The John O'Malley Scholarship Fund was launched in 2013 with a $100,000 pledge, payable over 10 years, from Case Foundation Company to fund a scholarship in honor of O’Malley, past chairman of the company, for his 40 years of exemplary service and leadership to the construction industry. The goal is to provide a minimum $10,000 scholarship each year to undergraduate civil engineering students who have financial need and an interest in the deep foundations industry.

John E. O'Malley

John E. O'Malley has spent most of his life in the deep foundations industry, having worked continuously for Case companies for more than 50 years. He rose through the Case ranks starting as a laborer while attending Loyola University, and advancing to labor foreman, estimator, project manager, vice president and finally president. He has held the position of president of Case for over 20 years. Under O'Malley's leadership, Case Foundation Company has grown into a widely respected and successful full-service deep foundation specialist company.

During his tenure as president, he and Case have been recognized in Chicago for two high profile projects; the straightening of the S-Curve in Chicago and "plugging" the tunnel that caused the "Great Flood of 1992." Under O'Malley's direction, Case was also responsible for the piling foundation that supports the highly publicized and beautiful Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa, Florida. Today, O'Malley continues to oversee the operations and development of projects with annual revenues of $60 to $80 million.

O'Malley is a member of the Association of Drilled Shaft Contractors (ADSC); the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI); and the Associated General Contractors (AGC). He has served on the Board of Directors for DFI and is a past member of the 100 Day Roundtable.

John O'Malley Scholarship Founding Donors

Case Foundation Company

Equipment Corporation of America

Malcolm Drilling Company

Petrifond Foundations
Underpinning and Foundation Skanska

David Coleman
Thatcher Foundations
Tri-State Drilling Inc.
M. Byrl and Frances Williams