Community Involvement

With the many growing and urgent needs of local and world communities, we are committed to serving, educating, and funding worthy causes.

Dedicated to Our Communities
Sargent & Lundy was founded in Chicago’s “Loop” in 1891, the heart of the city. And since then our people have put their hearts into nurturing a deep and longstanding connection to both the local and world communities. Our many service and community outreach efforts prove this dedication. Through both company-promoted initiatives and the efforts of individuals, our people consistently go beyond their day-to-day work responsibilities and strive to share their knowledge and assist those in need.

Annual Sargent & Lundy United Way Campaign
Our primary charitable initiative is the annual United Way Campaign, which began more than 40 years ago. We have generously supported this cause through the voluntary payroll deductions of individual employees, contributions from firm owners, as well as corporate donation. The most recent campaign raised more than $500,000. As a result of this and previous campaigns, Sargent & Lundy has been honored multiple times with a Top 25 Corporate Citizen award.

Education Outreach and Service
We are committed to furthering education at many levels, both within engineering education and general academics. Sargent & Lundy supports a variety of efforts in time, funding, and resources, including mentoring for various high school and college programs. Examples of the support include:

  • Sponsorship of Illinois Institute of Technology IPRO course teams annually, including educational project work, funding, and advisory and mentoring
  • Mentoring students and sponsorship of University of Illinois College of Engineering senior design projects
  • Sponsorship of Sargent & Lundy Scholarship programs at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Cincinnati, and Marquette University Colleges of Engineering
  • Support of the ACE Mentor after-school program that engages high school students in projects related to careers in architecture, construction, and engineering
  • North American Young Generation in Nuclear
  • STEM programs (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics career exploration)
  • Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science
  • Project Lead the Way (high school science and engineering career exploration)

Serving the Needs of a Variety of Programs
Through community and volunteer efforts, Sargent & Lundy’s commitment to serving those in need is also reflected in our support for a wide range of deserving organizations, including:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago  Read More
  • Chattanooga Blood Assurance (hosting regular Bloodmobile visits to our Chattanooga office)  Read More
  • Youth Technology Corps (YTC), a network of after-school computer clubs in Chicagoland, North Carolina and Durango, Mexico, where students learn to refurbish donated computers for use at needy organizations  Read More
  • Engineers Without Borders and the Ak’Tenamit school in Guatemala
  • Ladder Up (low-income family tax return assistance)


Annual golf outing raises funds for Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago

CIO Group helps area families through the United Way Adopt-A-Family Holiday Drive

Chattanooga staff supports U.S. personnel with packages and Red Shirt Fridays

Quilt club donates to Lurie Children’s Hospital and the Linus Project

ACE Mentor after-school program guided Chicago high school student team to 2015 national honors