The WT Foundation’s Nine, Wine & Stein event raises thousands for engineering & tech scholarships

October 22, 2019

The WT Foundation, which provides scholarships to local high school students embarking on majors in engineering studies, recently held its Seventh Annual “Nine, Wine & Stein” fundraiser at Poplar Creek Country Club in Hoffman Estates.

As the charitable arm of WT Group, the WT Foundation promotes education and research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with annual grants of $1,500 to graduating seniors from District 211 high schools in Schaumburg or Hoffman Estates. Since 2015, the WT Foundation has also provided a parallel program granting $1,500 scholarships to the children of WT Group employees.

“We are very proud to be able to assist bright, young students who represent the future of engineering and technology,” said Troy N. Triphahn, COO of the WT Group and President, WT Foundation. “These are the future professionals who will help drive solutions answering many of our country’s and the world’s most significant challenges. All of us at the WT Group feel privileged to be a part of this effort through the WT Foundation.”

The foundation’s 2019 scholarship winners are Nabile Mohiuddin and Anand Pudi, both seniors at Hoffman Estates High School. The October 5th Nine, Wine & Stein event raised approximately $6,000 for the organization’s scholarship fund.

While rainy weather cut short play on three of Poplar Creek’s holes, the many local supporters attending the event enjoyed a picnic-style meal sponsored by Pratum Construction. Additional event sponsors included: WT Group, Enterprise, The Lucky Monk, Rob Driver at Kelly Williams; Jennifer Hyde Photography; Rahl Jewelers; Orange Theory of Hoffman Estates; NiKnack Marketing; Allegra; Half Acre Beer Company; and The Village Vintner. The Kaiser Brothers Band closed out an enjoyable, although wet, afternoon and evening with several sets of classic rock music.

“We all had a great time for a great cause and look forward to a bigger, and hopefully drier, 8th annual event in 2020,” said Triphahn.

Our sincere thanks to the committee and volunteers responsible for putting together this annual event, especially Julie Triphahn, Event Chair. This event could not have occurred without your many hours of preparation!