The Morganti Group
A great example of the university’s unique relationships with many area companies and businesses is the $100,000 pledge from Morganti USA of Danbury. The gift is also a reflection of Morganti’s commitment to the community and to its employees, many of whom are WestConn graduates.
“Support from the Morganti Group will provide benefits far beyond today,” university President James Schmotter said. “The Morganti Scholarship will help more students to stay in school, or to attend the university without taking another job. When they graduate, WCSU students stay in Connecticut and contribute to the state’s economy. The way Connecticut will grow out of this recession and build its economic strength is by having more residents improve their educations and get good jobs. Today, the Morganti Group took a giant step toward securing the future for all of us.”
“Morganti believes in investing in our communities. More importantly, we all have a responsibility to support the essential institutions that support our next generation of leaders,” Morganti president Nabil Takla said. “This gift to WestConn demonstrates our commitment to the university as well as the importance we place on the role the university plays in our community.”
The Morganti Endowment grants scholarships to WCSU students based on merit and/or need and the first scholarship will be awarded in Fall 2010. The company will fulfill its pledge — started in 2009 — over a five-year period at $20,000 per year.
Morganti Group was founded by John Morganti in 1920. The company has grown from a small family-owned Connecticut general contracting firm to a major international construction management organization and a leader in construction industry techniques. In 1988, Morganti was acquired by Consolidated Contractors Company, one of the largest international construction firms, headquartered in Athens, Greece.
Morganti was the construction administrator for the WCSU Science Building and construction manager of the university’s Fifth Avenue parking garage and of the Westside Classroom Building. Other area projects include the wastewater treatment plant in Danbury, and the YMCA buildings in Brookfield and Ridgefield, among several hundred other projects that include airports, hospitals, prisons, industrial buildings and educational facilities around the world.