Bechtel Parsons Awards $96,000 Contribution to United Way of the Bluegrass

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Richmond, KY – January 15, 2016– With a $96,000 combined contribution through this year’s United Way campaign, Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass (BPBG) and its employees illustrate a continued commitment toward improving the communities of Central Kentucky. United Way will invest the contributions in local programs and initiatives working to advance opportunities for people throughout Madison County and Central Kentucky. The company’s contribution helped kickoff its annual employee-contribution campaign which concluded in November.

“United Way of the Bluegrass is proud to recognize Bechtel Parsons for their generous support of their community. The investment of Bechtel Parsons and its employees will have maximum impact on individuals and families through the Big Bold Goal, and many critical services that work to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to live their best lives,” said Bill Farmer, President and CEO of United Way of the Bluegrass. “This commitment to the entire Central Kentucky community is exemplary and truly highlights the role of Bechtel Parsons as a philanthropic leader in the Bluegrass.”

United Way’s Big Bold Goal for the community is that 10,000 more families will be self-sufficient by 2020. The organization works to establish long-lasting solutions and change by addressing the underlying causes of some of the greatest issues facing Central Kentucky communities today. The organization challenges everyone in the community to work together to create opportunities through programs and initiatives focused around Education, Basic Needs and Financial Stability.
“We are proud to have the opportunity to partner with the United Way as it labors to meet the needs of those in our community,” said Ron Hink, BPBG project manager. “The overwhelming support of our employees affirms our desire to make a positive impact in Richmond and in Central Kentucky.”
Bechtel Parsons’ company gift, combined with the gifts of employees, has been one of the largest United Way contributions in Madison County in recent years. Investments will help United Way meet the needs of today while addressing the underlying causes to establish long-term solutions for the community.

About Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass
Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass is under contract to the U.S. Department of Defense’s Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives program to design, build, systemize, operate and close the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant – a facility to safely destroy the chemical weapons stockpile at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky. Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass is a joint venture of Bechtel National, Inc., of Reston, Va., and Parsons Government Services Inc., of Pasadena, Calif.  The joint venture has four teaming subcontractors: AECOM, Battelle Memorial Institute, GP Strategies Corporation and General Atomics. For more information about Bechtel Parsons visit: For more information about chemical weapons destruction in Kentucky visit:

About United Way of the Bluegrass:
United Way of the Bluegrass is a leader and motivator of change for long-terms solutions for Central Kentucky communities. We have a bold goal that together, we will increase the number of self-sufficient families by 10,000 before 2020. United Way has committed to four key drivers of success for community and economic success:  basic needs, school readiness, student success and financial stability.  Systems have been developed to evaluate the quality and success of programs supported by UWBG, so investors can be assured that dollars will have maximum impact on the community. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook at

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Left to right - Rick Goetz, Parsons Government Services, Mark Shake, United Way of the Bluegrass, Ron Hawley, AECOM, and Ron Hink, Bechtel National

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