The Construction Family Assistance (CFA) Foundation is the new name of the MICCS Foundation. In 2010, a committee was formed by MICCS, the foundation’s sister organization, to develop a plan to establish a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that would provide financial assistance to individuals or families affected by a construction or facilities maintenance related incident or loss of life beyond that of worker’s compensation, other insurance, or settlements. In 2012, that became a reality with the formation of the MICCS Foundation which is now a standalone organization. Led by a board of directors, the foundation has established sizeable retained earnings in order to provide financial assistance when needed. Although this money is available for afflicted individuals and their families, it is the belief of the foundation’s board that safety is the most important issue when it comes to construction and facilities maintenance projects.
At the 2017 CCS Awards Banquet, Randy Gieseking, President of Safety Management Group, announced that their company would be following up their Angel donation with a $25,000 Sustaining Sponsorship in honor of Michael Frye, a young construction worker who lost his life on a jobsite in 1989.