San Antonio (June 5, 2015) – Pape-Dawson Engineers is celebrating its 50th year providing professional engineering services by giving back to the communities it serves. On Thursday, the company presented the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio a check for $25,000, along with a collection of teddy bears collected by Pape-Dawson staff for use in the hospital’s Teddy Bear Clinic, a program designed to help children and their families prepare for upcoming medical procedures and surgeries.
“Donations from our community are essential to creating a space of healing and comfort to the children and families we are privileged to serve,” noted Elias Neujahr, president, Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. “We are richly blessed by so many generous corporate partners, such as Pape-Dawson Engineers, as their generosity allows us to return pediatric patients to good health.”
Yesterday’s donation was the first of five $25,000 donations the Pape-Dawson Engineers’ Charitable Foundation will be making this year to deserving Texas nonprofits in honor of the company’s 50th anniversary. Each nonprofit was selected through a vote by Pape-Dawson’s employees.
From the beginning, Pape-Dawson Engineers has been committed to the communities they serve. The company funds endowed scholarships at several Texas public universities and donates significantly to a number of nonprofit organizations throughout the state. In 2014, Pape-Dawson employees donated a total of $101,716 to the company’s United Way campaign.
“I often tell people that if all we do at Pape-Dawson is produce plans, what a failure we will be,” said Sam Dawson, Chief Executive Officer of Pape-Dawson Engineers. “Life is bigger than plans, bigger than projects. It’s about having an impact on the community. If we can touch and change lives by the way we do business, I will consider our company a success.”
Pape-Dawson Engineers operates offices in San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth. The company has an extensive resume of successful, high-profile projects throughout San Antonio and the state of Texas including Texas Research Park, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Sea World, La Cantera Resort, Westover Hills, the AT&T Center, and the 1,000 room J.W. Marriott San Antonio Resort and Spa and TPC Golf Course. The company also served as project civil engineer on corporate expansion facilities including Valero Energy, Citicorp, USAA, Clear Channel Communications and Chase Bank.
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