Celebrating McKinstry’s 2023 Impact Award Recipients
Each year, McKinstry recognizes employees nominated by leadership and their peers who have made significant environmental and social responsibility contributions inside and outside McKinstry. Impact Award recipients have an opportunity to direct a $5,000 gift from the McKinstry Charitable Foundation to an organization that is important to them and aligns with our philanthropic priorities, as well as participate in community activities with our executives next calendar year.
2023 Impact Award Honorees
“Molly embodies what makes McKinstry people so amazing,” said Justin Fallstrom, senior regional director. “She cares for her teammates, the community and our clients and goes out of her way to make sure people feel included. I am proud of her every day.”
The founder of McKinstry’s Gender Equity PDX Alliance and current co-chair, Molly has been a consistent champion of social and environmental initiatives at McKinstry. She has contributed to conversation-based DEI initiative Building Bridges, participates on the Vendor Diversity Council and has served as a mentor in both cohorts of our ScaleUp advising program for diverse vendors. Additionally, Molly leads and supports Pride Month celebrations in the Portland office, participates in our meals on wheels and other Building Good events.
Eric was present at every single session of the inaugural Heavy Metal Summer Experience (HMSE), helping to ensure a safe, successful and fun program for the students involved. The students had a visible connection and relationship with Eric, while he helped them to feel comfortable and welcomed in the shop. In addition to HMSE, Eric is quick to say yes to hosting tours in the shop for WABS (Washington Alliance for Better Schools), ANEW, or other groups that advance opportunity for underrepresented people in the industry.
“Eric has single-handily elevated our education and student engagement experiences,” said James Miller, vice president operations, Construction. “Through Eric’s support and participation, we’ve been able to develop hands-on experiences that promote our industry to youth of color, girls, and other under-represented students. Eric’s efforts will continue to deliver value to youth in our communities for years to come.”
Theresa has been a champion of McKinstry’s DEI initiatives, working closely with the Social Impact team to contribute to Building Bridges and our alliances that go above and beyond her “day job” on the People team. Theresa serves on the steering committee of McKinstry’s Unity Alliance and has supported learning and development opportunities for all our alliances, including a recent training on self-advocacy for members of our three women’s alliances. Theresa has also served as a Washington State Opportunity Scholarship mentor and participates in Building Good virtual volunteering opportunities.
“Wherever Theresa goes, she leaves a wake of positivity,” said Halley Bock, senior director of talent. “Through her efforts both in her core job and as an active teammate around social responsibility, she’s had a material impact on the careers and abilities of hundreds of our employees while enhancing McKinstry’s culture.”