PHILANTHROPY Committee

Mission Statement

The PECG River City Section Philanthropy Committee is dedicated to supporting the education, endeavors, and wellbeing of our PECG members and community. As a fundamental part of PECG’s values, the Committee engages in offering academic scholarships, sponsoring STEM programs, and volunteering for local organizations.

River City Section Scholarships

The River City Section is offering two scholarships for students in our community. It is our hope that these scholarships will serve to support the academic endeavors of future engineers, geologists, computer scientists, and other related professions. For more information, please reference the link below:

General Community Scholarship Application

PECG Career Talks (April 2021)

River City Section Philanthropy Committee Members formed an online panel to discuss PECG careers with the Career Technical Education Foundation (CTE). CTE aims to provide students with a pathway to post-secondary education and careers by offering career technical education programs in Sonoma County. River City Members had an opportunity to speak to these students about our impactful technical STEM careers in California government and the importance of STEM careers in government. You can watch the Career Talk HERE!

Philantropy Events

No in-person events are planned at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, though the Philanthropy Committee is looking into potential opportunities for virtual events. Past events include:

  • American River Clean-Up
  • Sacramento County Academic Decathlon
  • Sacramento Regional Science Bowl
  • Square Root Academy’s Great STEM Summit
  • Square Root Academy’s Hack the Park
  • STEM for Girls

Committee Meetings

The Philanthropy Committee generally meets once a month to plan upcoming philanthropic opportunities, and more frequently when an event approaches. If you are interested in learning more about the Philanthropy Committee, or have suggestions for events, please contact the Karmina Padgett at  karmina.padgett@waterboards.ca.gov .