Thompson Foundation awards more than $55,000 in grants, scholarships

Thompson Engineering announced today that the Thompson Foundation in March 2017 awarded $55,800 to 26 charitable organizations and institutions of higher learning. This brings the Thompson Foundation’s cumulative giving to more than $682,000 since 2004. The Thompson Foundation is funded through company and employee contributions and two, employee-organized fundraisers. “The majority of the foundation’s funds support the missions of charities that our employees support through volunteer efforts,” said Jimmy Shumock, CEO. “We believe our grants are put to excellent use because they go to organizations and issues that our employees are passionate about.”

Recipients of the first grants awarded in 2017 are:

  • American Cancer Society 
  • Heritage Junior Women’s Club
  • American Heart Association  
  • Hospice of Chattanooga Foundation
  • American Lung Association 
  • Infirmary Health System
  • Bacot McCarty Foundation  
  • Junior League of Mobile
  • Bella Voce of Mobile  
  • Penelope House
  • Bishop State Community College
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Chattanooga Autism Society 
  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
  • Child Advocacy Center   
  • TechTown Foundation
  • Drug Education Council  
  • Thomas Hospital Foundation
  • Florida Engineering Society 
  • USA College of Engineering & USA Athletics
  • Girls on the Run South Alabama 
  • Weeks Bay Foundation

Thompson employees raise an impressive amount of money - more than $35,000 - for the foundation each year through direct donations and two company fundraisers. The most recent fundraiser, the 2017 Funky Monkey 5K, raised $15,500 for the foundation, and awarded a $1,000 grant to Girls on the Run South Alabama, winner of the Funky Monkey Charity Challenge. 

Since 2004, the Thompson Foundation has approved grants to more than 200 organizations in the areas of education, environmental and cultural resources preservation, health and social welfare, civic and community development and arts and recreation. In 2016, Thompson received the Beacon Award from the Community Foundation for South Alabama for its philanthropic efforts.

 

Posted on 03/29