In 2014, the Thomas Wysockey Civil Engineering Scholarship was established through a generous $50,000 donation from Thatcher Foundations Inc., Gary, IN. The company has pledged an additional $50,000 over the next five years. The scholarship is named for Thomas J. Wysockey, chairman emeritus of Thatcher Foundation, Inc., who is an inspiration to young engineers throughout the construction industry. The fund provides scholarships to civil engineering students attending any U.S. college or university.

Thomas J. Wysockey

Thomas J. Wysockey is chairman emeritus of Thatcher Foundations Inc. A 1953 graduate of The Citadel with a B.S. in civil engineering, Wysockey joined Thatcher in 1957 and served as vice president, president and, most recently, chairman and owner. His commitment to the industry is evident by his active involvement in several industry associations including as board member of American Subcontractors Association (ASA), Chicago Chapter; director at the Builders Association of Greater Chicago and the Chicagoland Construction Safety Council; trustee of the Construction Advancement Foundation; trustee of the Deep Foundations Institute; president of the Industrial Contractors and Builders Association of Indiana; board member of the Society of American Military Engineers; and member of the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the ASA, Chicago Chapter.

Thomas Wysockey Civil Engineering Scholarship Founding Donors

Leader
Thatcher Foundations, Inc.

Supporters
C.E. Anderson & Associates
GEI Consultants, Inc.
Graycor Industrial Constructors Inc.
Magnum Piering, Inc.
Shoreline Steel South

Donors
American Equipment & Fabricating Corp
Assurance Agency
Case Foundation Company
Clark Construction Group
Clayco, Inc.
CTI, Inc.
Falk PLI
The George Sollitt Construction Co.
Gilco Scaffolding Co LLC
GRL Engineers
HIIG Construction
Jinnings Equipment LLC
John Keno & Co.
Mark Klesman
Coleman Lawrence
Thomas F. Londrigan
Ted Maynard
McHugh Construction
Jim McIntyre
Mark McNeilly
Noel Outlaw
Power Construction Co., LLC
Riggio Boron Ltd.
Curtis T. Schultz
Howard Siegel
Skyline Steel
Soilmec North America
Robert & Constance Soudan
STERLING LUMBER COMPANY
SUN PILEDRIVING EQUIPMENT L.L.C.
Matthew & Dr. Connie Swickhamer
Gene Swindell
Arjen Van Der Schaaf
W.E. O'Neil Construction
M. Byrl & Frances Williams
Joseph Wysockey
Yates Blackwell, LLC