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
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.