Michael Baker International Scoops up Some Fun with Pressley Ridge for Charity Fundraiser

Ice Cream Fundae in Pittsburgh Coincides with Company’s “75 x 5k Service” Campaign

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: August 17, 2015

Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, consulting, planning, technical and professional services, and its employees are demonstrating their ongoing commitment to Pressley Ridge, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization that provides care to children in need and families in crisis.  On Sunday, August 16, the company participated in the 21st Annual Pressley Ridge Ice Cream Fundae fundraiser at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.

Guests who purchased tickets to the event enjoyed all-you-can-eat ice cream, visits with the animals, a variety of family-friendly activities and a chance to meet some of the children being assisted by Pressley Ridge.  Along with employees of other sponsoring companies, Michael Baker team members manned the company’s ice cream scooping station and served the company’s hand-selected ice cream flavor “Zoolicious,” which was a combination of vanilla ice cream, chocolate fudge and peanut butter cups. Attendees could then vote on their favorite flavor.

“At Michael Baker International, we like to say that ‘We Make a Difference’ in the communities we serve. From engineering, architecture, planning and resources management, Michael Baker provides the expertise to help make our communities safer, efficient and more livable,” said Dave Martin, senior vice president and Pittsburgh office executive at Michael Baker International. “Pressley Ridge is making a difference in the lives of thousands of children who need it the most, especially children who are facing a crisis at home or who have lost their way. Our team was proud to be involved in this fundraiser.”

Founded in Pittsburgh in 1832, Pressley Ridge helps 5,200 children annually and touches the lives of more than 10,000 families by providing educational opportunities, foster care connections, residential care and community-based support in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Portugal and Hungary.

The Pressley Ridge Ice Cream Fundae coincided with Michael Baker’s “75 x 5k Service” campaign. Launched on June 1 in commemoration of the company’s 75th anniversary celebration, “75 x 5k Service” is challenging employees across the enterprise to contribute 7,500 hours of community service by year’s end.

About Michael Baker International

Michael Baker International is a leading global provider of engineering and consulting services, which include planning, architectural, environmental, construction, program management, and full life cycle support services as well as information technology and communications services and solutions. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions in support of U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients.  Michael Baker International has more than 5,000 employees in more than 90 locations across the U.S. and internationally. To learn more, visit www.mbakerintl.com

Contact: Jeff Donaldson