Throughout the year, Howell Engineering and Howell Surveying support dozens of nonprofits through golf outings, sponsorships, events, sporting clay shoots, grand prix races, food drives and the like. There is no shortage of places to support; however, we chose to support the causes that mean the most to us and are in our “backyard.” I am big on supporting the community we live and work in daily. A year and a half ago, Theodore “Ted” Gacomis, a close friend and mentor, passed away suddenly. Ted was my boss before I went out on my own, and as many have heard me say, I literally would not be here today doing what I do without his mentorship, friendship and support. After Ted passed away, I wanted to create a lasting memory in his name, something that would carry on his legacy as a friend, mentor and engineer, and so with help from his wife Ellen, close friends, colleagues and the Chester County Community Foundation we have created the Ted Gacomis Scholarship for Civil Engineering. Please join me in supporting this Scholarship today. Your generous support will allow us to award a scholarship to a graduating senior high school student in Chester County pursuing a degree in civil engineering.

We appreciate your generous support. Thank you for considering.

Ways to Donate to the Scholarship

There are many ways to make a gift to the Ted Gacomis Scholarship for Engineering. Below are some of the most common ways to make a gift.

Check – Payable to: Ted Gacomis Scholarship for Civil Engineering c/o Chester County Community Foundation (The Lincoln Building, 28 West Market Street, West Chester, PA 19382)

Online – Make a safe and secure gift as soon as the submit button is selected. Ted Gacomis Scholarship for Civil Engineering | Chester County Community Foundation (chescocf.org)

Donor Advised Fund – A donor-advised fund is a simple, flexible and tax efficient way to give. It also serves as a meaningful way to strengthen your family’s tradition of philanthropy. Contact your DAF holder and request a grant distribution. Be sure to use the Ted Gacomis Scholarship for Civil Engineering’s EIN # 23-2773822. You can also designate the Scholarship as a beneficiary for your donor-advised fund.

Workplace Giving & Employer Matching – You can give to the Ted Gacomis Scholarship for Civil Engineering through most workplace fundraising drives. Your employer may match your financial contribution, whether you give at work or on your own. Please contact your Human Resources Department for instructions.