Bechtel Group Foundation Support to Three EWB-International Affiliates
Bechtel Group Foundation is providing US$50,000 in gifts to support the 2018 operations of three EWB-International affiliates.
EWB-Chile is receiving a US$20,000 gift. This is the first gift the Foundation has provided to EWB-Chile, which was created in 2016 by volunteers from Bechtel’s Santiago office and Universidad Católica. The Foundation is also awarding US$20,000 to EWB-Gabon, which works on projects in the capital city of Libreville. Bechtel employees have been active in EWB-Gabon since its founding in 2012. EWB-India is receiving a US$10,000 gift. Bechtel became a lifetime member of this group in 2013.
Over the last seven years, the Foundation has invested nearly $3.4 million in these EWB entities as well as those in Australia, Malaysia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In addition to the Foundation’s financial support, Bechtel employees have served as project managers and chapter leaders for the EWB movement. One of the firm’s executives, Brian Reilly, serves on the board of directors for EWB-USA.
Engineers Without Borders is one of four global nonprofits supported by Bechtel and its employees. The others are DiscoverE, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, and Junior Achievement Worldwide.