AGC Member Thompson Engineering recently announced that their affiliated charitable fund THE THOMPSON FOUNDATION HIT $1 MILLION IN DONATIONS
MOBILE, ALA., March 2, 2021 — Thompson Engineering, a multi-disciplined engineering firm with offices in eight Southeastern states, announced today that the Thompson Foundation, the charitable fund of affiliated companies Thompson Engineering, Watermark Design, and Thompson Consulting Services, recently awarded its millionth dollar. The Thompson Foundation awards grants to non-profits and scholarships to students across the affiliated companies’ footprint.
“The Thompson companies have a long history of community service and philanthropic giving and we’re proud to be able to contribute financially to mission-based, non-profit organizations and programs,” said John Baker, Chairman of Thompson Holdings and CEO of Thompson Engineering. “The real heroes of this achievement are the numerous charities that use these funds to do great work to better our communities.”
The Thompson Foundation raises money through company donations, employee payroll donations, and two employee-managed fundraisers. A committee of employees meets every other month to review grant requests, most of which come from employees who support non-profit organizations through volunteer service.
“The Thompson Foundation is proud to reach this million-dollar milestone, and we’re just as proud of our employees for volunteering in their communities and bringing grant requests back to the foundation committee for consideration,” said Chad Brown, Chairman of the Thompson Foundation. “The celebration of this milestone highlights the meaningful impact of combining our employees’ volunteer efforts and Thompson Foundation dollars in the communities where we live and work.”
One of the areas where the Thompson Foundation is making a difference is in STEM education and engagement. In the last two years, more than $53,000 has been awarded to STEM-related programs.
The Thompson Foundation reached the million-dollar mark with a round of grant approvals totaling nearly $15,000 for organizations such as Children’s of Alabama Pediatric Rheumatology, Flight Works Alabama, Adoption Rocks, JPS Tougaloo Early College High School Program in Jackson, Miss., and the Chattanooga, Tenn. Public Library. The Thompson Foundation has supported more than 250 organizations since inception. To watch a video about the foundation’s million-dollar milestone, click here.
About the Thompson Foundation
The Thompson Foundation was formed in 2003 on Thompson Engineering’s 50th anniversary in honor of the company’s founder. The Thompson Foundation invests in organizations, programs, and activities that strengthen our social framework, education, and sense of community.
About Thompson Engineering
Thompson Engineering is an employee-owned, multi-disciplined engineering firm headquartered in Mobile, Ala. with offices in eight Southeastern states. Since 1953, Thompson Engineering has earned a reputation of engineering excellence with leadership in projects that define skylines, coastlines, and transportation lines. For more information, visit www.thompsonengineering.com.
About Thompson Consulting Services
Thompson Consulting Services is a full-service emergency response, disaster recovery, and grant management firm. Thompson Consulting Services supports federal, state, and local government entities in the planning for and response to disaster incidents such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, ice storms, oil spills, rock slides, and other natural disasters. For more information, visit www.thompsoncs.net.
About Watermark Design
Watermark Design is an architectural services firm whose expertise is visible in landmarks across the Gulf Coast, from Mobile, Alabama’s waterfront maritime museum to one of the world’s most sophisticated industrial facilities in north Mobile County. Watermark excels in any scope of project, from master planning for long-range goals to the preservation of historic structures with solutions driven by their clients’ needs and imagination. For more information, visit www.watermarkarchitects.com.