Newest Fellows for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis Program

The Clayco Foundation continues to reinforce the Art and Science of Building through our support of the Opera Theatre of St. Louis Fellowship program and its third class of Future Leaders! Congratulations to Linda Holyoke (advancement fellow), Jhané Perdue (artistic fellow), and Jenna Pieper (administrative fellow) for being named the 2022 to 2023 recipients. Pieper and Holyoke are also the first Fellows to join the program from my hometown of...

Newest Fellows for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis Program

Newest Fellows for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis Program

The Clayco Foundation continues to reinforce the Art and Science of Building through our support of the Opera Theatre of St. Louis Fellowship program and its third class of Future Leaders! Congratulations to Linda Holyoke (advancement fellow), Jhané Perdue (artistic...

Illumination 2022 – Circus of Light

Illumination 2022 – Circus of Light

Illumination 2022 Circus of Light was an incredible record-breaking gala for The Clayco Foundation!  Through ticket purchases, sponsorships, and the generosity of various donors, we raised a record-breaking $1.1 million to help support the search for a cure for the...

Clayco Recognizes Construction Inclusion Week

Clayco Recognizes Construction Inclusion Week

Within Our Walls Construction Inclusion Week is the perfect time to acknowledge Clayco’s commitment to building awareness around the need to improve diversity and inclusion in the construction industry. Our team has committed to these initiatives through Clayco Rising...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th to October 15th and honors the incredible Hispanic Americans who have contributed to building the foundation of the U.S. It’s an important time to understand and appreciate the culture of our Hispanic friends,...

Kids Dig Sparks Interest in World of Building

Kids Dig Sparks Interest in World of Building

Clayco hosted our first-ever Kids Dig in Chicago!  This incredible event offered the patients of Lurie Children's Hospital and their families the opportunity to explore construction in a fun and interactive way! Over 100 kids joined throughout the day at one of...

Developing Careers and Communities through CCDI

Developing Careers and Communities through CCDI

Clayco always does outstanding work through our Construction Career Development Initiative (CCDI). CCDI positively impacts local communities in St. Louis, Chicago, and beyond by bringing diversity to the design and construction industry. The program focuses on student...

Some of the key choices we get to make in this life are the things that we prioritize, both with our finances and with our energy and efforts. Over the course of my life, my priorities have shifted immensely, and I now spend a large amount of my time focusing on the work that our foundation is doing, as well as being engaged in impactful community efforts. The majority of the work that we are a part of is aimed at issues directly affecting my family and the Clayco community. Some of the causes most dear to us involve funding for medical research on cancer and rare disease as well as support for the patients and families experiencing these illnesses firsthand; partnering with organizations that strive to create a more diverse workforce and those that seek to empower young girls to reach their potential; utilizing our role in various communities to offer support and guidance for job seekers and business leaders; and prioritizing sustainability in building as well as alignment with the UN initiative for sustainable development.

As a builder, I think one of the greatest impacts that my industry can have is to shape the environments and the spaces that we live in. Although I do this in my work with Clayco, it is fun to work on extra projects to create fun spaces for community enjoyment. The Ellen Clark Sculpture Park on the campus of St. Louis University is an outdoor public space and sculpture park featuring the work of Brother Mel Meyer. What I love about it is that it has become an unofficial dog park that is beloved by the community and was voted the Best Dog Park in St. Louis the past two years!

While financial contributions towards these initiatives are of great importance to me, it is equally critical to participate in a hands-on manner. I am ardently committed to being involved in politics on a local and national level and cannot stress enough the importance of the vote, having personally seen the effect on vital issues like stem cell research. Furthermore, I spend a lot of time being active on boards and committees, and as a member of various organizations and clubs. Beyond what I can contribute, one of the most meaningful ways to generate impact has been to extend these opportunities to Clayco’s employees. By encouraging them to donate time and company-backed finances to organizations aligned with Clayco’s values, I have been personally rewarded by witnessing the effect it has had on the community and all aspects of the business.

Some of the key choices we get to make in this life are the things that we prioritize, both with our finances and with our energy and efforts.

Newest Fellows for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis Program

The Clayco Foundation continues to reinforce the Art and Science of Building through our support of the Opera Theatre of St. Louis Fellowship program and its third class of Future Leaders! Congratulations to Linda Holyoke (advancement fellow), Jhané Perdue (artistic fellow), and Jenna Pieper (administrative fellow) for being named the 2022 to 2023 recipients. Pieper and Holyoke are also the first Fellows to join the program from my hometown of St. Louis.  These leaders are a perfect example of the values and goals this program reflects. Holyoke is a former sustainability engineer, Perdue currently serves as the artistic project coordinator with the Pleiades Project, and...

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th to October 15th and honors the incredible Hispanic Americans who have...

Some of the key choices we get to make in this life are the things that we prioritize, both with our finances and with our energy and efforts. Over the course of my life, my priorities have shifted immensely, and I now spend a large amount of my time focusing on the work that our foundation is doing, as well as being engaged in impactful community efforts. The majority of the work that we are a part of is aimed at issues directly affecting my family and the Clayco community. Some of the causes most dear to us involve funding for medical research on cancer and rare disease as well as support for the patients and families experiencing these illnesses firsthand; partnering with organizations that strive to create a more diverse workforce and those that seek to empower young girls to reach their potential; utilizing our role in various communities to offer support and guidance for job seekers and business leaders; and prioritizing sustainability in building as well as alignment with the UN initiative for sustainable development.

While financial contributions towards these initiatives are of great importance to me, it is equally critical to participate in a hands-on manner. I am ardently committed to being involved in politics on a local and national level and cannot stress enough the importance of the vote, having personally seen the effect on vital issues like stem cell research. Furthermore, I spend a lot of time being active on boards and committees, and as a member of various organizations and clubs. Beyond what I can contribute, one of the most meaningful ways to generate impact has been to extend these opportunities to Clayco’s employees. By encouraging them to donate time and company-backed finances to organizations aligned with Clayco’s values, I have been personally rewarded by witnessing the effect it has had on the community and all aspects of the business.

Some of the key choices we get to make in this life are the things that we prioritize, both with our finances and with our energy and efforts. Over the course of my life, my priorities have shifted immensely, and I now spend a large amount of my time focusing on the work that our foundation is doing, as well as being engaged in impactful community efforts. The majority of the work that we are a part of is aimed at issues directly affecting my family and the Clayco community. Some of the causes most dear to us involve funding for medical research on cancer and rare disease as well as support for the patients and families experiencing these illnesses firsthand; partnering with organizations that strive to create a more diverse workforce and those that seek to empower young girls to reach their potential; utilizing our role in various communities to offer support and guidance for job seekers and business leaders; and prioritizing sustainability in building as well as alignment with the UN initiative for sustainable development.

While financial contributions towards these initiatives are of great importance to me, it is equally critical to participate in a hands-on manner. I am ardently committed to being involved in politics on a local and national level and cannot stress enough the importance of the vote, having personally seen the effect on vital issues like stem cell research. Furthermore, I spend a lot of time being active on boards and committees, and as a member of various organizations and clubs. Beyond what I can contribute, one of the most meaningful ways to generate impact has been to extend these opportunities to Clayco’s employees. By encouraging them to donate time and company-backed finances to organizations aligned with Clayco’s values, I have been personally rewarded by witnessing the effect it has had on the community and all aspects of the business.