Weiss Associates




Weiss Contributes to Seven Local Charitable Organizations

February 2011


Weiss Associates believes in the strong connection between healthy communities and good business. As proud members of the San Francisco Bay Area community since our founding in 1980, we encourage our staff to volunteer time and donate to local organizations committed to improving the quality of life in our communities.

As part of our 2010 corporate charitable giving program, Weiss Associates contributed to seven Bay Area charitable organizations:

  • Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF): DREDF is a leading national civil rights center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities. It provides training, education, legal advocacy, and public policy development.


    DREDF Bilingual Education Advocate Juliet Barraza, Education Advocate Robin Miller, and Executive Director Susan Henderson, shown with Weiss founder and Principal Engineering Geologist Richard Weiss.

  • The Center for Accessible Technology: Along with providing computer access to people with disabilities, the Center for Accessible Technology consults to corporations, libraries, and government entities.


    Dmitri Belser, Executive Director of the Center for Accessible Technology, with Richard Weiss.

  • Net Impact: With a mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world, Net Impact has a membership spanning six continents. 

    Bob Devany with Executive Director Liz Maw

    Principal Hydrogeologist Bob Devany with Executive Director Liz Maw and others from Net Impact

  • Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO): Recognized for the second year by Greatnonprofits.org with a 2010 Food and Shelter Award, FESCO provides emergency shelter and services to families and children.

    CEO and Principal Hydrogeologist Mike Dresen with Cate Steane

    CEO and Principal Hydrogeologist Mike Dresen with Cate Steane, FESCO Executive Director

  • San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children: SFCASA is the only volunteer program in San Francisco that empowers everyday citizens to become officers of the court to serve as advocates and mentors to abused and neglected children in foster care.

    Senior Project Engineer Scott Bourne with Melanie Rogers

    Senior Project Engineer Scott Bourne with Melanie Rogers, San Francisco CASA Associate Director of Development

  • Engineers without Borders (EWB)-USA, San Francisco Professional Chapter – Haiti Project: The San Francisco Professional Chapter of EWB supports community-driven development programs worldwide through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while fostering responsible leadership.

  • Second-Grade Poetry Anthology, Anna Yates Elementary School, Emeryville, California: Weiss Associates is funding the design and printing of a poetry anthology by second-graders at Anna Yates Elementary School, which educates approximately 400 mainly low-income students in Emeryville.

    Weiss Technical Writer and Editor Lisa Bernstein at Anna Yates Elementary School

    Weiss Technical Writer and Editor Lisa Bernstein teaches second-graders poetry-writing at Anna Yates Elementary School, Emeryville. Lisa Bernstein also serves as the alternate Poet Laureate of Emeryville.