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Balfour Beatty US Honored with AGC’s Community Award
March 09, 2017
National honor recognizes the company’s charitable contributions and volunteerism
in support of Annual Sharefest Workday and Golf Outing
LOS ANGELES –
Balfour Beatty US has been honored with the
“AGC in the Community”
special recognition award by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and its charitable arm during the organization’s annual convention in Las Vegas.
The AGC in the Community award was created to showcase the community service projects of AGC of America’s chapters and members, and to recognize projects that epitomize the essence of charitable giving through hands-on service and donations to charitable organizations.
The award was presented to Balfour Beatty for efforts connected to the 2016
Sharefest Community Development’s
Annual Workday – an event that mobilizes thousands of volunteers throughout Los Angeles County to complete tangible work projects that will change the quality of life for its residents.
Two weeks prior to the
2016 Sharefest Workday
held on April 30, the company conducted its
Annual Sharefest Golf Outing
to raise the funds necessary to pay for the materials needed to perform beautification and improvement projects located on ten school campuses in the Redondo, Torrance, Culver City and Wiseburn School Districts.
The funds also benefit Sharefest’s Youth Development Academy, a summer program offering academic and extracurricular activities to underserved middle and high school students, in addition to funding scholarships for students interested in pursuing higher education in the construction industry. Scholarships are awarded to students who attend schools located in each of the four school districts Balfour Beatty supported during this year’s Workday.
The 2016 Golf Outing raised over $110,000—bringing the overall total raised since the Golf Outing’s inception to $360,000. In addition to the funds raised, more than 350 Balfour Beatty employees, contractors, vendors, site staff, students, family, and community members volunteered to complete the 2016 Sharefest Workday beautification projects in the four school districts the company supported—all at no cost to the schools.
“We are honored to receive this national recognition from the AGC of America on behalf of our teammates and partners who are so vested in making a difference in the communities where we build,” said Brian Cahill, president of Balfour Beatty’s California division. “This is our seventh Sharefest Workday and our fourth Sharefest Golf Outing. I’m incredibly humbled by the support we continually receive from our volunteers and partners who spend countless hours organizing details, logistics and fundraising to ensure the event happens seamlessly each and every year. The project always brings a tremendous sense of pride for everyone because we are improving the lives of thousands. It’s something we cherish and will remember for years to come.”
and watch a
of the 4th Annual Golf Outing
of the 2016 Sharefest Workday