ASCE Younger Members Forum Makes Contribution to Philabundance

ASCE YMF Gives Check to Philabundance_small

Pennoni Transportation Division Manager Jeremy Colello, Philabundance Fund Manager Evan Post, Hatch Mott MacDonald Project Engineer Stephen Maakestad, Tim Haahs Project Manager Chris Gray, Pennoni Staff Engineer Kazi M. Hassan, and City of Philadelphia Project Manager Ruben David.

 Philadelphia, PA – The American Society of Civil Engineers’ Philadelphia Section’s Younger Members Forum (ASCE YMF) presented a check to Philabundance in the amount of $1,011. The money was raised by the group through raffle ticket sales during its 17th Annual YMF Winter Social. The check was presented by a group led by Pennoni Staff Engineer and ASCE YMF President, Kazi M. Hassan, PE. The donation will provide more than 2000 meals for people in need.

“As a young civil engineer, we can help to redesign the aging infrastructure in our city, but it is also important to dedicate time and effort to help Philabundance fight poverty in our area,” said Mr. Hassan.

“Community partners like ASCE YMF help make it possible for Philabundance to provide food to 65,000 people each week across the Delaware Valley,” said Bill Clark, president and executive director of Philabundance. “With 98 percent more people coming to us for food over the last three years, support like this is needed now more than ever before.”

This was the second year in a row that ASCE YMF was able to donate more than $1,000 to Philabundance. In addition to Philabundance, ASCE YMF was able to contribute to the Future Cities Competition, as well as Habitat for Humanity. The ASCE YMF includes college students, recent graduates, and young engineers, including registered Professional Engineers, who are 35 years of age and younger. The objectives of the group are to provide networking opportunities, to interact with schools and the general public to promote civil engineering, and to enhance career development. With the support from the local companies and engineers, the ASCE YMF hopes to continue this tradition of supporting and donating to Philabundance and other organizations that help out local communities.

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