Welcome to the
   RCI Foundation, Inc.

The RCI Foundation's mission is simple, to support research, education, and the dissemination of information for issues important to the building envelope industry. With your help, we can make a difference for the industry, its professionals, students and the world at large. Thank you for visiting!

Virginia Tech

Help Support the Choctaw Academy Initiative
Join the RCI Foundation and RCI Inc. in supporting the renovation of the Choctaw Academy. Help us reach our goal of raising $400,000 to meet the needs of this historically significant project.

RCI Foundation Scholarship Program Now Open
The Robert W. Lyons and Lewis W. Newlan scholarship applications are now available. This year, the RCI Foundation will be awarding four scholarships for $5,000 and four scholarships for $2,500.

Applicants of the RCI Foundation Scholarship Program award must be:

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student who has completed a minimum of 24 credit hours and is planning to enroll full-time at an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2019-2020 academic year in an accredited program of architecture, engineering, construction or building sciences leading to a career in the construction or building envelope industry
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent
  • Be a citizen of the United States or Canada attending an accredited school in the United States or Canada
Deadline for submitting the application and supporting documentation is February 28, 2019 at 3 PM CST.

Student Convention Sponsorship Application Now Available
The college student attendance sponsorship application is now available for the 2019 RCI Annual International Convention and Trade Show in Orlando, Florida, March 14-19. To qualify, applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student (at least 12 credit hours per semester) enrolled in architecture, structural or civil engineering, construction management or other related area of study. Up to 25 students are eligible to receive this funding twice. Depending upon availability, up to three students from the same university may be selected.
Sponsorship includes RCI convention registration, up to four nights lodging at the convention hotel, a stipend for meals, cost of travel up to $400 (receipts required), and a one-year RCI student membership.
Deadline for submitting the application and supporting documentation is February 1, 2019.

The RCI Foundations' Annual Fundraiser is Sunday, March 17 from 5:30 - 8:00 PM, Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida.  This year's theme is "Get Your Green On!" and will feature a silent and live auction, door prizes and raffle. 
 Funding Awarded to Roof Technical Services, Inc.
Funding Awarded to the University of Texas at Austin

How Would You Like to Help?

The RCI Foundation has implemented a focused effort on various initiatives within our organization.  We want to give you, our wonderful donors, the opportunity to choose to earmark your pledges and donations in the areas that matter most to you!
As such, we are garnering focus on five separate initiatives, each encompassing a different area supporting our industry.  Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with what the RCI Foundation is doing!