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Teeing Off for the Future of Our Industry

Or How We're Helping DFI Fund Engineering Scholarships Through Their Golf Outing

Menard  once again supported the future of the deep foundations industry through the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust by teeing off in their 14th annual Pittsburgh Golf Outing on Monday, July 29, 2019, at Montour Heights Country Club in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.

Not only was this a chance for our fine golfing MeNERDs to show off their swings, it was also an opportunity for universities in the area to fund much-needed scholarships. This year, the Outing benefited the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State University.

In addition to their participation, Menard has also pledged to donate additional money towards the scholarships as they have done in the past, with their support totaling approximately $80,000 over the past nine years.

Since its inception in 2006, over $474,000 has been raised through the Outing, some of which has endowed the DFI Trust Scholarship Fund at Carnegie Mellon University. Since 2012, the Fund has provided over $87,000 in scholarships.

This year, more than 60 golfers raised more than $4,000 for student scholarships benefiting Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh.

In addition, direct contributions were made by donors to the following funds:

- University of Pittsburgh: $8,762.00

- Penn State University: $9,912.50

- Carnegie Mellon University: $3,875.00

Menard Group USA is proud to continue to be a part of the DFI Educational Trust Pittsburgh Golf Outing as both a participant and a sponsor. We know our contributions over the last 14 years have helped develop great talent in our industry.
Menard Group USA North America Manager Seth Pearlman

How do we know our participation and contributions have had an impact? 

We look to MeNERD Design Engineers Taylor Towle and Sarah Ramp, both DFI Scholarship Recipients and featured in this DFI Education Trust Golf Outing video from 2015:

If you would like to register or make a donation, please visit DFI Educational Trust Golf Outing website.

MeNERDs Who Made It Happen

Featuring these Highly Skilled & Hugely Smart MeNERDs
Sarah Ramp
Design Engineer
Carnegie, PA
Taylor Towle
Design Engineer
Carnegie, PA
Seth Pearlman
North America Manager
Carnegie, PA

Organizations Involved

Deep Foundations Institute

The Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2006 by the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) as its charitable arm. The mission of the Trust is to support and encourage individuals in the fields of study related to the deep foundations industry by providing scholarships and opportunities to meet and work with deep foundations industry leaders.

University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related research university, founded as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787. Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.

Penn State University

The Pennsylvania State University is a multi-campus, land-grant, public research University that educates students from around the world, and supports individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service.

Carnegie Mellon University

A private, global research university, Carnegie Mellon stands among the world's most renowned educational institutions, and sets its own course. With cutting-edge brain science, path-breaking performances, innovative start-ups, driverless cars, big data, big ambitions, Nobel and Turing prizes, hands-on learning, and a whole lot of robots, CMU doesn't imagine the future, we create it.

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