The Swinerton Foundation Annual Report - page 10

PORTLAND
HEROES IN ACTION
It was a seemingly normal workday when an email arrived
in The Swinerton Foundation’s inbox that was a bit different
than all the rest. It was from a teacher who worked at La
Center High School in La Center, Washington. The teacher
couldn’t help but notice a nearby casino project being
constructed by Swinerton and he was hoping we might be
able to help them with a project.
The project proposed was the construction of a climbing
tower to add to their existing challenge course at the school.
The teachers didn’t have a specific plan; they were hoping to
use Swinerton’s construction expertise to design, build, and
finance the tower. What they got was an entire after-school
class dedicated to the construction project through
The Swinerton Foundation’s Adopt-A-School Program.
Each week, the students meet to discuss plans, design,
financing, and constructability. The classes are led by
Swinerton volunteers and industry professionals, one of
which is Chris Evans. Chris has dedicated numerous hours
to fundraising for the project, teaching classes, and working
with architects to design the tower. His dedication to serving
the community has had a lasting impact on the students—
exposing youth to viable construction career options and
paving the way for future leaders in the industry.
The Swinerton
F o u n d a t i o n
P a r t n e r i n g w i t h
22
Universities
Nationwide
C o n t r i b u t i o n s
$535
Hundred
Thousand
S u p p o r t i n g
113
Non-profit
Organizations
2 0 1 6 S TAT S
C o n t r i b u t e d
$5K
March of
Dimes
D o n a t e d
$3K
Metropolitan Contractor
Improvement Partnership
D o n a t e d
$5K
PeaceHealth Southwest
Medical Center Foundation
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