For the fourth year, the DFI Educational Trust is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.
Occurring this year on November 27, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and follows the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
By participating in #GivingTuesday, the DFI Educational Trust hopes to raise additional funds to support and encourage students studying in the fields of geotechnical and foundation engineering by providing scholarships and opportunities to meet and work with deep foundations industry leaders. The Trust raised $32,000 on #GivingTuesday last year. Since 2006, the DFI Educational Trust has awarded more than $925,000 to more than 300 students attending universities across the U.S. and the Province of Ontario, Canada.
“We encourage professionals and companies in the deep foundations industry to donate to the Trust on #GivingTuesday,” says Daniel Dragone of Bauer-Pileco and chair of the DFI Educational Trust. “DFI recognizes that the future of our industry depends upon our ability to encourage and engage promising young engineers to consider careers in the deep foundations industry.”
“I would like to thank you for your extremely generous scholarship, as it greatly helps me pay for my current study abroad experience at the University of Hong Kong. With your help, I am relieved of a great deal of financial burden and can focus more on my academic career,” Nathaniel Zipperich, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign and the recipient of a scholarship from the DFI Educational Trust.
To donate to the DFI Educational Trust’s #GivingTuesday initiative on November 27, 2018, visit http://dfitrust.org/donate.asp. The DFI Educational trust is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, contributions to the Trust are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.