M. Byrl and Frances M. Williams Fund
The M. Byrl and Frances M. Williams Fund was established in 2023 with a generous donation of $25,000 from Byrl and Frances Williams.
The purpose of the fund is to support and encourage students and faculty at Gonzaga University engaged in study related to the deep foundations industry by providing scholarships, grants and opportunities for students to meet and work with deep foundation industry leaders.
The fund is exclusively for individuals at Gonzaga University.
M. Byrl Williams
M. Byrl Williams, P.E., chief engineer, of Foundation Constructors, Inc., is an emeritus trustee of the DFI Educational Trust and one of the original trustees who established the Trust in 2006. Williams’ fundraising efforts on behalf of the Trust are extensive and include chairing the annual DFI Trust California Golf Outing, and attracting large corporate and individual donors to establish named scholarships for the Trust.
Williams is also a former president of DFI (1997-1998) and a 2008 recipient of DFI’s Distinguished Service Award. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Gonzaga University and a master’s degree in construction engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He is registered professional engineer in California and a member of Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and California Structural Engineers (CSE).