Walsh’s Dan Lucas (C) presents WQED’s Darryl Ford Williams (R), vice-president of content, and Rick Sebak, producer, with its donation check of $12,000.
In June and July, Walsh Construction’s northeast region donated $54,000 to three local charities in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia during its first charity golf outings in those areas.
Walsh Construction’s Daniel Lucas, business group leader of the northeast region, called upon Art Golembiewski, regional equipment manager, and Katey Wood, regional equipment assistant, to organize the first charity golf outing fundraisers in both locations in an effort to give back to the next generation. Their efforts raised approximately $24,000 for WQED, the nation’s first community-supported television station, and Southwest Training Services in Pittsburgh and $30,000 for Temple University’s Pennsylvania MESA Program located in Philadelphia.
“The money donated is a great start to a year with tremendous financial challenges in education, but we’re winners and so is Walsh for considering us,” said Temple University’s Founding Director of Pennsylvania MESA, Jamie Bracey.
Construction and oil and gas industry leaders could be found among the day’s golfers along with their “Walsh Ringer.”
Daniel DePhillips, senior project professional of Borton-Lawson, said, “the tournament was top notch; as were all of the people involved. This day confirmed what I knew all along, Walsh is not only a great construction company, but Walsh is also filled with great people.”