Thompson foundation marks $1 million in giving

Thompson Engineering announced today that the Thompson Foundation, the charitable fund of affiliated companies Thompson Engineering, Watermark Design, and Thompson Consulting Services, recently awarded its millionth dollar. The Thompson Foundation awards grants to non-profits and scholarships to students across the affiliated companies’ footprint.

“The Thompson companies have a long history of community service and philanthropic giving and we’re proud to be able to contribute financially to mission-based, non-profit organizations and programs,” said John Baker, Chairman of Thompson Holdings and CEO of Thompson Engineering. “The real heroes of this achievement are the numerous charities that use these funds to do great work to better our communities.”

The Thompson Foundation raises money through company donations, employee payroll donations, and two employee-managed fundraisers. A committee of employees meets every other month to review grant requests, most of which come from employees who support non-profit organizations through volunteer service.