The PBSJ Corporation, parent company of PBS&J; PBS&J Constructors, Inc.; and PBS&J International, Inc., has announced the award of grants totaling more than $100,000. Grants will be administered through The PBSJ Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) foundation focused on helping the corporation's employee-owned subsidiaries expand their programs for charitable giving.
The Foundation Board meets quarterly throughout the year to consider funding requests submitted by employees of the Corporation's subsidiaries. At its December 2008 Board meeting, grants for the following programs were approved:
DISKovery Center; LTSC Community Development Corporation; Los Angeles, California
Melissa Pellegrin Memorial Scholarship; Society for Technical Communication (STC) Orlando Chapter; Central Florida
Real Life Science: A Theme Program; School of Arts and Sciences; Tallahassee, Florida
ITSFL Scholarship Program; ITS Florida
The PBS&J Learn and Lead Science and Math Scholarship; Experience Aviation, Inc.; Miami, Florida
Impact II Science and Math through Architecture and Engineering; The Education Fund, Inc.; Miami, Florida
Achievers for Life; United Way of NE Florida, Inc.; Duval County, Florida
2008-2009 Learn & Serve Initiative H2008: Every Drop Counts; Jobs for Florida's Graduates
Experimental Watershed Education in Western Montana; The Watershed Education Network; Montana
Tutoring Incentive Program Eastside Memorial School at the Johnston Campus; Austin Community College Center for Public Policy & Political Studies; Austin, Texas
The Foundation has also approved funding for the next sessions of PBS&J's signature community outreach program, kidsclassSM, planned for Orlando and Reno.
"Our employees are known for their community involvement, and educational programs benefiting children are of particular interest. The Foundation provides a source of financial support for the many local educational and community-building organizations to which our employees devote their time and energy," says John Zumwalt, Chairman of The PBSJ Foundation, Inc. board of directors. The PBS&J Foundation supports community education initiatives through scholarships and grants for public/private institutions of learning.