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2020 Year in Review: Thornton Tomasetti Foundation

May 09, 2021
Richard Tomasetti Consultant & Founding Principal, Chairman Emeritus, Thornton Tomasetti Foundation
The foundation supported EIA’s Lubanjiswano Pedestrian Footbridge Project in the Kingdom of Eswatini. Despite the pandemic, students from Penn State and Notre Dame worked remotely with EIA in-country staff to continue the project. Courtesy Engineers in Action

The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization, chaired by Founding Principal Richard Tomasetti and steered by a board of governors that includes members of our staff. In 2020, the foundation granted $95,700 in scholarships and charitable contributions.

This supported students in building engineering, design and technology, as well as individuals and organizations pursuing philanthropic initiatives in these areas. Since its inception in 2008, the foundation has distributed $1,298,700 in grants and scholarships.

In 2020, the foundation awarded $45,000 to six college students through its national scholarships, the Student Innovation Fellowship, and the Technical Literacy Fellowship. Other organizations that received financial support include Bridges to Prosperity, the Engineers in Action (EIA) Bridge Program, and Engineers for a Sustainable World.

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2020 Year In Review: Community Service
May 09, 2021
Our people are passionate about helping their communities, and the Thornton Tomasetti Gives Back program fosters that enthusiasm. Since our community-service benefit began in 2014, we have collectively donated more than 10,000 hours.

2020 Year in Review: Charitable Giving
May 09, 2021
Our philanthropic giving helps educate the next generation of AEC professionals, supports organizations that aid underserved communities, and funds local charities in communities where we have offices.