Supporter Spotlight: Walsh Construction Co.
Since Portland YouthBuilders opened in 1995, Walsh Construction Co. has been one of the strongest industry supporters of PYB.
"When it comes to supporting local nonprofit organizations, one of Walsh’s stated goals is to work with organizations that work with the youth of our community," explained Don Geddes, VP and Project Manager at Walsh Construction Co. and one of PYB's founding board members. "I can’t think of a better way to support youth than working with Portland YouthBuilders who provide educational support and training along with on the job experiences using construction and computer technology as a training tool."
Students at PYB have indeed been supported by the knowledge and expertise of Walsh employees through job site visits, job shadow hosts, mock interviewers and guest speakers.
PYB has also benefitted from the professional expertise from numerous Walsh employees serving on PYB's Board of Directors and Construction and Development Committees. Additionally, over 200 employees from Walsh have supported PYB over the years through the company's workplace giving and corporate match programs.
Walsh Construction Co. has been building throughout the Pacific Northwest since it began in 1961. Walsh is committed to "building Smart, building Green, and building Community" and PYB is honored for their continued support of our students and programs.