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Giving Back

We have donated engineering services to A Gift for Teaching, Midway Safe Harbor, the Boys & Girls Club, Meals onWheels Facility, Harbor House, Nap Ford School and multiple United Cerebral Palsy Schools in Central Florida.

We support Education Foundations through golf tournament participation, various reception attendances, as well as other given opportunities such as school supply drives.

In addition, we embrace helping causes such as Crooms’ Technology 5K Walk, Killarney Elementary’s Soldier Supply Drive, the Boys & Girls Club Bowl-A-Thon, Green Champions Drive and March of Dimes Mud Volleyball.

We are truly thankful for all of the clients we have and look forward to continuing the great partnerships we have developed for years to come.

A Gift for Teaching is a local non-profit organization that serves impoverished schools in Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties. The mission of A Gift For Teaching is to ensure that children in Central Florida have the basic tools for learning by transferring, at no cost, the community’s surplus supplies and merchandise into the hands of teachers and school children in need. MPE in partnership with Schenkel Shultz Architecture and Centex Rooney Construction Company designed a new facility for A Gift For Teaching in late 2004. In 2008, the Gift for Teaching staff filmed an awareness commercial at MPE’s office in Maitland.

ACE Mentoring is a program that introduces children to various careers in the Architectural, Engineering and Construction industry. “The program’s mission is to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in the integrated construction industry through mentoring; and to support their continued advancement in the industry though scholarships and grants.” MPE has a board member and several mentors involved in the Central Florida Chapter. We also host the bi-weekly mentoring meetings at our offices.

Canstruction® is a nationwide event that locally benefits the 2nd Harvest Food Bank. Canstruction® combines the competitive spirit of a design/build competition with a unique way to help feed hungry people. Competing teams, lead by architects and engineers, showcase their talents by designing giant sculptures made entirely out of canned foods. Each year MPE competes in this event held at the Orlando Fashion Square mall in October. MPE received Honorable Mention in 2004 for our Swift Boat structure. In 2005, we participated with our Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robot structure and in 2006, we received another Honorable Mention for our “Supercan” design. In 2007 we cleaned house with Best Structure (which will take us to Nationals), Juror’s Favorite and Best Poster Design!

For more than 55 years, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) has been committed to change and progress for people with disabilities. Through its national network of service providers, United Cerebral Palsy affiliates help people with disabilities live life without limits. United Cerebral Palsy affiliates serve more than 100,000 children and adults with disabilities and their families every day. MPE in partnership with Schenkel Schultz Architecture has designed several facilities for United Cerebral Palsy. The latest facility opened 2009.

Matern decided to spearhead an effort to level the playing field for Seminole High School’s “Destiny Show Choir” Destiny Show Choir is a very talented group of young adults that compete on a national level. The talent & training is there, all they needed was a level playing field. Costumes and Stage Props are expensive but have such an impact. With nearly $10,000 donated in cash and the construction of some versatile backdrops, Destiny now has beautiful costumes and some great backdrops that swivel and roll. For those of you who attended the National Competition at Hard Rock Café, what a treat to see this talented show choir take 1st place! Go Destiny! Some of you graduated in 2006 and it was your farewell to Destiny, best wishes to you as you leave high school and venture into the next phase of your journey. To Mr. McGuire and for those of you, who have the privilege of being a part of Destiny in the following years, thank you for the privilege of being of service to your talent & your future.

Below is a partial listing of organizations that MPE has contributed to:
  • ACE Mentoring
  • Golden Knights Club
  • ACYS – Spirit United Lady Panthers
  • Harbor House of Central Florida
  • AIA
  • Hillsborough County Schools Foundation
  • American Diabetes Association Orlando
  • Junior Achievement
  • American Heart Association
  • Lake Brantley High School
  • Bahai Shrine Circus
  • Lake Howell High School Interactive Robotics
  • Bishop Moore Baseball Team
  • Lake Howell High School Love A Child
  • B’nai B’rith
  • March of Dimes
  • Boggy Creek Gang
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Mobility 20/20
  • Central Florida Council – Boy Scouts
  • Northlake Park Community School
  • Charlotte County Family YMCA
  • Ocoee Middle School
  • Child Rescue Network
  • OCPS Southwestern Elementary School Restore
  • Christ the King Lutheran Church
  • Seminole County Public Schools Midway Safe Harbor
  • Christmas for Children
  • Princeton Charter House
  • Citizens For Excellent Schools
  • Seminole High School Booster Club
  • Coalition for the Homeless Central Florida
  • Shriner’s South Lake Hospital
  • Engineering Ministries
  • St. Cloud Hospital
  • Foundation for Orange County Schools
  • Take Stock in Children
  • International F.E.A.T. Florida Division, Inc.
  • Threshold and Russell Home for A-typical Children
  • Foundation for Early Childhood Development
  • UCF Foundation, Inc.
  • Foundation for Orange County Public Schools
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida
  • Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools
  • United Cerebral Palsy Charter School
  • Foundation of Lake County
  • Valencia Community College Foundation
  • Gulf Coast Rebuilding Fund, Inc.
  • Winter Springs High School
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Harry Chapin Food Bank