Thompson Engineering announced that the cumulative giving to community organizations and student scholarships through the Thompson Foundation has surpassed $500,000. The Thompson Foundation, which was founded in 2004, is funded through company and employee contributions.
“Thompson Engineering is committed to improving the communities where we do business, and our employees make the real difference,” said Jimmy Shumock, CEO. “Thompson employees raise an incredible amount of money for the foundation each year through direct donations and two company fundraisers.” Those fundraisers include a fishing rodeo held each summer on Dauphin Island and the Funky Monkey 5K & Fun Run scheduled for March 14, 2015 at the University of South Alabama.
Since inception, The Thompson Foundation has made awards to more than 180 organizations in the areas of education, environmental and cultural resources preservation, health and social welfare, civic and community development and arts and recreation. “The majority of grant requests come directly from our employees who are actively engaged in volunteer efforts in their communities,” said Shumock. Thompson Engineering created the foundation to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary and to honor the company’s founder, Vester J. Thompson, Jr. To learn more about the Thompson Foundation, click here.