We're Making a Difference

In our industry. Throughout our communities. Across the globe.

Our employees’ passion for their work goes beyond the workplace. They are active members of professional organizations, they volunteer their time and expertise to charitable causes, and they lead programs that will inspire the next generation of industry professionals.

Whenever possible, we support our employees’ efforts to make a difference in the industry and in their communities. From paying membership dues and providing meeting space to covering the cost of a plane ticket, we’re here to help amplify their impact on both charitable and industry-based organizations.

Great Things Happen When People Give Back to Their Communities

Benesch employees clearing debris in a along a highway during a summer service outing


By creating opportunities for our employees to volunteer alongside their coworkers, we have a positive impact on communities near and far.

a photo of Benesch's Chicago office team after wrapping gifts for children as part of a charitable giving event in December


We donate resources to local, national and global organizations that are working to support causes we can all stand behind.

a photo of a Benesch engineer teaching an elementary school about water engineering


To inspire and support the next generation, we teach classes, lead enrichment programs and provide thousands of dollars in college scholarships.

Supporting Worthy Causes

Through various giving initiatives, Benesch supports the communities where our employees live and work.

donated to charitable causes over the last year
items donated to food banks during the holidays
awarded in scholarships to our summer interns
Photo of Benesch Project Manager with students on a trip for Engineers without Borders

Encouraging Global Giving

Benesch’s Key Partner Program was developed to connect employees with non-profit organizations related to their profession and to support their volunteer efforts. Over the years, employees have used the program to pursue incredible volunteer opportunities around the world.

Serving as a travel mentor for the Engineers Without Borders – University of Colorado-Boulder chapter, Benesch Project Manager Travis Greiman joined students on a trip to Rwanda to observe the installation of a rainwater catchment system they designed to provide potable water to a rural village.

Travis provided both technical (guidance on design, construction, local construction practices, etc.) and non-technical (guidance on the local culture, international travel and other related topics) support to the students as they worked to help various communities.

I love participating as a mentor, watching students process everything and helping them attain a new understanding of life through the travel experience.

Most students who travel on these trips return to the U.S. with an altered worldview that makes them better students, engineers and members of the global community. I am grateful to witness that transformation.

Travis Greiman, PE, CAMP, Project Manager

Through our Key Partner Program, Benesch donated funds to offset the travel costs the organization would need to raise for Travis to accompany the students as a travel mentor.

Advancing the Industry

Every day, Benesch employees lend their expertise and passion to local and national professional organizations focused on advancing the industry.

Our experienced professionals can be found joining boards, leading committees, mentoring peers and contributing to the creation of industry standards and best practices. They have earned countless awards and extensive praise for their continued commitment to the industry. Their efforts are routinely recognized by industry-leading organizations including ACEC, AREMA, ASHE, ASCE, NSPE and WTS.

Read More About Our People
Headshot of Amelia Harris

It’s encouraging to connect with women in what can be a male-dominated field. I love speaking with women who are just beginning their careers, connecting with women in a similar place as myself, and networking with women who are industry leaders.

Amelia Harris, PhD, PE, Technical Manager | Women in Transportation Society Member
headshot of Greg Kuklinski

ASCE keeps me connected to what’s happening in our industry across the country. I also love creating opportunities for students and newly graduated engineers to grow and get involved in something that will have a positive impact on their careers.

Greg Kuklinski, PE, Senior Project Manager | American Society of Civil Engineers Member
headshot of Victor Conover

A big part of my career has always involved challenging my skills and growing my knowledge. Investing in ACEC-GA development courses has empowered me to increase my positive impact at Benesch and in my community.

Victor Conover, PE, CFM, Project Manager | American Council of Engineering Companies-Georgia Member