Bechtel Parsons Awards $100,000 Contribution to United Way of the Bluegrass

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Bechtel Parsons Awards $100,000 Contribution to United Way of the Bluegrass

Richmond, KY – January 10, 2014 – With a $100,000 combined contribution to the United Way, Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass and its employees illustrate a strong commitment in the New Year toward making a better Bluegrass. United Way will invest the contributions in local programs and initiatives working to advance the common good in education, financial stability and health throughout Madison County and Central Kentucky. Bechtel Parsons’ annual employee contribution campaign concluded in December and marks its largest total in contributions to date.

“United Way of the Bluegrass is proud to recognize Bechtel Parsons for their generous support of the community. The investment of Bechtel Parsons and its employees will have maximum impact supporting a variety of programs that are working to make Central Kentucky a better place to live, work and raise a family,” said Bill Farmer, President of United Way of the Bluegrass. “Bechtel Parsons’ commitment to the community is exemplary and highlights them as a philanthropic leader in the Bluegrass.”

United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of the problems that face our communities today. The organization challenges everyone in the community to work together to create a brighter future.

“Through the generosity of our employees, the United Way can continue developing and supporting programs to make a positive impact for people in our community,” said Doug Omichinski, project manager for Bechtel Parsons. “Our $100,000 in corporate and employee contributions was a great way to finish 2013 and provide the United Way a great start to the New Year.”

Bechtel Parsons’ company gift, combined with the gifts of its employees, has been the largest United Way contribution in Madison County in recent years. Investments will help United Way meet the needs of today while addressing the underlying causes to prevent problems from happening tomorrow.

About Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass
Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass is under contract to the Department of Defense’s Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives program to design, build, systemize, test, 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., and Parsons Government Services, Inc., along with teaming subcontractors URS Corporation, 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. United Way has committed to three focus areas to meet the needs of today and solve the problems of tomorrow: Education, Income and Health. 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 call 859.233.4460.

Media Contact:
Katie Williams, Director of Marketing and Engagement
United Way of the Bluegrass