The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. 

“We encourage professionals and companies in the deep foundations industry to donate to the trust on #GivingTuesday,” says Byrl Williams, chair of the DFI Educational Trust. “DFI recognizes that the future of our industry depends upon our ability to encourage and engage promising young engineers to consider careers in the deep foundations industry.”

#GivingTuesday is held annually and, this year, will take place Dec. 1., the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It follows the widely-recognized shopping events, Black Friday and Cyber Monday,to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

This year, the DFI Educational Trust has joined the movement and hopes to raise additional funds to support students studying geotechnical and foundation engineering. The trust will provide scholarships and opportunities to meet and work with deep foundations industry leaders.

The DFI is an international association of contractors, engineers, academics and suppliers in the deep foundations industry with more than 3,300 members worldwide. For more information about the Deep Foundations Institute, visit