DFI Educational Trust Participating in #GivingTuesday 

October 29, 2019, Hawthorne N.J.:

For the fifth year, the DFI Educational Trust is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.

Occurring this year on December 3, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and follows the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

By participating in #GivingTuesday, the DFI Educational Trust hopes to raise additional funds to support and encourage students studying in the fields of geotechnical and foundation engineering by providing scholarships and opportunities to meet and work with deep foundations industry leaders. Since 2015, The Trust has raised $67,000 on #GivingTuesday, and since 2006, the DFI Educational Trust has awarded more than $1,100,000 to more than 300 students attending universities across the U.S. and the Province of Ontario, Canada.

“I would like to personally thank the DFI Educational Trust for the generosity, support and selflessness your outstanding organization has shown me and countless students across this nation. Your scholarship will allow me to spend my time in college pursuing a degree in the deep foundations industry with more passion than before,” John C. McDavid V, Texas A&M University.

“We encourage professionals and companies in the deep foundations industry to donate to the Trust on #GivingTuesday,” says Tracy Brettmann, P.E., D.GE, executive vice president of A.H. Beck Foundation Company and chair of the DFI Educational Trust. “DFI recognizes that the future of our industry depends upon our ability to encourage and engage promising young engineers to consider careers in the deep foundations industry.”

To donate to the DFI Educational Trust’s #GivingTuesday initiative on December 3, 2019, visit The DFI Educational Trust is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to the Trust are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

About DFI Educational Trust: The Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust ( is an independent, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization established in 2006 by the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) as its charitable arm. The mission of the Trust is to support and encourage individuals in the fields of study related to the deep foundation industry by providing scholarships and opportunities to meet and work with deep foundation industry leaders.

About Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI ( is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 3,500 members worldwide.