James Martin Associates, Inc., Donates $25,000 to ALCA Educational Foundation

The ALCA (Associated Landscape Contractors of America) Educational Foundation (AEF), recently announced that the Foundation received a donation of $25,000 from James Martin, president of James Martin Associates, Inc., a landscape design, construction, maintenance and commercial snow-management service company located in Vernon Hills, Ill. The formal announcement of the gift was made at the Executive Forum in Las Vegas, Feb. 2–5, 2006, at a reception sponsored by Stihl.

The AEF was formed to award scholarships and fund educational activities for the green industry. The Foundation’s mission is to promote and advance the green industry services industry by funding educational excellence.

The associates of James Martin Associates, Inc., and the James Martin Family are distinguished as an Ambassador of the AEF. Contributions at the Ambassador level entitle the donors to name and establish the criteria for their scholarship.

Jim Martin, CLP, ASLA, is the president of James Martin Associates, Inc., founded in 1977. The company is one of the largest landscape architecture and maintenance providers in the Northern Illinois area, as well as one of the top 100 landscape services companies in the nation.

Martin, whose background is in landscape architecture, has been active in ALCA, has served as a director on the PLANET board of directors, has won numerous national and state awards, and is also active in the Illinois Landscape Contractor Association and Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

“The ALCA Education Foundation Ambassadors Scholarship Program provides a special opportunity for donors to personally experience the ‘gift of giving,’” Martin says. “By helping educate a new student each year into the future, I know this scholarship will provide years of pleasure — knowing we’ve been able to turn a small amount of our success into meaningful significance for the future leaders of our industry. ALCA, and now PLANET, has helped our company grow, mature and prosper in many, many ways. It gives all of the associates of James Martin Associates and the Martin Family special pleasure and pride to join the distinguished group of AEF Ambassadors.”

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