Thornton Tomasetti Foundation

The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation Awards Grant to PLUS Program; Works with Students on Land Planning

New York, NY – March 21, 2011 - The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Planning Land Use with Students Program (PLUS) of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University’s Earth Institute for its ongoing work with students and communities in the New York metropolitan area.

The PLUS program is designed to show students why and how to offer their input in the local planning decision-making process. Students work in teams with students from other schools in their community to address concepts of sustainable planning, examining important environmental, social and economic land planning questions. The PLUS program provides high school and middle school students with decision making skills relating to local planning issues. Two teams consisting of high school and middle school students have been formed in Westchester and Rockland counties.

The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization established in February 2008. One of the Foundation’s primary goals is to provide financial support for individuals and organizations pursuing philanthropic activities related to building engineering, design or technology.


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“The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation is thrilled to support the PLUS Program. It is wonderful to be able to teach students cost-effective, community sensitive and environmentally sound ways to repair and enhance their communities.”

Richard Tomasetti P.E., HON. AIA, chairman, Thornton Tomasetti


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About The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation

The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation, a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization established in February 2008, has two primary missions including funding fellowships, scholarships and internships for undergraduate students, and those planning to pursue graduate studies in building engineering, design or technology and providing financial support for individuals and organizations pursuing philanthropic activities related to building engineering, design or technology. Key elements of the program are college scholarships, traveling internships, and grants to, and partnerships with nonprofit organizations.

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Great Ink Communications - 212-741-2977
Eric Gerard, egerard@greatink.com
Lindsay Church, lindsay@greatink.com

Thornton Tomasetti - 917-661-7800
James M. Kent, JKent@ThorntonTomasetti.com

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