Chapter Foundation The Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter Foundation is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting construction education and training and promoting the construction industry. 2016–2017 Foundation Board of Directors Steve Malany, P&C Construction Company, president Larry Gescher, HP Civil Inc., vice president Larry Hannan, secretary/treasurer Jeff Perala, Perlo Construction, chapter immediate past president Ron Bennett, Hamilton Construction Company Tom Gerding, Gerding Builders, LLC Todd Hess, Todd Hess Building Company Jim McKune, McKUNE LLC Jan Strombeck Counsel to the Foundation Board of Directors Darien Loiselle, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Staff Liaison Mike Salsgiver, chapter executive director, 503-685-8305 or 800-826-6610 Update on Current Commitments Jacmel, Haiti: Check out the latest photos on the surgery center project in Jacmel, Haiti. After several months of construction, the building is getting ready for the final outfitting. Biztown, Junior Achievement, Enterprise Village: The AGC foundation has continued a long relationship with Biztown. 2017 is our 10th continuous year of support for the Biztown construction office. Donate to the Foundation The Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter (AGC) Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to carrying out charitable purposes related to construction industry promotion, education, training, and special projects in Oregon and southwest Washington. Grants awarded by the foundation support projects and activities designed to enrich the construction industry. The AGC Foundation accepts contributions from individuals and companies. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. The foundation also provides a vehicle for AGC members to make targeted contributions to both construction and non-construction related causes consistent with the 501(c)(3) status of the organization. Types of Contributions Cash: You may contribute cash in any amount to the foundation by making a check payable to the AGC Foundation. Gifts of Stock: One way to share your good fortune is by making a gift of appreciated stock. Your gift of stocks can provide a financially attractive alternative to cash contributions due to favorable income tax and capital gains tax treatment. Estate Gifts: One of the simplest and most popular means of charitable giving is a specific bequest in a will. Tax laws allow an unlimited estate tax charitable deduction for gifts to qualified charitable organizations such as the AGC Foundation. With estate tax rates high, it is important to review your estate plan to insure proper disposition of your assets. Other contributions also qualify. Related Resources Safety Resources Advice and consultation, education and training resources, both online and in-person. See Safety Resources » Labor Agreements & Wage Information Get assistance with labor issues, including contract interpretation, information on prevailing wage laws, and more. See current labor agreements and wage/fringe information » Events Network with industry colleagues, enjoy some competition, and further your professional and personal growth Have a bit of fun with other industry professionals » Need more information? Contact Mike Salsgiver, chapter executive director, using the button below or call 503-685-8305 or 800-826-6610.