Each fall at DFI's Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, an award banquet is held where the Student and Young Professor Paper Competition winners are presented with their awards. Additionally, DFI's Outstanding Project Award, Distinguished Service Award and C. William Bermingham Innovation Award are presented as well as the Women in Deep Foundations Committee Professional Development Grant. A portion of the banquet's proceeds are donated by DFI to the Trust to benefit the Sustaining Members Fund, which supports various activities.