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Philanthropy in the Construction Industry Part 4

If your firm is interested in boosting their philanthropic efforts, the Nashville construction attorneys at Cotney Construction Law can provide you with valuable advice on how to get started with your own non-profit. Giving back feels good, and no matter how big or small your building firm is, you can volunteer your services to improve your community.

In parts one, two, and three of this four-part series, we explored an array of charitable organizations related to the construction industry. In the final installment, we will conclude our examination of private building firms’ philanthropic efforts.

Shawmut Design and Construction

This Boston-based building firm specializes in historic renovations and restorations, so it comes as no surprise that Shawmut Design and Construction cares about their community. If preserving history is their main forte, philanthropy is a close second, as the Shawmut team has volunteered countless hours to help others in events like the annual “Canstruction Rhode Island” recycled goods building competition and the Pan-Mass Challenge, a charity bike-a-thon that raises money to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. They even lent their construction expertise to “Make-a-Wish” come true by building a treehouse for a terminally ill child.

Skanska USA

Skanska is a multinational construction conglomerate with a vast array of projects worldwide, but some of their strongest charitable contributions are being spearheaded by their division in the United States. In the past, Skanska USA has sponsored events like the “Community Giveback Challenge,” an initiative aimed at giving back to the community during Diversity and Inclusion Week. During this week, Skanska USA allocates resources to fund food drives, park cleanups, and outdoor activities like charity walkathons.

When it comes to giving, Skanska USA casts a wide net of inclusion to help as many people as possible. Whether it’s educational programs for underserved businesses, annual trips to Mexico to construct low-income housing, or simply decorating a public area for the enjoyment of all, Skanska USA is making philanthropy a top priority for their US division.


Mortenson is a leader in clean energy, inspiring spaces, reliable infrastructure, and productive environments. The innovative, Minnesota-based building firm instills their company values on all employees. Those values, which include trust, responsibility, safety, teamwork, service, and stewardship, manifest as a multitude of philanthropic efforts aimed at leveling the playing field for those less fortunate than ourselves. Mortenson sponsors the Breath of Life Gala to help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In 2016, they raised $10 million for the organization.

Are you interested in getting your firm involved in the act of charity? Contact a Nashville construction attorney to find out how you can revitalize your company’s image with a renewed emphasis on giving back to the community.

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.