About the CRSI Education and Research Foundation
The CRSI Education and Research Foundation (formerly CRSI Foundation) began in 1981-1982 by a group of determined individuals dedicated to expanding the reinforced concrete construction industry’s educational activities. The idea to provide for the industry’s future success by assisting with the continued availability of talented people and new technology grew as the years passed.
The CRSI Education and Research Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization with a tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Tax Code. It was formed to foster the education and research mission of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI).
The CRSI Education and Research Foundation assists and provides guidance in the development of educational activities and materials within and outside the Institute. This is facilitated through educational programs for students majoring in civil engineering, architecture and other related disciplines at colleges, universities and technical training schools. As appropriate, the Foundation will also assist in apprenticeship training programs. In addition, the Foundation makes college students aware of opportunities in the reinforced concrete construction industry. The Foundation also is helping to support research and educational programs that will ultimately improve and advance the reinforced concrete construction industry.
- Sponsorship of Employees and Industry, and Undergraduate scholarship programs.
- Sponsorship of six targeted undergraduate scholarships at prominent civil/structural engineering schools in the United States (one per CRSI region).
- Sponsorship of the Portland Cement Association’s (PCA) Professor’s seminar (August).
- Offsetting the cost of CRSI educational materials for structural engineering students.
- Potential sponsorship of a CRSI Research Fellowship.
Fundraising for the CRSI Education and Research Foundation has been primarily accomplished by private donations and special events, including the TAMCO/CMC Rebar (Fontana Steel) golf outings, and the CRSI Foundation Golf Tournament. Contributions to the Foundation can also be made on this web site under the Donations tab.
The CRSI Education and Research Foundation has information on making the Foundation part of your charitable trust through planned giving. Contributions to 501(c)(3) organizations, such as the CRSI Education and Research Foundation are tax deductible. For further information regarding the CRSI Education and Research Foundation Federal Tax ID Number, call 847-517-1200 or contact us via email.