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Dayton, Ohio-based Woolpert
finds innovative ways to boost
local philanthropic efforts

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ENGINEERING INC.

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2017

WOOLPERT

s a national architecture, engineering andĀ geospatialĀ (AEG) firm, Woolpert seemingly does a little bit of everything-or, almost everything. And the
company's philanthropic efforts are no different.
Employees at the firm, which is based in Dayton, Ohio, and has 26 offices
around the country, work together on a volunteer Green Team that plants trees,
cleans up roads and rivers, removes invasive species and tackles other environmental projects. Fellow employees also participate in an annual 48-mile bike ride
to raise money for Alzheimer's research, juvenile diabetes and other causes. Some
organize a holiday giving tree for Hannah's Treasure Chest, a nonprofit group that
provides care packages for kids in need. And still others run in a number of charity-supporting races.
The one thing the initiatives all have in common: They generate much-needed support for the communities where Woolpert employees live and work.
"Our philosophy centers around our mission, which is to help our employees, our clients and our
world to progress, to move forward through forward thinking," says Scott Cattran, CEO and president of Woolpert. "That is the purpose of the company; it is in the hearts of our employees and guides
us with respect to where we focus our philanthropy."
Woolpert budgets $32,000 each year for its philanthropic programming, but Steve Phipps, chairman of the company's board of directors, estimates that in-kind donations bring the total annual
number as high as $80,000.
"It's grass roots," Phipps says. "People are passionate about a cause, and we look to help them with
their passion."
He says that, in addition to aiding charitable organizations, Woolpert's community service programs
help to create meaningful bonds between the company and others.
"The people that we're working with are, many times, our clients, too," Cattran adds. "We love

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Engineering Inc - September/October 2017

Engineering Inc - September/october 2017
Contents
From Acec to You
Market Watch
Legislative Action
Eye on The Storm
Boost Profits, Reduce Loss
Innovations in Airport Design
Future Looks Bright for Vr
The Legend of Gridlock Sam
Focus on Philanthropy
Guest Column
Mergers and Acquisitions
Members in the News
Business Insights
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Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - Cover2
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - Contents
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - 2
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Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - From Acec to You
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - 5
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - Market Watch
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - 7
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - Legislative Action
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - 9
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - Eye on The Storm
Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - 11
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Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - Innovations in Airport Design
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Engineering Inc - September/October 2017 - Future Looks Bright for Vr
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