T&M Associates launched a nonprofit, T&M Foundation, with the goal of broadening the philanthropic activities the Middletown-based engineering, environmental and technical services consulting company presently supports.
Through educational programs, social support, charitable outreach and other civic activities in the Northeast, MidAtlantic and Midwest regions, the foundation plans a broad level of community engagement, with the immediate goal of addressing hunger and food insecurity in the communities it serves. The foundation will build upon existing relationships T&M Associates has established with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, HABcore, Columbus Recreation and Parks Department and Aid for Friends.
“T&M Associates has a decades-long commitment to supporting and enriching the communities in which we live and work,” T&M CEO and President Gary Dahms said. “This includes investments in educational opportunities for the next generation of technical and engineering professionals who will carry our industry forward.”
The foundation’s first official programs will include $5,000 educational scholarships reflecting T&M’s ongoing commitment to supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education, as well as ensuring that communities and people who are under-represented in STEM fields have access to these educational opportunities.
They will be administered through the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey, Ohio State University’s College of Engineering’s Office of Diversity, Outreach and Inclusion’s Minority Engineering and Women in Engineering Programs and Howard University in Washington, D.C. It will also oversee T&M Associates’ continuing scholarship funding for the New Jersey Institute of Technology.