CH2M Foundation invests in STEM education, sustainable communities

Wednesday February 22, 2017 0 comments Tags: Denver, CH2M Foundation, Jacque Hinman, Ellen Sandberg

DENVER -- In recognition of Engineers Week, Feb. 19-25, the CH2M Foundation announced it invested more than $1 million during 2016 into strategic partnerships to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and build sustainable communities.CH2M_logoUSE

"From building life-sustaining footbridges for rural communities, to playing an active role in developing and mentoring the next-generation workforce in STEM education, CH2M's core values and employees' passionate engagement are central to our success," said Jacque Hinman, CH2M chairman and CEO..

Governed by an employee board, the award-winning foundation continues to make significant impacts delivering greater social, environmental and economic benefits around the world, as highlighted below:

The CH2M Foundation also granted funds to strategic partners promoting lasting and life-sustaining infrastructure, working side by side with local communities to build, maintain and scale critical water and transportation projects.

Projects aimed at building sustainable communities:

  • Bridges to Prosperity: Since 2014, CH2M employee volunteers have built seven footbridges in Panama, Nicaragua, Rwanda, the Philippines and East Timor, providing safe passage across dangerous rivers to enable medical and economic access.
  • Engineers Without Borders-USA: Funded a team of employee volunteers to conduct a feasibility study for a micro-hydro dam in Guatemala and provided support for planning, monitoring, evaluating and learning across the organization.
  • Water For People: Awarded a grant for Nicaragua and raised $200,000+ in employee donations to ensure access to clean, safe drinking water and sanitation.

"Our people make a difference in communities around the world through their daily work," said Ellen Sandberg, foundation executive director.

"The CH2M Foundation reinforces their commitment by focusing on areas of critical importance to our employees, our clients and the communities we serve."