DFI Educational Trust Annual Pennsylvania Golf Outing Raises Scholarship Funds for Three Universities 

September 5, 2017, Hawthorne N.J.:

The DFI Educational Trust Annual Pennsylvania Golf Outing, held in July at Chartiers Country Club in Pittsburgh, raised funds to support scholarships at Penn State University, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

The $12,000 raised through golf registrations will be shared between the scholarship funds at Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh. An additional $28,000+, raised through direct contributions, will support specific scholarship funds as follows:

  • University of Pittsburgh: $10,658 
  • Penn State University: $10,758 
  • Carnegie Mellon University: $6,833 

The following companies contributed to these scholarship funds:

Supporting Donor $5,000-$9,999
Equipment Corp. of America
McCrossin Foundations LLC
Star Iron Works, Inc.

Donor $1,000-$4,999
Air Equipment Corporation
CZM Foundation Equipment
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc.

Other Contributions $100-$999
American Equipment & Fabricating Corp.
BAUER-Pileco Inc.
Black Diamond Equipment Rental
Clearwater Construction
Dura-Bond Industries
Favor Steel & Fabrication, Inc.
Keystone Drill Services, Inc.
OCI Division/Global Drilling Suppliers, Inc.
Pennsylvania Drilling Company
SAS Stressteel, Inc. 
TJM Drilling Equipment & Supplies

The Annual Pennsylvania Golf Outing Fundraiser was started in 2006 and supports the DFI Educational Trust Scholarship funds at Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh. The event previously benefited scholarships disbursed at Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Civil Engineering. Since 2006, the Pittsburgh golf outing alone has raised $440,000 in revenue for the Trust.

Contact: Emilio S. Fandino, Trust Administrator, 973-423-4030,

About DFI Educational Trust: The Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust ( is an independent, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization established in 2006 by the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) as its charitable arm. The mission of the Trust is to support and encourage individuals in the fields of study related to the deep foundation industry by providing scholarships and opportunities to meet and work with deep foundation industry leaders.

About Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI ( is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 4,000 members worldwide.

Golfers from McCrossin Foundations LLC, one of four top Supporting Donors.