Community Partners

Corporations and Foundations Understand the Value of Attracting Outstanding Students to Oregon

ARCS Foundation Oregon is grateful for the many Northwest corporations and foundations who support ARCS scholar awards or sponsor the annual Scholar Awards Event.

Corporate and foundation sponsorship creates a mutually beneficial relationship, as students receive local corporate support for their education and, in turn, become the skilled workforce that companies need to succeed in an increasingly competitive global environment. These corporations and foundations know the value in attracting stellar individuals to Oregon.



Hoffman Construction Major Corporate Sponsor since 2011

Hoffman Construction has been a major corporate supporter of ARCS Foundation Oregon. Hoffman, partnering with Wayne and Julie Drinkward, has been a top presenter of the annual Scholar Awards Event since 2011. This top level of sponsorship helps to make the luncheon a financial success, which means more dollars for scholar awards. Dave Drinkward is the president of Hoffman Construction.

Hoffman Construction, headquartered in Portland, is one of the largest general contractors in the United States. The company is proud of its long history of “giving back” throughout the Northwest. Strong science and engineering education is the backbone of Hoffman Construction, which recognizes that a highly skilled workforce strengthens the company and the community.

“The worldwide value of encouraging research in medicine, science and engineering cannot be overstated,” according to Wayne and Julie Drinkward. “It is tremendously exciting to have such an effective vehicle as ARCS Foundation encouraging this research right here in Oregon. ARCS Foundation is a wonderful organization with an important mission. We are truly glad for the opportunity to support ARCS,” they said. Julie and Wayne have personally supported five ARCS scholars.



Cumulative list of additional corporate and foundation support 

Austin Capital Management
Bank of America Private Bank
Bank of the Cascades
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Brown & Brown Northwest Insurance
The Cameron Group - DA Davidson
CH2M Hill
Duck Delivery/United Salad
Duncan & Cindy Campbell/Campbell Foundation
Chubb Insurance
Columbia Distributing
Conference Solutions, Inc.
David Evans & Associates
Earle A. Chiles Research Institute
ESCO Corporation
ESCO Foundation
ESI, Inc.
First Republic Bank
Geffen Mesher
Hanky Panky LTD
The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation

Hoffman Construction/
   Julie & Wayne Drinkward
Intel CorporationIntermec Foundation
Jensen Investment Management
​Jubitz Corporation
Kuse Family Foundation
Mary's Harvest Fresh Food
Melvin Mark Companies
M.J. Murdock Trust
Morgan Stanley
Morley Foundation
Mt. Hood Chemical Corporation
NW Natural
Oregon Health & Science University
OSU College of Engineering
OSU Foundation in partnership with OSU University
Oregonian Media Group
PGE Foundation

Racker Investments
Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
Spirit Horse Farm, LLC
Stoel Rives LLP
Sunshine Dairy
Symonds Foundation
Tektronix Foundation
Tonkon Torp LLP
TriQuint Semiconductor
University of Oregon
US Bancorp Foundation
US Bank Private Wealth Management
Vision Capital
Vernier Software & Technology
Walsch Construction
Washington Trust Bank
Wells Fargo The Private Bank
Wheeler Foundation
Windermere Real Estate/Anne Yoo


Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. Supported Seven Scholars 

In 2008 Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., one of the nation’s largest recyclers of scrap metal, stepped forward to sponsor a scholar in mechanical, industrial and manufacturing engineering in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University. Since that initial sponsorship, Schnitzer Steel has sponsored seven scholars.

Schnitzer Steel is convinced that its future and the future of our country’s economy depend on a highly educated and talented workforce, and support of education at all levels is a focus of their charitable giving program. The company understands the value of attracting outstanding students to our region. OSU, OHSU, and UO have been effective incubators of new businesses and business ideas, which have produced direct benefits to our state through investment and employment opportunities. Schnitzer Steel believes that providing these institutions the tools they need to attract the most talented students will be important to their success in the face of increasing competition, both in the United States and abroad.