar by the Sundt Foundation for a total donation of $121,480. It’s an honor to be able to continue to support St. Mary’s mission.”

The funds raised will help supply more than 600,000 meals for those who would otherwise go hungry this holiday season. In addition to Sundt’s annual fundraising campaign, a group of 50 Sundt employee-owners spent their time packing and handing out 3,419 Thanksgiving meals for the St. Mary’s 2023 Turkey Distribution, which was followed by the check presentation.

“We were overwhelmed with the generosity of both Sundt employee-owners and the Foundation. I don’t recall ever seeing a holiday giving campaign that was this successful,” said Lisa Notaro, Chief Development Officer for St. Mary’s Food Bank. “Sundt clearly has a culture of philanthropy and community, and we couldn’t be more appreciative of this extraordinary gift during a year that has been busier than any other in our 56-year history.”

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 $14 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; Sacramento, San Diego, and Irvine, California; Vancouver, Washington; and Tampa, Florida.

About Sundt

Sundt Construction, Inc. ( is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 133-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 13 offices throughout California, Arizona, North Carolina, Texas, Utah and Florida and is currently ranked the country’s 62nd largest construction company by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.

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Stefanie Teller
Sundt Construction, Inc.
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