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About the Trust

The Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2006 by the Deep Foundations Institute (an industry association) as its charitable arm.

The mission of the Trust is to support and encourage individuals in the fields of study related to the deep foundations industry by providing scholarships, grants and opportunities to meet and work with deep foundations industry leaders.

The Trust manages 19 Scholarship Funds to provide financial support to students interested in pursuing a career in deep foundations.. In addition,  education and outreach programs seek to engage students and young professionals in the deep foundations industry. Each year, several fundraising events are organized to raise awareness and donations for the Educational Trust programs.

Since its founding, the DFI Educational Trust has awarded nearly $2 million in scholarships and grants to at least 500 students studying at colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.

The Trust is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees and administered by staff of the Deep Foundations Institute, at DFI’s offices in Hawthorne, New Jersey.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is comprised of volunteer trustees with chairman, vice chairman, secretary and treasurer officer positions.

Annual Report

The Annual Report provides highlights of the year’s scholarship programs and fundraising events, a financial report, a list of contributors and a list of event sponsors.

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