The Swinerton Foundation Annual Report_COMBINED_Singles - page 3

L E T T E R F R OM
L I N D A S C H OWA L T E R , C H A I R
The Swinerton Foundation was founded in 2002 to honor our
obligation to be a committed corporate citizen. As a company and as
a corporate family, we believe it is our duty to better the communities
in which we live, work, and build. In our thirteenth full year of
operations, we reached a total funding of $987,430 this year from the
Swinerton company and various fundraising events. The Foundation
has been certified by the Internal Revenue Service and the State of
California as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The value of that
status is that the Foundation can receive and make tax-deductible
contributions. Those contributions benefit non-profit organizations that
support youth, health, human services, and culture and the arts. The
Foundation adopted a philosophy, that we have a responsibility to help
those in need and to support our employees to do the same. We believe
this philosophy mirrors the attitude of our employees and properly
reflects the “soul” of our company.
F U N D R A I S I N G
Each year, the Foundation holds fundraisers that provide us
with the additional funding we need to support nonprofit
organizations, local communities, and its members.
Combined, our fundraisers in 2015 brought in $348,175.
FA L L G I V I N G
The Fall Giving Challenge is a friendly competition among
our divisions right before the start of the holiday season. It’s
one of the most exciting times of the year for us–engaging
employees to volunteer at local shelters, donate reusable
items, and support organizations that work to provide
essential support to those in need. This year, Swinerton
employees raised over $88,000, donated over 36,000
goods, and volunteered over 2,100 hours of their time.
U N I V E R S I T Y G I V I N G
The Swinerton Foundation supports educational programs
preparing students for successful and rewarding careers
within the construction industry as part of our University
Giving program. In 2015, the Foundation supported 21
universities throughout California, Washington, Hawaii,
Texas, Kansas, Colorado, Oregon, and Idaho.
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