Terracon Foundation Announces Grant Recipient

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Terracon Foundation has awarded a community grant in the amount of $2,500 to the ACE Mentor Program of America that was presented to the Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia branch of the organization.

The Terracon Foundation community grant supports local, nonprofit programs with active engagement in communities where Terracon employees live and work. 

The ACE Mentor Program of America is a national organization which aims to enlighten and increase high school student awareness toward career opportunities in architecture, construction, engineering, and related areas of the design and construction industry through mentoring. Additionally, the program provides scholarship opportunities for students in an inclusive manner reflective of the diverse school population.

Richard “Sean” Williams, CET, who works in the Terracon Chattanooga office, is involved with the ACE Mentor Program and championed the grant. Tara Maner, president of ACE Mentor Program of Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia branch, accepted the grant. 

“I truly appreciate your efforts and success in obtaining the $2,500 grant for our mentoring program,” said Ms. Maner. “We will be using the funds provided by the grant for our scholarship program. This fall will be the fifth school year of our local affiliate’s program. We have had three teams of students for the past four years. This fall we plan to have four teams and this grant will help tremendously in being able to offer a scholarship to a student from each team.”

The Terracon Foundation was established in 2008 and expanded last year to provide a broader range of grant opportunities. The Terracon Foundation also provides national partner grants, university grants, and employee dependent scholarships. 

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 3,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 140 offices in 40 states nationwide. Terracon currently ranks 38th on Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, please visit www.terracon.com.


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