Sundt Foundation Supports After-School Program In Irvine

 |  Community Involvement, Press Release

IRVINE, Calif. (December 5, 2023) – The Sundt Foundation presented a check for $4,325 to the Friendly Center to support their after-school program, The Power of Me.

The Friendly Center seeks to provide stability, opportunity and hope to children and families in poverty with the ultimate goal of ending the cycle of generational poverty in Orange County. The Power of Me is a free, year-round academic program that provides homework help, tutoring, S.T.E.A.M. programming, literacy curriculum and social services to at-risk youths grades 1-8.

“The Sundt Foundation in Irvine is thrilled to support Friendly Center’s after-school program, The Power of Me,” said Rachel Perez, Irvine’s regional board member for the Foundation. “This program sets students from low-income households up for success by building a solid educational foundation for high school, college and beyond. Access to education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty.”

The Sundt Foundation’s Irvine giving area serves the greater Los Angeles/Orange County region has awarded over $118,000 in grants to over a dozen diverse and deserving organizations directly serving our community. Nonprofits are selected through an application and review process led by a committee of local Sundt employee-owners.

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 2,500-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. 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.

Media Contact:

Stefanie Teller
Sundt Construction, Inc.
520.750.4611 (office)