Within the electrical construction industry, there are many individuals who go far beyond the ordinary in their support for the organizations they value. ELECTRI International is fortunate to have several individuals and companies, each of whom has invested more than $1 million in ELECTRI.
THE AL AND MARGARET WENDT TRUST
Over the years, as Albert Wendt (Canon & Wendt, Phoenix) built his electrical contracting business, he learned the importance of building management and supervisory skills. He decided that what had made his business successful could be put to work for other electrical contractors across the country.
The Richard and Darlene McBride Initiatives
“When Darlene and I considered how we might best assist ELECTRI International for decades to come, we decided that our personal legacy to the Foundation would be to give it the resources to create educational programs and materials for contractors to learn about financial and estate planning and about the variety of ways we can give to those charitable organizations that are close to our heart.”
The “Buz” and Betty Allison Trust
Bringing talent into the electrical construction industry was always a passion for Hugh D. “Buz” Allison and his wife Irene “Betty” Allison.
Square D / Schneider Electric
As ELECTRI International became firmly established with support from industry contractors, the Foundation’s leaders recognized the importance of working with manufacturers, suppliers, utilities, and other industry organizations whose involvement would be key to ELECTRI’s future.
Southern Contracting & O’Connell Challenge Grant
In September 2012, ELECTRI International received two Talent Initiative Challenge Grants from Richard W. McBride and Timothy McBride, Southern Contracting, San Diego, CA, and Walter T. Parkes and Michael Parkes, O’Connell Electric, Victor, NY to significantly increase its funding for student initiatives. ELECTRI received commitments of $100,000 from each, to be released as ELECTRI enlists new investments.