Sean Romo with United Bridge Partners / Parkersburg Bridge Partners presents a check to PACF's Julie Posey and Marian Clowes.

Parkersburg Bridge Partners recently made a $15,000 donation to the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF). The creation of a donor advised fund with PACF will allow Parkersburg Bridge Partners (PBP) to award grants to organizations and causes that are important to the company and community.

This is one of PBP’s first charitable investments in the Mid-Ohio Valley. With construction on the rehabilitation of Parkersburg Memorial Bridge scheduled to begin this month, the company is following through on its commitment to make long-term investments in the community.

“We are happy to partner with the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation on this charitable giving fund. We can make a larger impact on the area by working with the foundation and recommending grants through their process. We look forward to learning more about the area’s non-profit organizations, their needs and how we can support them moving forward,” said Ken Szeliga, Vice President of Construction and Operations for Parkersburg Bridge Partners.

Interested applicants can learn more about the donor advised grant process and apply for donations through the foundation’s website,

“We applaud Parkersburg Bridge Partners for its corporate commitment to strengthening our community’s critical infrastructure, both in the form of its work to rehabilitate the Memorial Bridge, as well as through its commitment to building a company donor advised fund with the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation. Since 1963, the PACF has worked to build lasting resources for the betterment of the Mid-Ohio Valley; we welcome this new partnership to support PBP’s charitable goals. With its support for the new advised fund, the PBP team clearly demonstrates its long-term dedication to our region’s benefit and its desire to be a good neighbor. An advised fund will enable PBP to easily and efficiently invest in the social good of our community,” said PACF’s Executive Director, Judy Sjostedt Ritchie.

About Parkersburg Bridge Partners

Parkersburg Bridge Partners (PBP) is the owner of Parkersburg Memorial Bridge. A subsidiary of United Bridge Partners, PBP will fund, design, build, operate and maintain Memorial Bridge. PBP has assembled a national-caliber design, engineering, construction and operations team with substantial experience successfully delivering bridge projects across the United States.

For more information about the Memorial Bridge project, residents are encouraged to visit or follow PBP on Facebook and LinkedIn.