The future is only as strong as those who invest in emerging leaders. It is this belief that has driven ECI to support educational causes, such as the Aims Foundation, the charitable arm of Aims Community College in Greeley. For the past several years, ECI has partnered with this incredible organization to provide scholarships for their construction trades program. This year, we were raised $7,000 to support the next generation of construction leaders.
“While we are all navigating the impacts of COVID-19, we are honored to have dedicated partners that stepped up and made generous contributions in lieu of ECI’s annual golf tournament, which was unfortunately cancelled this year,” said Ted Johnson, President of ECI. “ECI believes the investment in education and supporting individuals who will be contributing to the future of our industry is paramount, now more than ever.”
We were certainly disappointed that we had to cancel the annual ECI Golf Tournament due to COVID-19, but we are immensely grateful for our stellar community partners that contributed to this worthy cause. Thanks to Flood and Peterson, FirstBank, and The Greenway Foundation, the Aims Foundation was able to increase the number of scholarships distributed to eight total gifts. These funds will go towards numerous aspects of construction students’ education, including books, attendance costs, tuition, fees, etc. During times of economic uncertainty, assisting future careers in the construction industry is more important than ever.
“Aims students have been heavily affected by the pandemic, and scholarship support is essential to ensuring they remain on track with their education,” said Kelly Jackson, Executive Director of the Aims Foundation. “Our corporate partnerships are a key component to propelling student success, and we appreciate the united effort to creating a highly trained workforce.”
Learn more about the Aims Foundation here.