Jacobs Canada Inc.

April 18, 2007 09:30 ET

Jacobs Receives Two Awards From the United Way

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - April 18, 2007) - Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced today that its Calgary, Alberta, Canada, office received two major charitable awards from the United Way organization.

United Way recognized Jacobs for their contributions to the Calgary community in 2006. Winning the Engineering Challenge Award as well as the Campaign Volunteer Spirit Award, Jacobs is one of an outstanding group of companies dedicated to United Way nationwide.

Winning the Engineering Challenge Award, Jacobs led the group of engineering companies in the "over 600 employees" category by raising over $146,000 for United Way. They demonstrated initiative, creativity and camaraderie to promote awareness of social issues in the community. The funds raised are invested in the community to help provide services and solutions that meet the immediate needs of Calgarians.

Jacobs Campaign Coordinator Jamie Collins received the Campaign Volunteer Spirit Award for promoting awareness of United Way in the community and for her contributions to the campaign's success.

"We appreciate every dollar and hour donated by volunteers and the great effort made by Jamie to the Jacobs 'A Treasure is NOT a Treasure Unless it is Shared' campaign," said United Way of Calgary and Area President, Ruth Ramsden-Wood. "It takes leaders like Jacobs to drive real change in the community."

In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice-President Greg Landry stated, "Jacobs is very proud of the dedication of our employees to better their communities. It is because of the care and commitment demonstrated by all the participants and volunteers such as Jamie that Calgary is a better place to live, and that so many lives have been touched in a positive way."

Jacobs, with over 45,000 employees and revenues approaching $8.0 billion, provides technical, professional, and construction services globally.

Contact Information

  • Jacobs Canada Inc.
    Denise Bennett
    (403) 258-6533