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Funding the PCI Foundation – What it is and…what it is NOT

Guest Blog By Jim Voss

When the PCI Foundation was first conceived in 2001, the trustees had to ask, who will fund our efforts. Unfortunately, very few entities in the precast industry stepped forward to say “I will!” Several major donors made five-year commitments to really get our programs started and ended up launching some of the most innovative instructional education projects not only for precast, but for the design world. 

With the recession came a dip in funding our work. Now that the economy is picking up, we have seen several of those initial investors returning to help us continue our work. Although our missions closely al