Seattle office named one of region’s top corporate philanthropists

Our Seattle office developed a Bricks and Books Auction event that in 2014 raised nearly $145,000 for the Rainier Scholars program.

The Puget Sound Business Journal ranked Skanska sixth out of 25 mid-sized companies – revenue of up to $500 million – in terms of philanthropy. Even better, we were the highest-ranked construction firm on the list!

One of the best examples of Seattle’s philanthropic activities is its partnership with Rainier Scholars to provide mentoring, academic counseling, leadership development and college support for youth of diverse backgrounds. The office developed a Bricks and Books Auction event that in 2014 raised nearly $145,000 for this program.  Other activities include being active leaders and participants in the local ACE Mentor Program chapter, and helping local at-risk youth obtain the necessary education and employment skills they need to succeed in construction through Youthcare’s YouthBuild Program.

“We have great hearts in this organization and it’s wonderful to be recognized for all our philanthropic efforts!” said Kathleen Corrigan, scheduling director.

Added Executive Vice President and Seattle USB General Manager Chris Toher in an email to the office: “Your generosity and willingness to jump in and help out with your time, treasure and talent is simply remarkable. Hold your heads proudly for this accomplishment.”

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